What to do in Highland Lakes State Park

Highland Lakes State Park consists of more than 3,000 acres of undeveloped woods and lakes in Orange County. At present, there are no set hours. Visitors use the park for fishing, hiking, horseback riding and flying model planes. Use of the bridle path requires a permit. No restrooms provided. Parking is limited.

Highland Lakes State Park consists of more than 3,000 acres of undeveloped woods and lakes in Orange County. Hiking, riding horses, fishing and open play fields are offered. At present, there are no set hours.

Recreation
This undeveloped park presently offers a bridle path, hiking trails, fishing opportunity and an open field for flying a kite or model airplane. No other amenities offered. Parking is limited.

Location
Highland Lakes State Park is located just east of Middletown along SR 211.

Climate
The Highland Lakes area experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (around 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. The central Catskills receive the highest precipitation.

Address
c/o Palisades Interstate Park Commission - Admin. Bldg.
Bear Mountain, NY 10911

Phone: 845-786-2701

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