Green Lakes State Park


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Green Lakes State Park


Location:Off NYS 290, 10 miles east of Syracuse.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), showers (é), cabins (é), picnic areas (é), picnic pavilions (é), food concession, trails, 18-hole golf course, beach (é), boat rentals, playground (é).
Activities:Camping, boating (no power boats), fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, golf, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, recreation programs (é).
Special Features:Among the park's outstanding features are two glacial lakes, known as meromictic lakes, where the surface and bottom waters do not mix during seasonal changes. The park's golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones. The campgrounds were named among America's top 100 in 2004.
Address:7900 Green Lakes Rd
Fayetteville, NY 13066

Phone:315-637-6111
Web: www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkId=23
Size: 1,955 acres.

See other parks in New York.
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Cuomo announced major improvements to Green Lakes State Park in time for the summer season, including renovation of the golf course clubhouse, Pine Woods Campground, and park entrance.
Green Lakes State Park is a crown jewel in the parks system and a vital resource for outdoor recreation and tourism in Central New York, Governor Cuomo said.
The Green Lakes State Park improvements are part of the Governor's NY Parks 2020 Plan, a multi-year commitment to leverage $900 million in private and public funding for State Parks from 2011 to 2020.
Green Lakes State Park Turquoise lakes, picture-perfect views--size: 1,785 acres
Various waterfowl, waterbirds and mammals make Green Lakes State Park their home and are best observed from its trails.
An accessible kayak launch was recently installed at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville and others will be installed at Buffalo Harbor State Park later this fall, as well as at Seneca Lake State Park in Geneva and Wellesley Island State Park near Alexandria Bay next year.
Recognizing the significance of this area, New York State purchased 500 acres of land surrounding the lakes from a private landowner, and created Green Lakes State Park in 1928.
Approximately 10 miles east of Syracuse, visitors to Green Lakes State Park enjoy picnicking, hiking, camping, bicycling, swimming, boat rentals, golfing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
For more information, call Green Lakes State Park at (315) 637-6111.
Rated between "very good" and "outstanding" were Green Lakes State Park course in Fayetteville, another Robert Trent Jones course; the Saratoga Spa State Park course and Soaring Eagles course at Mark Twain State Park, near Elmira, each was rated as a "great value" and were among the top 165 courses.
Green Lakes State Park hosts nearly one million visitors annually.
Rated between "very good" and "outstanding" were Green Lakes State Park course in Fayetteville, another Robert Trent Jones course; Saratoga Spa State Park course and Soaring Eagles course at Mark Twain State Park near Elmira.