Oquaga Creek State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Located on the border of Broome and Delaware counties, and not far from Pennsylvania, Oquaga Creek State Park opened in 1979 in a part of the state characterized by wooded rolling hills and dairy farms. The name comes from an Indian word meaning “land of the wild grape,” while the creek it refers to feeds Arctic Lake, a 55-acre body of water near the center of the park. The campsites here are organized into three groups (curiously labeled Loops 3, 4, and 5) with a fully equipped comfort station including showers at each. In Loop 5 at the bottom of a hill just past the ticket office, a number of boxy cabins that sleep six have also recently been added. They do not have electricity or water but the two-story cottage at Oquaga Creek with heat, a full kitchen, and beds for eight can be rented for one week at a time between mid-June and Labor Day. Several hiking trails in the park enable visitors the chance to see woodchucks, wild turkeys, beavers, and the eastern bluebird, the state bird of New York. A free descriptive brochure for the short interpretive nature trail is available at the park office."