Colorful fall day on Lily Lake in Chenango Valley State Park

Chenango Valley State Park

Located in central New York State, Chenango Valley State Park is a popular site to visit year-round with activities ranging from swimming to cross-country skiing.

The two kettle lakes located in the park were created from retreating glaciers during the last ice age. When the glaciers retreated, they left behind huge chuncks of ice that melted to form the two lakes and bog now found in the park. These lakes serve as great areas for recreational activities from swimming in the summer to ice skating in the winter. 

Many bird species can be found throughout the park from woodpeckers, nut hatches, warblers, and thrushes along the trails to herons, ducks, and kingfishers along the lakes. Several species of fish are found in the lakes drawing fishermen to the park. 

There are 184 campsites and 24 cabins to choose from so you can spend more than a day enjoying the beauty of this park. 

Check out the various maps of the State Park. 

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Image Credit: Friends of Chenango Valley State Park Facebook page


Park is open year-round, from sunrise to sunset for day use

Park Office Hours vary by season. Please call for details.

Memorial Day through Labor Day:

  • Sunday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Friday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Off Season:

  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Closed Weekends)

(Note: Many places fill to capacity on busy, nice weather days, especially holiday weekends. Please call ahead or visit the official website to get the most up-to-date information before visiting.)


Vehicle Use Fee:

  • Cars:  $7
  • Non-Commercial Bus Fee:  $35
  • Commercial Bus Fee:  $75
  • Seasonal Bus Permit:  $75

Boat Rentals:

  • Rowboats: $7/hour, $20/day, $80/week
  • Kayaks: $10/hour; $40/day 
  • Stand-up Paddleboards: $10/hour; $40/day

$25 cash deposit required   


  • Daily Rate:  $87.50 - $115.50/night
  • Weekly Rate:  $350-$462 /week

Weekly rentals ONLY from the 4th weekend in June to Labor Day

Nightly Rental with 2 night minimum:  Mid May to 4th weekend in June and Labor Day to Columbus Day

Additional $7/day for non-NYS residents
Additional $28/week for non-NYS residents


  • $15-27/night
  • Reservation Fee: $9.00

Walk-in registration Fee:  $2.75
*Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents


  • Biking

  • Fishing

  • Hiking

  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)

  • Sledding

  • Cross-Country Skiing


The amenities and activities below are accessible:

  • Amenities

    • Camper Recreation

    • Picnic Tables

    • Showers

    • Tent/Trailer Sites

  • Activities

    • Recreation Programs


Household pets only, caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in bathing areas. Only two pets allowed per camping site.


Last updated: December 27, 2018
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Chenango Valley State Park