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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 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.

Sun 19 Jun
Father’s Day Native Tree Walk
Sunday, June 19, 2016 02:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1590

Join SUNY ESF's Dr. Donald Leopold on his annual Father's Day hike; a favorite event that families attend year after year! Meet at the Nature Center.

Annual Meeting:

All CPF members are encouraged to stay for the annual meeting immediately following the walk at the small pavilion. This is the perfect time to meet the board and learn how you can help out!

Fri 08 Jul
Star Search with Barefoot Bob
Friday, July 8, 2016 08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1590

Planets, stars, and a crescent moon! The summer skies are at their finest, when we can look directly into the center of the Milky Way galaxy, and see it's many rich star clusters and nebulae. Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will be visible. We might even get a peek at Mercury. Meet at the Nature Center.Raindate: Saturday, July 9th

Wed 27 Jul
Basic Orienteering Skills
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 02:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1590

Learn how the lifesaving skills of map and compass reading has evolved into a popular sport the whole family will enjoy! Learn the skills yourself and test out our beginner's orienteering course set up special for the day! Meet at the Nature Center.

Sat 13 Aug
Solar Observing with Barefoot Bob
Saturday, August 13, 2016 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1590

Using special telescopes, come and see solar flares, prominences, sunspots, and magnetic storms on our nearest star, the sun! Meet at the Nature Center.Raindate: Sunday, August 14th.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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