Glimmerglass State Park
Springfield, NY

About Glimmerglass State Park

Lake Side Rating
  • Site 19

  • Site 33

  • Site 32

  • Site 29

  • Bathroom across from site 34

  • View Down the Road from Site 12

  • SIte 1

  • Beach Area on Otsego Lake

  • Beach Area on Otsego Lake

  • Picnic Area and Playground at the Beach

  • Pavillion at the Beach

  • Playgournd at the Beach

Glimmerglass State Park is located just south of Springfield, NY, southeast of Utica in Central NY.

Glimmerglass State Park overlooks Otsego Lake, the "Glimmerglass" of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales. The rolling, partially-wooded terrain is host to a wide variety of wildlife. An uphill trail through the forest affords a view of Otsego Lake; the Beaver Pond and Woodland trails are picturesque and of interest for their variety of wildflowers, shrubs, ferns, and mosses. The Hyde Hall Mansion, Covered Bridge, and a self-guided Beaver Pond Nature Trail are within park boundaries and open to visitors.

The park features 51 sites, 43 are reservable, 35 of which are electric.

The main water feature is 8 mile long Ostego Lake and its large sandy beach.

Glimmerglass Quick Peek 

Overview
  1. located just south of Springfield, NY
  2. 51 campsites, 43 are reservable, non are on or nearby the water
  3. 35 sites are electric
  4. great for boating, swimming, and hiking
Campground Feature Summary
    Large lake. Large sandy beach. Easy access sites. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites not directly by the water. Fairly open sites with partial shade. Mainly level sites. Partially shady sites. Semi-wooded. Motorboats allowed.

Camping Fees

$15/night non-electric, add $6 for electric 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 Oct 8, 2017

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Gilbert Lake: 26.0 miles, 42 min
Caroga Lake: 38.3 miles, 56 min

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