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Green Lakes State Park
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7900 Green Lakes Road
Fayetteville, New York   13066

Phone: 315-637-6111
Reservations: 315-637-6111
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. Another special feature of the park is an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, where visitors can snowshoe in winter, and there are 10 miles of trails that cross-country skiers can use.
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1. Green Lakes State Park offers two glacial lakes, known as Green Lake and Round Lake for swimming.
2. Lifeguards are on duty at designated swim areas during summer months.
3. Swimming is only allowed when lifeguards are present between 11 am to 7 pm daily in the summertime.
4. The park's beach area provides a sandy shore perfect for sunbathing before or after swimming sessions.
5. There's also an accessible ramp leading into the water from the beach making it easy for everyone to enjoy a dip.

The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. Rowboats, canoes, kayaks and paddle boats are available to rent during the summer season from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Personal non-motorized watercrafts such as stand-up paddleboards or inflatable rafts may also be used after being inspected for aquatic invasive species at the boat launch area by staff members.
Two glacial lakes offer fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, yellow perch and chain pickerel. Rainbow trout is also stocked annually.

Green Lakes State Park offers numerous picnic areas with tables, grills and pavilions available for rent. Alcohol is prohibited.
Be aware, biking is limited to park roads and the 3-mile Old Erie Canal State Historic Park trail.

It's crucial to note that off-road cycling isn't permitted within this natural reserve.

Remember, cyclists must adhere strictly to traffic rules for safety reasons on these shared routes.

Bike rentals are available seasonally at Pine Woods Campground if you don't have your own equipment with you.

The terrain can be hilly in places; beginners should proceed cautiously when navigating through it.

Always wear a helmet while riding as per state law requirements - safety first!

Keep an eye out for pedestrians and slower-moving visitors who also use the roadways and trails.

Avoid speeding or reckless behavior which might endanger wildlife or other users of the area's facilities.
Birdwatchers can enjoy spotting a variety of species, including waterfowl and songbirds. The park's diverse habitats attract numerous birds throughout the year. There are also guided bird walks available for visitors to join.

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