Clarence Fahnestock State Park, Putnam County |  Putnam County New York
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Clarence Fahnestock State Park, Putnam County

Putnam County

Things to Do, Beach, Biking, Boat Launch, Boat Rentals, Campsites, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Camping, Hiking Trails, Walking Trails, Hunting, Ice Fishing, Nature Trails, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, Winter activities, boating, swimming, beautiful beach Clarence Fahnestock State Park, Putnam County

Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park offers an excellent range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. This 14,086-acre park boasts hiking trails, picnic areas, scenic campgrounds, and abundant opportunities for boating, hunting, fishing, birding and many more activities for kids of all ages.

Click to enlarge picture of "Fishing and Boating at Fahnestock State Park".

Clarence Fahnestock State Park

Note All freshwater fishing requires a permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This permit can be obtained from town halls and many sporting goods stores.

"Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park is a delight for outdoor enthusiasts. This park, covering land in Putnam and Dutchess counties, boasts hiking trails, a beautiful beach, picnic areas, scenic campgrounds, and abundant opportunities for boating, hunting, fishing, and birding. The park is also home to the Taconic Outdoor Education Center which provides high quality environmental programming and Fahnestock Winter Park which includes 15 kilometers of groomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

"The large beach at Canopus Lake is the jewel of Clarence Fahnestock Memorial Park. Its sandy shore and nearby picnic area are enjoyed by thousands of bathers. In addition to swimming, campers and day trippers can fish in or tour Canopus Lake by row boats which are available for rental by the hour or the day. Visitors with their own boats must obtain a Regional Boating permit at the Park Office. Fishing by boat is permitted at Stillwater and Canopus Lakes. Fishing at both lakes and four ponds is excellent in all seasons for anglers seeking bass, pickerel, perch or brook and rainbow trout.

"The scenic campground, formed along the park's natural rock ridges, provides alcoves of privacy and tranquility for campers. Each of the 80 campsites has a picnic table and fire ring. Additionally there is an area for RV camping. Although there are no hookups available or dump station, restroom and shower facilities are centrally located to all RV and tent sites. Individuals, as well as larger camping groups, are welcome. The campground's nature center houses environmental displays and a variety of touch boxes. On weekends, park staff organizes hikes and craft activities. Movies are shown on Saturday evenings for the enjoyment of all campers."

Things To Do at Fahnestock Memorial Park
Boat Launch Sites
Boat Rentals
Bridle Path (horseback riding)
Food *
Group Camping
Hiking Trails / Walking
Nature Trail
Picnic Tables
Recreation Programs
Showers *
Tent & Trailer Sites

    Winter Activities
    Cross-Country Skiing
    Ice Fishing
    Snowshoeing Trails
Wheelchair Accessible*
Accessible indicates that, to the extent possible, this facility or activity meets the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards. It is strongly recommended that you contact the facility in advance for a full description of facilities.

Location: Putnam County

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