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Clark Reservation State Park

6105 East Seneca Turnpike
315-492-1590

Clark Reservation State Park is a geologic wonder of the last ice age and a botanist's paradise. The park's natural features include rugged cliffs and rocky outcrops, woodland and meadow, a wetland and a glacial plunge basin lake in which the surface waters and bottom waters do not mix. Fishermen can catch pickerel, bullheads and sunfish; while birdwatchers may observe cedar waxwings, kingfishers and woodpeckers. The Nature Center is open seasonally from mid-May through Labor Day.  Guided nature walks leave from the Nature Center building, which also offers numerous exhibits. Hikers may choose from five trails, including the cliff trail, which has a ledge overlook 175 feet above the water.



Reviews

Alisa Durney

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Clark Reservation is one of my favorite hiking places. The trails are marked and clear. The views are great for this modest size park. There's a playground for the kids, and a number of places for picnics. There are trash cans around but I believe it's a carry in carry out park. *There are no food/beverage vendors on site. There is a fee during the summer to get in. (honestly not sure how much as I write this) However, it's free to get in during the "off season". Checking NYS Parks site may be helpful to determine the drive in cost. Dogs are allowed on leashes and you must pick up the dog's waste. There are bags on sight that you can get for this purpose. Be aware that the large rocks in the area, on hiking trails, can be very slippery. Using caution and common sense while enjoying the park. There is also a public restroom near the parking lot, which is generally clean for both men and women.

Chris and Jenny Hartfelder

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Monday, May 14, 2018
We visited Clark Reservation State Park for the first time today. I have four children, ages 3.5, 8, 11, and 13. It has a very nice playground and picnic area. We also hiked the Cliff Trail and Lake Trail. A fun adventure for my older kids ... VERY difficult for my youngest. The Lake Trail is barely a trail at all ... You're mostly scrambling over/around broken boulders at the very edge of the lake. Very steep hike at both ends. We followed the "recommended" nature walk in the park guide available at the entrance and I was *not* expecting it to be as rugged as it was. My older kids loved it ... I was just thankful my oldest and I were able to help my youngest get through! :)

Ron Dabach

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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Came here with my fiancé. Not bad at all. Pretty chill paths. The stairs down to the like are killer, but a fun challenge. We got lucky and had the most perfect weather. Also, the parking attendant was nice and super helpful.

Paul Gallipeau

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
I love this park! There is a lot of diversity in the trails as far as the types of trees, scenery, elevation, and difficulty level go. The lake trail is pretty difficult with the rugged terrain, mud, and flooding. We passed a lot of people struggling on the Lake Trail with their dogs and children. Maybe that will change if/when things dry up for the summer? I dunno... The Cliff Trail has a lot of bumpy, rocky terrain too but it's not bad if you want your step. I still have a lot of exploring to do! These photos came from our second trip. The views from the cliff trail and the overlook are amazing. It's worth a visit for that alone. There is also a playground and some bathrooms near the parking lot.

Alistair Night

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Monday, July 16, 2018
Get place for a little day trip with the family there's a educational park and multiple trails that were very easy to follow along with great views

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