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Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!: Protect New York's lakes by arriving with your boat cleaned, drained, and dry. Please take action before you leave home to reduce the transport of aquatic invasives. Visit the NYSDEC website for more information on inspecting and cleaning your boat and gear.
CHERRY PLAIN STATE PARK, NY
DescriptionCherry Plain State Park is nestled in the woods of the Taconic Valley. The park's 175 acres are a quiet alternative to other parks in the region. The park's setting on Black River Pond features a sandy beach with adjacent picnic grounds and a boat launch. The park also has bridle paths and hiking, biking, and nature trails that serve as cross-country ski trails in winter. Anglers enjoy fishing for bass, bullheads, and pickerel here. A special feature of the park is a Charcoal Kiln Site that can be found by hiking a trail that begins at the southern corner of the main parking lot. The Capital District Wildlife Management Area surrounds the park and offers another 4,153 acres of forested land for outdoor recreation.
Cherry Plain State Park, opened to the public in 1962, is located 19 miles southeast of Grafton and seven miles north of Stephentown, off NYS Route 22.
Biking, boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, and picnicking are the park's most popular summer activities; winter visitors can cross-country ski.
The park's facilities include a beach, boat launch sites and rentals, campsites, a nature trail, picnic tables and pavilions, and showers.
Nearby parks include Grafton Lakes State Park, Schodack Island State Park, Peebles Island State Park, Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site, and Crailo State Historic Site.
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Alerts and Important InformationDID YOU KNOW you save 15-20% by reserving a weeknight* campsite? (*Sunday-Thursday, excluding holidays)
Each year the campground makes every effort to provide safe swimming opportunities by testing the water and by keeping the swimming areas staffed with lifeguards. Please be aware that if the safety of our swimmers is compromised, due to lack of lifeguard coverage or water quality issues, swimming will be prohibited and therefore cannot be a guaranteed activity. We apologize for this inconvenience as it may occur with little advance notice.
To insure fairness for all NY customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 9-month Maximum Window can not be changed or cancelled until 18 days after the reservation was made.
Peak season: A person may be the primary site occupant for 14 total days of camping within a 16 day period. S/he must leave the park for 48 hours once they have stayed the maximum number of days allowed before beginning a new reservation.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Located 19 miles southeast of Grafton and 7 miles north of Stephentown, off NYS Rte 22 on CCC Dam Road. 518-733-5400
Mailing Address:CHERRY PLAIN STATE PARK
25 STATE PARK ROAD
Berlin NY 12022
Phone Number:Information: (518) 733-5400
Cherry Plain State Park: (518) 733-5400. When Cherry Plain is closed you may call Grafton Lakes State Park at 518-279-1155