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Green Lakes State Park
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Green Lakes State Park

Syracuse, NY   (Central New York)
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Campground Overview
Green Lakes State Park's outstanding features are its two glacial lakes surrounded by upland forest. Both Round and Green Lakes are meromictic lakes, which means that there is no fall and spring mixing of surface and bottom waters. Such lakes have a high potential for evidence of ancient plant and animal life. The park has an excellent large beach and an 18-hole State Park Golf. Green Lakes State Park is located just east of Syracuse, NY. Green Lakes offers 145 campsites with a mix of tent, electric and full hookup RV sites with a mix of open grassy sites, as well as wooded sites with some privacy.

Status: OPEN for another 16 days

Season 2017 Dates: Fri May 12 to Mon Oct 9, 2017

Season 2018 Dates: Fri May 11 to Mon Oct 8, 2018

9 Month Booking Window: Fri Jun 22, 2018

Campground Phone: (315) 637-6111

Region: Central New York  

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Reservations (Reserve America)

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Fees
Base Fee$18
Electric Surcharge$6
Fullhookup Surcharge$14
Out of State Surcharge$5
Facilities
Showershot showers
Washroomsflush toilets
Dump Stationyes
Recyling Stationyes
Campground Summary
Lakeside Rating
2 out of 5 lakeside stars. Offers a fine camping experience with sites a distance away from water and without a water view, but does offer 2 smaller lakes to enjoy water activities like swimming, paddling and fishing. Rowboat and kayak rentals only. No personal boats, kayaks or canoes allowed.
Total Campsites145
Reservable Sites144
Sites Directly By the Water0
Site Details
20ft Trailer Sites8
30ft Trailer Sites48
40ft Trailer Sites77
50ft Trailer Sites1
60ft Trailer Sites10
Tent Specific Sites1
Pull thru sites A few
Hookups 30 sites with full hookups
    - 62 sites with 30A
    - 34 sites with 50A
Site Padsa mix of level and slightly sloped
Ground Covera mix of paved, sand or grass sites
Tree CoverOpen with few trees to very wooded with a mix of deciduous and coniferous trees. Pinewood full hookup sites offer limited tree cover.
Road AccessAverage to wide paved roads. Fairly easy back-in access into most sites. A small number of pull-throughs.
Featured Activities
WaterCampground is situated a short distance from two smaller lakes.
BeachLarge sandy beach. One of the nicest although can be over crowded.
PaddlingKayak and rowboat rentals only. No personal boats of any kind.
Boatingno motor boats
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Green Lakes Campground Map

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Reservations

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Dave's Tips

Green Lakes has two areas. Rollin Hills and Pinewoods. Rollin Hills is a somewhat open slightly hilly open area more suited to tents. There are some perimeter sites however that are more shaded and suitable for those with trailers that prefer an electric site. Check out site 116, 118, 120, 122, 124, 126 and 128. They are fairly flat, at least partially shaded with a decent pad.

The Pinewoods loop is a popular area for those with trailers. Half is wooded while the other half has been redesigned for full hookups. This area is now very open although new trees have been planted. P1-P30 are now full hookup. This area of Pinewoods is very open and with paved driveways/pads and manicured lawn space. It will feel more like an RV park although there is good separation between sites.

The other half of the Pinewoods loop is well wooded with lots of shaded sites. All are electric. This area provides the best options for the typical camper and would be less crowded then the Rollin Hills area, especially on a busy weekend.

The Green Lakes beach and lake area is beautiful! Due to the sensitive nature of both the Green and Round Lakes, no outside/private boats, kayaks, or canoes are allowed. Rowboat and kayak rentals are available Memorial Day - Labor Day at the Boat House, weather permitting.

The beach is one of the nicest of any State/DEC campground in NY although I imagine it can get overly packed on summer weekends.

The hike around the two lakes is a must! The lakes are unusual in that their green color is a result of high levels of calcium carbonate and not phytoplanktoon or algae that often give lakes a green appearance when their populations are high. There are many other trails in the park to explore.

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