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Park Station Park Activities

Fishing:

Various species including Brown Trout Bass, Rainbow Trout, Large Mouth Black Bass, Bluefill, Pumpkinseed, Black Crappie and Yellow Perch.  

NYSDEC fishing license is required.

All PERSONS fishing at the PARK will abide by the rules and regulations of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Certified Baitfish purchased from a bait dealer can be transported over land in a motorized vehicle and used on any body of water where it is legal to do so.  For bait to be considered certified, the seller must provide a receipt that contains:  the name of the seller, date of sale, the species of fish and the number of each species sold.  The buyer must retain that receipt while in possession of the baitfish.  Baitfish without a receipt or with a receipt that is older than 10 days shall be considered uncertified bait.

Uncertified bait are those that have not been tested to verify that they are free of specified diseases.  Uncertified baitfish purchased from a bait dealer can only be used on the same body of water that they were collected in.

Worms available at the Campground Office.

Assorted fishing tackle are for sale at the Campground Office.

For a comprehensive list of New York Freshwater Fishing go to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/


 Swimming:

                                                                                        Swimming is permitted in designated areas only and only when lifeguards are on duty. 

** Swimming is open the third Saturday in June through Labor Day.

** Swimming hours are 12:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. weather permitting.

Floatation devices are not allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS.

All children under the age of 10 (ten) must be accompanied by their parent or another adult over 18 (eighteen) years of age while in the water.

Children less than 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


No prolonged breath holding or breath holding games.

Water Safety - in the event of thunder or lightning the waterfront will be closed.  It will remain closed until 30 minutes from the last thunder or lightning observation.  There are no refunds due to weather.

Every effort is made to provide safe swimming opportunities by testing the water and by keeping the swimming area 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 incovenience as it may occur with little or no advance notice.

You must abide by the rules, a  detailed list of swimming rules is posted at the waterfront.


 Boating:


Cartop boats are allowed on the lake from April 1st to October 30th (weather permitting) from 7 a.m. to sunset.

Between April 1st through May 1st each person on board must wear a securely fastened USCG approved wearable personal floatation device of an appropriate size.

Motors are prohibited.

All PERSONS operating boats at the PARK will abide by the rules and regulations of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on boats.

Swimming from boats is prohibited.

No person shall operate a Watercraft closer than one hundred (100) feet to a swimming area.

Boat Rentals

  • Kayaks, paddle boats and canoes are available for rental at the waterfront from 12-5 p.m. when the waterfront is open.  Row boats are available for rental at the Campground Office. (weather permitting)
  • There will be NO REFUNDS on rental boats.
  • You must be sixteen (16) years if age or older to rent a boat, and there must be at least one (1) person sixteen (16) years of age or older in a boat whenever it is in use.
  • PERSONS between the ages of four (4) and ten (10) must be accompanied by their parent or another adult over eighteen (18) years of age when utilizing row boats or paddle boats.
  • PERSONS between the ages of six (6) and ten (10) must be accompanied by their parent or another adult over eighteen (18) years of age when utilizing canoes.
  • There will be one (1) USCG approved life jacket or seat cushion for each occupant.  Persons under twelve (12) years of age and those who cannot swim must wear life jackets.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on boats. 
  • The Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to refuse rentals at any time.
  • Any PERSON misusing rental boats or equipment will be ejected and their boating privileges will be withdrawn.
  • Swimming from boats is prohibited.
  • Boats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Overdue rentals will be charged to the nearest one-half hour.
  • All rentals stop one (1) hour before closing and all equipment must be returned.
  • All PERSONS operating boats at the PARK will abide by the rules and regulations of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Rental Capacities  
                                  Maximum Capaciy          Minimum Age      
Row Boats                    Five (5)                         Four (4) years
Canoes                        Three (3)                       Six (6) years
Paddle Boats                 Varies                           Four (4) years
Kayaks                          One (1)                        Sixteen (16) years

Waterfront Boat Rental Fees
Paddle Boats        $8.00 per hour
Canoes                $7.00 per hour
Kayaks                $7.00 per hour 

Campground Office Boat Rental Fees
Row Boats            $ 7.00 per hour
Row Boats            $15.00 per half-day
Row Boats            $20.00 per full day
Row Boats            $40.00 per weekend (Saturday - Sunday)
Row Boats            $50.00 per week (Monday - Friday)

 

 Camping:

 

Park Station has 40 large, wooded campsites some of which are located on a 100 acre lake.  Camping is open year round.  Each campsite provides electric (30 amp), a picnic table and a fire ring.  Also available in the Park are flush toilets, hot/cold showers, a laundry facility, vending machines, dumping station, water taps, garbage receptacles, pay telephones, playgounds and a camp store.

Registration - You must register with the Campground Office upon arrival.  Please notify the Campground Office if you leave your site for more than 24 hours.       

Minimum Age - you must be 18 years of age or older to rent a site.  This responsible person must remain on the site for the entire term of occupancy.                                                                             

Check In Time - as early as 2:00p.m.                                      

Check Out Time - as late as 12:30p.m.                                      

Quiet Hours - 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.  All loud noises, both human and equipment will cease during quiet hours.                            

Water - after the last weekend in Septemeber there is no guarantee that water will be available in the campground or at the dump station.  The campground restrooms will be open year round.

Campsites - must be kept clean at all times.  Any/all debris is to be removed by the campers (ex. lawn chairs, carpet, containers, etc.)

Grey Water - is to be dumped at the dump station ONLY.

Alcohol - permitted in the campground ONLY unless a permit has been issued.

Visitors - must pay the daily entrance fee and may be required to park their vehicle in the parking lot outside of the campground.  Visitors must vacate the campground by 10:00 p.m.

Occupancy - limited to 6 (six) persons or one family group (mother, father and minor children and one (1) single relative).

Equipment permitted - you may have one camper (up to 35 feet) and one tent per site OR two tents per site.

Fires - allowed only in fire rings.  Firewood may be purchased in the Campground Office.  If bringing your own firewood please refer to our "Don't Move Firewood"  iterature.

Trash Cans - please leave on the post at the entrance of your site so it can be emptied each morning.

Trenching - prohibited

Portable Potties - prohibited

Laundry - please do not hang your laundry on a clothesline to dry.  Swim suits and camping gear are acceptable.

Vehicles - 2 per site after 10:00 p.m.  Please keep your vehicles on the gravel provided.

Playground is closed at dusk.

All children 17 and under must be at their campsite between 
11 p.m. - 8 a.m.

Consideration of Others - Please note that we reserve the right to evict, without refund, anyone violating these rules, destroying property, creating a disturbance, or engaging in behavior not suitable in a family campground.

Please do not walk across other occupied sites.  Remember that an occupied site is another camper's home.

No refunds for early departure, no-shows, late arrivals, inclement weather, personal reasons, etc.

Extension Cords - always use extension cords properly.  For Extension Cord Do's and Don'ts click here.

Campers must leave your site clean and free of debris and garbage.  All garbage should be put in the garbage can provided.  It should look as it did when you arrived.  There will be a $25.00 fee charged if a site needs to be cleaned after you leave.  If there are damages (including destruction of trees) the fee may be significantly more.  Future camping is on hold until fees are paid.

Camping Fees                         Lakeside               Inside
County Resident                 $29.00/night      $27.00/night
Non-County Resident           $32.00/night      $30.00/night

4 week continuous camping rate:
(available October 15th through March 31st) 
County Resident - $400.00   Non-County Resident - $450.00

Payment is expected within 10 days of making your reservation.  A reservation made less than 10 days from reservation date must pay at the time of the reservation.  A full refund less a $20.00 handling fee will be given with a minimum 14 calendar day cancellation notice.  A cancellation less than 14 days will result in a camping credit less $20.00 handling fee, to be used during the current camping season.

Maximum stay is 14 days from April 1st through October 14th.
 
Maximum stay is 4 continuous weeks from October 15th through March 31st. 



 Picnics 
 & Outings:



Picnic sites with charcoal grills are found throught the Park.  There are two reservable pavilions available for family reunions, corporate parties or gatherings. 

Pavilion #1 - located near waterfront, can hold 75 people.  Pavilion has electric, barbeque grill, and space for horseshoes and badminton.

Pavilion #2 - located near park entrance, can hold 75 people.  Pavilion has electric, barbeque grill and space for horseshoes and badminton.

Rental Rate:
County Resident             $40.00
Non-County Resident    $50.00

Rental of pavilion is from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Alcohol is allowed in our picnic area only at our rental facilities with prior authorization through the Chemung County Attorney.  In order to receive authorization you must provide us with a Comprehensive General Liability of no less than $1,000,000 of coverage per person/occurrence and aggregate naming the County of Chemung as an "Additional Insured".  This policy must also include Host Liquor Liability Coverage.  This policy must be submitted to the Chemung County Buildings and Grounds Department at least 30 days prior to your event. 

 Hiking 
 Trails:


Pack a picnic and hike one of the many miles of nature trails within 
the park. A self-guided trail brochure highlighting local flora and 
fauna habitat is available at the Campground Office.

 Winter 
 Activities:

10.0 km of wooded and open trails for the novice through expert 
cross-country skier. An area of the lake is cleared for ice skating. 
Winter hours are from 9 AM to sunset daily. Call ahead to check 
weather conditions at (607)739-9164.

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