Chenango Valley State Park is an ice age wonder. Its two kettle lakes, Lily and Chenango, were created when the last glacier retreated and left behind huge chunks of buried ice which melted to form the lakes and bog. Birdwatchers may glimpse woodpeckers, nut hatches, warblers and thrushes along woodland trails and herons, ducks and kingfishers lakeside. Fishermen will find trout, bass, perch and bullhead in Chenango Lake. Campers can choose from among 184 campsites and 24 cabins and golfers will appreciate the 18-hole Chenango Valley State Park Golf Course (pro shop can be reached by calling: 607-648-9700). Sledding and cross-country ski trails attract visitors in winter.
Current Water Quality - Beach Results.
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.
2016 Camping Season:
Campsites - 184 campsites, maximum of 6 people/site.
Campsites & cabins: Reserve through ReserveAmerica: 800-456-2267.
Camping Season: 5/13/16 - 10/9/16
Cabins available: 5/13/16 - 10/9/16
Pine Bluff & Sunrise 5/13-10/9
*Please note that launching is available a short distance from the parking area for personal non-motorized boats.
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.
daily rate is 1/4 the weekly charge
$20 key deposit due at check-in
Additional $7/day for non-NYS residents
Additional $28/week for non-NYS residents
New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.
Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.
Come join us at Chenango Valley 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. All ages are welcome. Please bring water, a snack, garden gloves,and tools (pruners, rakes, loppers) if possible.
Project 1: Canal road pruning/clean up-this project will include cutting brush, branches along canal road, picking garbage, removing dead tree parts
Project 2: Trail maintenance/clean up-this project includes pruning of branches/bushes along Chenango Lake and Lily Lake trails. It will also include picking of garbage and emptying of fishing line recycling boxes along trails.
Project 3: Park entry area beautification-raking of grass panels around entrance area of park office and surrounding area. removal of branches, planting of flowers (if flower order arrives in time).