Park Station

Alpine, New York

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Relatively small at only 500 acres, Park Station surrounds a spring-fed body of water alternately called Beaver Pond and Park Station Lake. A dam built on Newtown Creek in 1979 created the lake and the recreation area. The campground extends into the water on a peninsula, and every site has electricity. Sites 1–8, 10, 12, 14, 16–18, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31, and 33 on the outer edge of the loop all have views. With several different habitats within its boundaries, Park Station gives campers a chance to spot mammals like chipmunks, raccoons, opossums, and foxes, or birds such as rose-breasted grosbeaks, cardinals, catbirds, vireos, redwinged blackbirds, and cedar waxwings. Private motorboats are not allowed on the lake, but rentals are available at the boathouse when the swimming area is open. With a DEC permit anglers can also fish the lake for largemouth bass, yellow perch, and brown trout. Before venturing off to explore the park’s 7 miles of hiking trails, pick up a free brochure at the office. Watkins Glen, one of the most spectacular parks in the Finger Lakes region, is a short drive to the north.

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"Relatively small at only 500 acres, Park Station surrounds a spring-fed body of water alternately called Beaver Pond and Park Station Lake. A dam built on Newtown Creek in 1979 created the lake and the recreation area. The campground extends into the water on a peninsula, and every site has electricity. Sites 1–8, 10, 12, 14, 16–18, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31, and 33 on the outer edge of the loop all have views. With several different habitats within its boundaries, Park Station gives campers a chance to spot mammals like chipmunks, raccoons, opossums, and foxes, or birds such as rose-breasted grosbeaks, cardinals, catbirds, vireos, redwinged blackbirds, and cedar waxwings. Private motorboats are not allowed on the lake, but rentals are available at the boathouse when the swimming area is open. With a DEC permit anglers can also fish the lake for largemouth bass, yellow perch, and brown trout. Before venturing off to explore the park’s 7 miles of hiking trails, pick up a free brochure at the office. Watkins Glen, one of the most spectacular parks in the Finger Lakes region, is a short drive to the north."

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Alpine
Season: Memorial Day-Labor Day

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Jun 2018