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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Green Lakes State Park Turquoise lakes, picture-perfect views--size: 1,785 acres
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.
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.