Chenango Valley State Park
Chenango Forks, NY

About Chenango Valley State Park

Lake Side Rating
  • View Down the Road in Chipmunk Bluff Area

  • Typical Site in Chipmunk Bluff

  • Pine Bluff Loop

  • Typical Site in Sunrise Loop

  • Each Loop Offers a Small Playgound

  • Diving and Swimming on Chenango Lake

  • Playground Area by the Beach Area

  • Pavillion at the Beach Area

  • Pavillion at the Beach Area

  • Chenango Lake

  • Take a Book, Leave a Book Station

  • Typical Washroom Facilities

Chenango Valley State Park's two kettle lakes, Lily and Chenango, were created when the last Ice Age glacier retreated and left behind huge chunks of buried ice, which melted to form the lakes and bog. The park is popular with birdwatchers, who may glimpse woodpeckers, nut hatches, warblers, and thrushes along woodland trails; and herons, ducks, and kingfishers lakeside. Fishermen will find trout, bass, perch, and bullhead in Chenango Lake. Golfers will appreciate the 18-hole golf course.

Chenango Valley Quick Peek 

Overview
  1. Located 20 minutes northwest of Binghamton, NY
  2. 186 sites, 182 are reservable, none are directly on the water
  3. 88 sites are electric
  4. sites are more shade than sun, sites range from good privacy to limited privacy
  5. sites are mostly quite level, and larger
  6. 185 sites accommodate up to a 20ft trailer
  7. 173 sites accommodate up to a 30ft trailer
  8. 127 sites accommodate up to a 40ft trailer
  9. 41 sites accommodate up to a 50ft trailer
  10. offers two small ponds with a beach for swimming, boating and fishing and nearby golfing
Campground Feature Summary
    Small lake. Small sandy beach. Easy access sites. Electric sites. Large flat sites not directly by the water. Large semi-private sites. Mainly level sites. Fairly shaded sites. Semi-wooded. Very busy during summer months / holiday weekends. Semi-private sites.

Camping Fees

Nightly camping fee $15/night, add $6/night for waterfront sites
Out of state patrons surcharge $5/night

Camping Season Dates

Fri May 13, 2016 thru Sun Oct 9, 2016
Fri May 12, 2017 thru Sun Sep 3, 2017

Campgrounds Within a 60 Minute Drive

Bowman Lake: 30.7 miles, 40 min

Campgrounds Similar to Chenango Valley and What They Have in Common
(A current work in progress, streamlining ahead)

Fish Creek (Adirondack Park), 4 hours 18 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Rollins Pond (Adirondack Park), 4 hours 26 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Watkins Glen (Finger Lakes), 1 hour 34 mins : Electric sites.
Letchworth (Western New York), 2 hours 32 mins : Electric sites.
Eighth Lake (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 4 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Lewey Lake (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 5 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Buck Pond (Adirondack Park), 4 hours 43 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Fair Haven Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 58 mins : Electric sites.
Wellesley Island (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 39 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites.
Lake Durant (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 28 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Meacham Lake (Adirondack Park), 4 hours 28 mins : Small lake.
Limekiln Lake (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 1 min : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Cranberry Lake (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 38 mins : Small sandy beach.
Caroga Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 19 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Moffitt Beach (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 52 mins : Small lake.
Verona Beach (Central New York), 1 hour 39 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites.
Nicks Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 41 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Delta Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 3 mins : Small lake. Electric sites.
Lake Eaton (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 42 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Lake Harris (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 44 mins : Small lake.
Higley Flow (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 46 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites.
Coles Creek (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 38 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites.
Kring Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 47 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites.
Southwick Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 5 mins : Electric sites.
Jacques Cartier (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 0 mins : Electric sites.
Taylor Pond (Adirondack Park), 4 hours 18 mins : Small lake.
Westcott Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 13 mins : Electric sites.
Hamlin Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 55 mins : Electric sites.
Brown Tract Pond (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 6 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Selkirk Shores (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 1 hour 50 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites.
Robert Moses (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 57 mins : Electric sites.
Cedar Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 37 mins : Electric sites.
Point Comfort (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 37 mins : Small sandy beach.
Keuka Lake (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 9 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites.
Sampson (Finger Lakes), 1 hour 42 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites.
Lakeside Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 13 mins : Electric sites.
Cayuga Lake (Finger Lakes), 1 hour 47 mins : Electric sites.
Little Sand Point (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 40 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Gilbert Lake (Central New York), 1 hour 7 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Electric sites.
Robert H Treman (Finger Lakes), 1 hour 7 mins : Electric sites.
Moreau Lake (Central New York), 2 hours 36 mins : Small lake.
Glimmerglass (Central New York), 1 hour 33 mins : Electric sites.
North South Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 2 hours 14 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Taughannock Falls (Finger Lakes), 1 hour 15 mins : Electric sites.
Fillmore Glen (Finger Lakes), 1 hour 2 mins : Electric sites.
Bowman Lake (Central New York), 40 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Mongaup Pond (Catskills / Taconic), 1 hour 38 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Golden Hill (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 31 mins : Electric sites.
Grass Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 33 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites.
Lincoln Pond (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 45 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Long Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 47 mins : Electric sites.
Thompsons Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 1 hour 58 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Schodack Island (Catskills / Taconic), 2 hours 19 mins : Small lake. Electric sites.
Putnam Pond (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 37 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.

Map Location

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Max 50ft - These sites will accommodate tents, popups and trailers up to 50ft

Max 20ft - These sites will accommodate tents, popups and trailers up to 20ft

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Chenango Valley Lake Site ( photos)
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Note: Campground map is missing the sunrise section

Offical Campground Website

Note! The reservation frame below is the Reserve America reservations site. This frame is provided for your convenience only. The Campsite Guide is in no way affiliated with Reserve America. You might wish to open a separate reservation window instead.

Dave's Tips

Dave's tips are currently available for only some camprounds. Unfortunately Chenango Valley isn't one of them! Check back another time.
Chenango Valley photos were taken in the spring on May 5, 2016. As such consider that the leaves on the trees are not fully out. If you are camping at Chenango Valley in the summer, you can assume that there will be more shade and site privacy on sites that have deciduous trees.
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