Chenango Valley State Park's two kettle lakes, Lily and Chenango, were created when the last Ice Age glacier retreated and left behind huge chunks of buried ice, which melted to form the lakes and bog. The park is popular with birdwatchers, who 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. Golfers will appreciate the 18-hole golf course, while wintertime visitors enjoy ice skating, sledding, and cross-country skiing.
Chenango Valley State Park is located adjacent to the Chenango River, in Broome County.
Summer visitors enjoy the beach, biking, boating, fishing, golf, hiking, and picnicking in the sunshine. Winter visitors get to ice skate, sled, and cross-country ski.
Park offerings include a beach, boat rentals, cabins and campsites, food concessions, a nature trail, picnic tables, pavilions, a playground, and showers. There are water outlets convenient to all campsites.
Bowman Lake State Park, Fillmore Glen State Park, Robert Treman State Park, Taughannock Falls State Park and Oquaga Creek State Park are all nearby.
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.
Chenango Valley is open for day-use year round. Camping at the park is available from mid May to Mid-October.
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.
Bear Notice: Be advised that you will be camping in bear country. Please do not leave food, garbage, coolers or other containers unattended as these items are an attractant to bears. Please keep fire pits clean by not burning garbage in them. Literature regarding Chenango Valley State Park's wildlife policy will be given out upon check-in.
- If your site allows for pets, only 2 per site are permitted. Current rabies certificate required. Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6ft at all times.
- Bike helmets are required for children under 14 years of age.
- Rollerblades, rollerskates or skateboards are not allowed at the park.
- Camper must be 18 years of age or older to get a permit.
- Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m.
- Smoking is not permitted in the cabins. Smoking is also prohibited in all park rental buildings, pavilions, and in the swimming/playground areas.
- 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.