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NEWTOWN BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK, NY

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The area which is now Newtown Battlefield Reservation State Park was the site of the battle of Newtown, which occurred in August of 1779 and was the decisive clash in one of the largest offensive campaigns of the American Revolution. This expedition, known as the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign, ...

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Description

The area which is now Newtown Battlefield Reservation State Park was the site of the battle of Newtown, which occurred in August of 1779 and was the decisive clash in one of the largest offensive campaigns of the American Revolution. This expedition, known as the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign, had been regarded as punishment to several tribes among the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy who had sided with the British in the war and had attacked frontier settlements. In 1973, Newtown Battlefield Reservation was designated as a historic landmark and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography:

A stone monument was dedicated at the top of the hill on August 29, 1879, the centennial of the Battle of Newtown. The present granite monument was erected in 1912. During the 1930s, Civilian Conservation Corps crews built and developed many of the present facilities of the park, including a beautiful, rustic lodge.

Recreation:

Visitors will enjoy relaxing and enjoying the park's vistas.

Facilities:

Park amenities include cabins, campsites, showers, dumping stations, picnic tables, and priceless scenery, all of which are handicapped-accessible.

Nearby Attractions:

Mark Twain State Park and Soaring Eagles Golf Course are nearby, as is Pinnacle State Park and Golf Course. Other nearby state parks include Watkins Glen State Park, Robert H. Treman State Park, and Buttermilk Falls State Park.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Horseshoes
  • Maintenance
  • Parking
  • Picnicking
  • Shelters
  • Water Fillup Station
Alerts and Important Information

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.

  • 2 sleeping tents max or 1 camping unit and 1 small tent, 6 people per site. No tents in cabin area. These rules are strictly enforced.
  • The cabins are rustic and no bedding, cookware or heat is provided.
  • Smoking is NOT permitted in any cabins.
  • Cabins have a 2-night minimum stay and campsites have a 1-night minimum stay - all season.
  • Office hours are limited during non-peak season.
  • Cabin campers arriving after 9pm must call park to make arrangements for key.

PETS

  • Only 2 pets per site are permitted.
  • Pets must have current rabies certificate.
  • Pets must be on leash and not left unattended.

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.

IMPORTANT: New York State Parks encourages everyone to be safe outdoors. Please take a few moments to read about the health risks associated with tick bites and some simple steps you can take to safeguard you and your family.http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/04092014Ticks

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

NEWTOWN BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK
2346 Co. Rt. 60 Rd
Elmira  NY  14901

Phone Number:

Project Office: (607)732-6067