Mary Island State Park

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Mary Island State Park
Mary Island State Park is located in New York
Mary Island State Park
Location of Mary Island State Park within New York State
TypeState park
LocationWellesley Island
Town of Alexandria
Jefferson County, New York
Coordinates44°22′01″N 75°55′12″W / 44.367°N 75.92°W / 44.367; -75.92Coordinates: 44°22′01″N 75°55′12″W / 44.367°N 75.92°W / 44.367; -75.92
Area13 acres (0.053 km2)[1]
Created1897 (1897)[2]
Operated byNew York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Visitors3,415 (in 2014)[3]
OpenMemorial Day to Labor Day
WebsiteMary Island State Park

Mary Island State Park is a 13-acre (5.3 ha) state park[1] located in the St. Lawrence River in Jefferson County, New York. The park is situated in the Town of Alexandria on the east end of Wellesley Island, and is accessible only by boat.


Mary Island State Park was purchased by the New York State Fisheries, Game and Forest Commission in 1897. Along with Canoe-Picnic Point State Park, it was one of the first New York state parks established along the St. Lawrence River as part of the St. Lawrence Reservation, a recreation area within the Thousand Islands region authorized by New York State in 1896.[2]


Mary Island State Park is accessible only by boat. The park offers picnic tables, fishing, a boat launch and docks, and a campground for tents only.[4] It is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.[5]

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  1. ^ 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. 673. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 16, 2015. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "The State Reservation Upon and Along the St. Lawrence River". Third Annual Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries, Game and Forests of the State of New York. Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., Printers. January 20, 1898. p. 144.
  3. ^ "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "Mary Island State Park". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  5. ^ "Mary Island State Park - Hours of Operation". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved November 1, 2016.

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