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Letchworth State Park wins USA TODAY 2017 Reader's Choice Award for BEST NEW YORK ATTRACTION!

Letchworth State Park wins USA TODAY 2015 Readers' Choice Award for BEST STATE PARK! Read more on this!

Letchworth State Park, renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge, over three major waterfalls, between cliffs as high as 600 feet in some places. The river's cliffs are surrounded by lush forests. Hikers can choose among 66 miles of hiking trails. Trails are also available for horseback riding, biking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Letchworth offers nature, history and performing arts programs, guided walks and tours, a summer lecture series, whitewater rafting, kayaking, hot air ballooning, and a swimming pool. Winter activities include snow tubing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Natural Features
Letchworth State Park is located in the Genesee River gorge, 35 miles south of Rochester.
Considered a flagship facility, visitors have their pick of activities, including biking, horseback riding, fishing, hiking past numerous scenic views and waterfalls, hunting, swimming, visiting the museum, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
Loaded with amenities, the park has a bridle path, cabins, campsites with dumping stations and showers, food concessions, a gift shop, group campsites, a museum, a nature trail, picnic tables, pavilions, playing fields, a playground, and a swimming pool. For organizational retreats, educational and training needs can be met at the historic Conference Center, located in a secluded area at the southwest portion of the park. The fully-equipped Maplewood Lodge is an ideal vacation rental, particularly for snowmobilers, as it is connects to the NYS snowmobile trail system.
Nearby Attractions
Nearby are four state parks: Silver Lake State Park, Hamlin Beach State Park, Darien Lakes State Park, and Stony Brook State Park. Other nearby attractions include the Conesus Lake Boat Launch, Balloons Over Letchworth, Adventure Calls Outfitters, Inc. The historic, completely restored Glen Iris Inn offers overnight accommodations and is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Basics Snack Bar offers light meals and gifts.
General Information:
  • The South Pool is closed. The Harvey Pool is available from late June to Labor Day and is a 20 min. drive through the park from the South-end.
  • Cell service is spotty in the park; the service in the South-end is very limited.
  • There is a fee charged on the 2nd vehicle for the first night of your camping stay.
  • Only US Coast Guard approved flotation devices are allowed.
  • Cabin Area C renters and all Camping customers must arrive prior to 9PM during July and August, and prior to 7PM on weekdays during spring and fall.
  • Cabin Areas and Camping areas allow max. of 2 vehicles; additional cars will be charged a fee.
  • No roller-blades, skates or skateboards, weapons, kegs, or beer balls allowed.


  • Shower facilities are available for renters of Cabin Area E by driving to Cabin Area D.
  • Smoking is NOT permitted in any cabin.
  • ALL cabins - linens/bedding and cookware/utensils are NOT provided.
  • Cabin Area A, B, D, and E renters must arrive prior to 5:30PM or call the park office to make arrangements.
  • There is NO interior water in Cabin Area C.
  • Cabin Areas A and B: Water available during the main season each year, but shut off after mid-October.
  • Area E Cabins and Cabins D-3 and D-8 are reservable for a 2-night min. stay at all times. They do not have heat.
  • Cabin Areas A, B, D, and E are in the South-end.


  • Current proof of rabies inoculation is required at check-in (metal tags will not be accepted).
  • At any time during your stay, pet owners may be required to provide proof of rabies inoculation upon request.
  • Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6ft and under control at all times.
  • Do not leave pets unattended and always clean up after them.
  • Pet owners/permit holders are liable for any damage, personal injury, or nuisance caused by the pet.
  • Where pets are permitted, there is a maximum limit of 2 pets per site.
  • Pets are ONLY allowed in Cabin Area C (2 pets per cabin).
  • Pets are ONLY allowed in the 100, 200, 700, and 800 Loop (2 pets per site).
  • Pets are NOT allowed in Cabin Areas A, B, D, and E.
  • Pets are NOT allowed in Loops 300, 400, 500, and 600.
  • It's preferred that sites within designated pet loops are chosen when using Service animals. They will be allowed elsewhere when these sites are not available or practical.

    SWIMMING: 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. Swimming cannot be a guaranteed activity; therefore, we cannot offer refunds on camping stays. We apologize for this inconvenience as it may occur with little advance notice.

    Looking to reserve a campsite for just 1 night? If you make your reservation within 3 days of your arrival you can book a 1-night stay online or through the Call Center: 1-800-456-2267.

    PRE-REGISTRATION: Have an existing reservation? Don't forget to PRE-REGISTER!! 7 days prior to arrival you can sign into Reserve America and pre-register. IT SAVES TIME.

    LENGTH OF STAY: A camping party and their equipment may occupy a site for a maximum of 14 continuous nights. After which, the camping party and equipment must leave the site and facility for 48 hours before registering again for another site.

    Please Note: To ensure fairness for all NY customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 9-month Maximum Window cannot be changed or cancelled until 18 days after the reservation was made.

  • Letchworth State Park camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Letchworth State Park campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Letchworth State Park or day pass availability.