Green Lakes State Park

Green Lakes State Park

Quick Facts

Green Lakes State Park

New York

(315) 637-6111

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Things To Do

Overview

Green Lakes State Park's outstanding features are its two glacial lakes surrounded by upland forest. Both Round and Green Lakes are meromictic lakes, which means that there is no fall and spring mixing of surface and bottom waters. Such lakes have a high potential for evidence of ancient plant and animal life. Another special feature of the park is the 18-hole Green Lakes State Park Golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, where visitors can snowshoe in winter, and there are 15 miles of trails that cross-country skiers can use.

Map of Green Lakes (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.047996, -75.976585

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boat rentals are available from the boathouse, open daily from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Boat rentals: 5/28-9/5, daily, 11 am - 6 pm. Non-motorized boats, such as kayaks and canoes, are permitted on the lakes. Private boats are not permitted on the lakes.

  • Bicycling

    Bicycling is not permitted on trails surrounding the lake.

  • Camping

    Camping is permitted in Green Lakes State Park from mid-May through mid-October. Tent and trailer sites are available with reservations, as are a handful of cabins. Most sites have electricity. Park facilities include restrooms and showers, picnic grounds, and a boathouse. Hiking trails and boat rentals allow you to get away from the campsite during the day. There are also camper recreation programs and a disc golf course for those who are looking for something a little different.

  • Fishing

    Green Lakes State Park encompasses over 2,100 acres including two deep pothole lakes that are perfect for fishing. Boats are available for rent from the boathouse.

  • Golfing

    Green Lakes State Park's landscape and rolling terrain tests all playing abilities at Green Lakes State Park Golf course. The course has deep faced bunkers and golfers rarely receive a flat lie. Errant tee shots may be costly. Facilities include lockers, pro shop, and a restaurant in the clubhouse, as well as putting greens and golf lessons. Tee time reservations are taken 7 days in advance, please call the pro shop at (315) 637-4653 to reserve yours.

  • Hiking

    The forested area surrounding the lakes is filled with old growth trees and several trails for exploring the natural wonders contained here. The Green Lake Trail and the Round Lake Trail offer excellent views of the lakes and their shores.

  • Picnicking

    Green Lakes State Park is open year-round with pavilions, picnic tables, and grills available for public use. Green Lake has a guarded swimming beach that is open from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Park facilities include restrooms, drinking fountains, a Nature Center (near campground), as well as nature tails, bike trails, and a disc golf course.

  • RVing

    Camping is permitted in Green Lakes State Park from mid-May through mid-October. Tent and trailer sites are available with reservations, the majority of which have electricity. Park facilities include restrooms and showers, picnic grounds, and a boathouse. Hiking trails and boat rentals allow you to get away from the campsite during the day. There are also camper recreation programs and a disc golf course for those who are looking for something a little different.

  • Water Sports

    Green Lake has a sandy public beach with swimming access. Beaches are open daily for swimming from Memorial Day until Labor Day Weekend. Boat rentals are available from the boat house. Fishing is permitted in the park.

  • Winter Sports

    Green Lakes State Park is open year round, with over 10 miles of trails that cross-country skiers and snowshoers can use.

Seasonality/Weather

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Park Partners

Green Lakes State Park Golf Course

Please call ahead to schedule tee times.

(315) 637-4653

Directions

Driving

New York, Albany: Thruway (I-90) west to Exit 34A (I-481 south); to Exit 5E (Kirkville Rd. east) follow Kirkville Rd. right on Fremont Rd.; left on NYS 290. Follow signs to Park.

Buffalo, Rochester: Thruway (I-90) East to exit 34A(I-481 South); to Exit 5E (Kirkville Rd. east) follow Kirkville Rd. right on Fremont Rd.; left on NYS 290. Follow signs to Park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(315) 637-6111

Campground reservations

(800) 456-2267

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