Anyone interested in hunting at Darien Lakes State Park is required to have a permit. All permits need to be reviewed and signed by an employee of Darien Lakes State Park and will be available at our Camping office until October 18th, 2015 from at least 10am until 530pm. After October 18th they will be available at the Park office, it is suggested that you call in advance to make sure we are available. All NYS Office of Parks and NYS DEC rules and regulations apply, you are responsible for making sure you are in compliance.
Both small and big game hunting are allowed and the permit will include both. West of Eleven Mile Creek is off limits to gun hunting, however there are areas where bow hunting is allowed in the gun restricted areas. Hunters may camp in the park while the campground is open. They must keep equipment locked in their vehicles while in the campground and day use areas.
Permanent tree stands are not allowed, however, climbing stands may be used providing that they do not damage the trees and are removed by dusk on the last day of deer season ( The permit also allows hunters using dogs to hunt to have them off leash while in the act of hunting or training East of Eleven Mile Creek.
Hunting is prohibited in the campground, day use areas, and disc golf course.