Chenango Valley State Park

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Chenango Valley State Park
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Chenango Valley State Park, November 2011
Chenango Valley State Park is located in New York
Chenango Valley State Park
Location of Chenango Valley State Park within New York State
TypeState park
Location153 State Park Road
Chenango Forks, New York[1]
Nearest cityBinghamton, New York
Coordinates42°12′54″N 75°49′48″W / 42.215°N 75.83°W / 42.215; -75.83Coordinates: 42°12′54″N 75°49′48″W / 42.215°N 75.83°W / 42.215; -75.83
Area1,137 acres (4.60 km2)[2]
Operated byNew York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Visitors173,960 (in 2014)[3]
OpenAll year
Camp sites184
WebsiteChenango Valley State Park

Chenango Valley State Park is a 1,137-acre (4.60 km2) state park located in Broome County, New York in the United States.[2][4] The park is located adjacent to the Chenango River in western part of the Town of Fenton.

The park includes the 18-hole Chenango Valley State Park Golf Course.

Park description[edit]

Chenango Valley State Park offers a beach, picnic tables with pavilions, a playground, recreation programs, a 184-site campground, 24 cabins, sledding, a boat launch with boat rentals, and a food concession. Trails are available for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing.[1]

The park includes forested and wetland habitats; forested areas contain populations of woodpeckers, nuthatches, warblers and thrushes, while the lake and wetland areas host herons, ducks and kingfishers.[1] The mature woodlands are noted for a particularly large number of pileated woodpeckers.[citation needed] For anglers, Chenango Lake includes trout, bass, perch and bullhead.[1]

Two kettle lakes, Chenango Lake and Lily Lake, are found within the park. The lakes were formed as glaciers receded at the end of the most recent ice age.[5]

The Chenango Valley State Park Golf Course is located within the park. The course, originally constructed as a 9-hole course by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, was expanded to its current 18-hole size in 1967.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Chenango Valley State Park". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Section O: Environmental Conservation and Recreation, Table O-9". 2014 New York State Statistical Yearbook (PDF). The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. 2014. p. 671. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-16. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  3. ^ "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Data.ny.gov. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  4. ^ "Chenango Valley State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  5. ^ "Chenango Valley State Park". NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Chenango Valley State Park Golf Course". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved November 9, 2015.

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