Saratoga Spa State Park

Saratoga Spa State Park

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Saratoga Spa State Park

New York

(518) 584-2535

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Overview

Saratoga Spa State Park, distinguished by its classical architecture and listed as a National Historic Landmark, is noted for its diverse cultural, aesthetic and recreational resources. In addition to the nationally-known Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Spa Little Theater, the National Museum of Dance, the Saratoga Automobile Museum, the Gideon Putnam Resort and Roosevelt Baths and Spa, the park offers a multitude of traditional recreation opportunities.

The Peerless Pool Complex consists of a main pool with a zero-depth entry, separate slide pool with a 19' double slide and a children's wading pool with a mushroom fountain. The slide pool has a minimum height requirement of 48" tall. The Historic Victoria Pool is a smaller pool surrounded by arched promenades. Both pool areas include food and beverage services, showers, locker rooms and restrooms.

The Saratoga Spa State Park Golf Course offers two beautiful golf courses; a championship 18-hole course and a challenging 9-hole course, complete with pro shop and restaurant. The gentle terrain offers picnic areas, shady streamside trails, suitable for the nature-lover or the casual walker, as well as certified running courses used by joggers and high school and college athletes. Winter activities include cross-country skiing on approximately 12 miles of trails, ice skating, ice hockey.

Volunteers Partner with Park to improve the historic "Vale of Springs"
To recognize the 100th anniversary of the preservation of the mineral springs, volunteers serving on the Saratoga Capital District Park Commission have been leading the Spa Park Centennial Project project to beautify and restore the mineral springs area of the park. The project includes landscaping, new accessible pathways, a stairway and overlook at the Geyser waterfall, and interpretive signs. The mineral springs tour is one of the most popular educational programs offered at the Park. This project will build new spaces to better accomodate the tours and provide better information about the extrodinary natural features of the springs along Geyser brook. Support the effort and donate today!

Saratoga Spa State Park Master Plan. The year-long public master planning process for Spa Park concluded with a plan that strengthens preservation of natural areas while encouraging and expanding public use. The undeveloped areas of the 2,200 acre park are now officially designated as natural areas designed to preserve habitats and support trails. Plans for the northern area of the park call for new uses for vacant structures. Plans for a new Visitor Center in the Lincoln Bathhouse are balanced by a proposal to lease out office space to generate revenue.

Map of Saratoga Spa (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.057819, -73.807358

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Activities

  • Boating

    Kayaks and canoes can be launched at Gray's Crossing and Driscoll Road from mid-April until December, weather permitting. Powerboats can be launched into Saratoga Lake from the Saratoga boat launch from mid-April until late October

  • Bicycling

    Several miles of paths and trails wind through the park for the enjoyment of cyclists looking forward to a relaxing bike ride surrounded by cool groves and fantastic views of the country.

  • Fishing

    Fisherman come to Saratoga Spa State Park in hopes of catching one of the many largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, and walleye that populate the lake.

  • Golfing

    The Saratoga Spa State Park Golf Course offers two beautiful golf courses; a championship 18-hole course and a challenging 9-hole course, complete with pro shop and restaurant.

  • Hiking

    The gentle terrain offers picnic areas, shady streamside trails, suitable for the nature-lover or the casual walker, as well as certified running courses used by joggers and high school and college athletes.

  • Historic Sites

    Saratoga Spa State Park is known throughout the nation for the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Spa Little Theater, and the Gideon Putnam Hotel. The National Museum of Dance and Saratoga Automobile Museum are also on the park grounds.

  • Picnicking

    Family picnic areas consist of grills, picnic tables and comfort stations: no reservations are required. The larger group picnic areas, complete with shelter, require advance reservations from the Park Office.

  • Tennis

    Hardtop courts and clay tennis courts are free to park visitors.

  • Water Sports

    The Peerless Pool Complex consists of a main pool with a zero-depth entry, separate slide pool with a 19' double slide and a wading pool with a mushroom fountain. The Historic Victoria Pool is a smaller pool surrounded by arched promenades. Both pool areas include food and beverage services, showers, locker rooms and restrooms.

  • Winter Sports

    Winter activities include cross-country skiing on approximately 12 miles of trails, ice skating, ice hockey. Snowshoe rentals are available through Park Office, Monday through Friday 8am - 4:30pm and on weekends from 8am until 4pm.

Seasonality/Weather

For information about local area weather, please visit: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/12866.

Park Partners

Friends of Saratoga Spa State Park

The Friends of Saratoga Spa State Park is a non-profit group formed to provide a voice for the Park's unique and diverse resources. They are a group of Park users whose efforts are dedicated to supporting and enhancing an irreplaceable component of the quality of life that the region provides. Their goal is to provide interesting opportunities for people to develop a special relationship with the Park and to contribute to its programs and stewardship.

Directions

Driving

I-87 to exit 13N. Take Route 9 north for 3 miles to park. Or Route 9 and 50, Saratoga Springs.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(518) 584-2535

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