Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park

Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park

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Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park

New York

(607) 547-8662

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Overview

Perched atop a hill in Southern Otsego County, Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park provides spectacular views to the south and west. Nearly two thirds of the park is blanketed by a forest of hardwoods intermixed with smaller areas of conifer plantation. The remainder of this 229-acre property is occupied by gently rolling meadowlands and two ponds. The park, which is named for the generous New York couple who donated the land to the state, offers a variety of recreational opportunities. With expansive views and tranquil surroundings, Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park is a favorite among birdwatchers and other nature lovers.

On-site facilities include a picnic area and the sunset pavilion picnic shelter. The park also features an extensive network of hiking trails and a woodland stream. Another park activity includes catch and release fishing. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobile trails that connect to the state corridor trail system.

Located in Westford, the park is just a short drive from Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park is sure to be a fantastic destination for any family outing.

Map of Betty & Wilbur Davis (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.699966, -74.921608

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Activities

  • Camping

    Cottages include, Bathroom with shower, electric refrigerator and stove, microwave oven, Television, DVD player, furniture, pillows, bedding, cooking utensils, dishes etc.

    Tents and Tree hung hammocks are NOT permitted around cottages. Picnic table, charcoal grill, and fire pit are located outside the cottages. Smoking is NOT permitted in the cottages.

    Cottage rentals include access to swimming facilities at Glimmerglass State Park (17.6 miles from Davis State Park).

    No one under the age of 21 may reserve a cottage. No subletting, substitutions or registering for others will be permitted. The registrant must occupy the site for the entire length of stay. Renters must leave their cottage and surrounding area clean and orderly.

  • Fishing

    Another park activity includes catch and release fishing.

  • Hiking

    The park also features an extensive network of hiking trails and a woodland stream.

  • Picnicking

    On-site facilities include a picnic area and the sunset pavilion picnic shelter.

  • Winter Sports

    Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobile trails that connect to the state corridor trail system.

Seasonality/Weather

For information about local area weather, please visit: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/13326.

Directions

Driving

From New York City and Albany: Take NYS Thruway to Exit 25A (I-88) to Exit 18 (Schenevus); Rt. 7 W to Co. Rt. 34 N; Co. Rt. 36A W to park entrance -- Davis Rd. From the West (Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse): Take NYS Thruway (I-90) E to Exit 30 Herkimer-Mohawk; Rt. 28 S to Richfield Springs Rt. 20 E to Rt. 166 (Cherry Valley); Co. Rt. 35 S (Middlefield); Co. Rt. 36A E to park entrance -- Davis Rd. From Binghamton: Take I-88 E to exit 18 W to Exit 18 (Schenevus); Rt. 7 W to Co. Rt. 34 N; Co. Rt. 36A W to park entrance -- Davis Rd.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(607) 547-8662

Campground reservations

(800) 456-2267

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