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Grafton Lakes State Park

Distinctive Recreational Attractions

$6 per car on weekends in early May and after Labor Day-Columbus Day. $8 for vehicle use fee Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information. Starting in 2017, an $80 Empire Pass Card may be shared among family members.

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet, rabies vaccination and proof of same required. Not permitted in buildings or bathing areas.


Grafton Lakes State Park, on the forested plateau between the Taconic and Hudson Valleys, includes five ponds and 2,357 acres. Long Pond has a large, sandy beach, which is a popular summer attraction. There are also many fishing opportunities in the ponds. All ponds have launch facilities for canoes, sailboats and rowboats, electric boat are allowed. Visitors also picnic, walk the nature trails, and hike, bike or ride horses along the 25 miles of park trails.

In winter, the trails are groomed for cross-country skiers and snowmobilers, and visitors may also snowshoe, ice skate or ice fish when conditions permit, call for details.

Don't Miss This When Visiting

The park offers programs throughout the year, both educational and recreational. For our event calendar, visit Grafton Lakes Event page

The Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park offer hikes, paddles and snowshoe outings through their free meetup site: Friendsof Grafton Lakes State Park meetup group


Season And Hours Open

Open all year 8am-dusk. The Beach Nature Center is open in July and August from Friday through Tuesdays from 12 pm - 2 pm.

Park hours and facility operations are subject to change. Patrons are encouraged to contact the park directly to confirm operating hours before traveling.