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Clark Reservation State Park

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6105 East Seneca Turnpike
Jamesville, NY 13078
Latitude 42.992954
Longitude -76.094734

Clark Reservation State Park is a geologic wonder of the last ice age and a botanist's paradise. The park's natural features include rugged cliffs and rocky outcrops, woodland and meadow, a wetland and a glacial plunge basin lake in which the surface waters and bottom waters do not mix. Fishermen can catch pickerel, bullheads and sunfish; while birdwatchers may observe cedar waxwings, kingfishers and woodpeckers. The Nature Center is open seasonally from mid-May through Labor Day.  Guided nature walks leave from the Nature Center building, which also offers numerous exhibits. Hikers may choose from five trails, including the cliff trail, which has a ledge overlook 175 feet above the water.

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet.

Hours of Operation

  • Open year-round, 7:00 am - Sunset
  • Shelters Rentals:
    Available mid-May to Columbus Day, 9 a.m. - sunset.  Call park to reserve.

    Large Shelter, Capacity 100
    Small Shelter, Capacity 25

  • Park Office Hours:
    Vary throughout season. Call park for details.

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.

  • Shelter Rentals
  • Large Shelter (capacity 100):
       - Weekdays:  $100
       - Weekends/Holidays:   $150
    Small Shelter (capacity 25):
       - Weekdays:  $50
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $75
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • (weekends & holidays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day)
    Passenger Vehicle Fee: $5
    Non-Commercial Bus Fee: $35
    Commercial Bus Fee: $75
    Seasonal Bus Permit: $75


Digital Maps

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Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 09:45 PM - 12:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1590

Come join us at Clark Reservation State Park in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Various volunteer projects will be available to choose from.

Project 1: Plant the new demonstration garden

Project 2: Litter patrolProject 3: Garlic mustard pull

Register Now

Contact event coordinator Martha Loew for more information: 315-492-4745,

Registration: Required
Sun 08 May
Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk
Sunday, May 8, 2016 02:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1590

Join us for an easy stroll to enjoy the beautiful spring wildflowers. Celebrate with mothers and grandmothers alike! Meet at the Nature Center.

Sat 21 May
Bird Watching Walk
Saturday, May 21, 2016 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1590

Bring your binoculars and field guides as we explore the park in search of our feathered friends! Meet at the Nature Center.

Sun 22 May
Trees Tell Tales
Sunday, May 22, 2016 02:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1590

Join CPF board member Dr. Gordon Heisler as he reveals the history of the park as told by resident trees. Meet at the Nature Center.

Sat 11 Jun
The Geological Formation of Clark Reservation
Saturday, June 11, 2016 02:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1590

Join Dr. Bryce Hand as he reveals the stories carved in stone as the park landscape was formed thousands of years ago. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Recreation Programs