What to do in Oquaqa Creek State Park

Located approximately 10 miles north of the large Cannonsville Reservoir and approximately 3 hours from New York City, this park is a great getaway. The 55-acre Arctic Lake is the center of outdoor recreation offering a swimming beach, fishing waters, paddle boating and more. Hikers and cross-country skiers enjoy the land year-round.

Located in the heartland of New York, this park is approximately 3 hours from New York City and 10 miles north of Cannonsville Reservoir. The park rests on the 55-acre Arctic Lake that is available for fishing, swimming and paddleboating. Anglers enjoy catching black bass, bullheads and rainbow trout. A number of park amenities may be found at Oquaqa including hiking trails, a nature center with education programs, sandy beach and more. The park's rolling hills entice sledders during the winter months along with cross-country skiers and ice fishermen.

Oquaqa Creek State Park is a year-round attraction for many. The park offers camping, picnicking, swimming, recreation programs, a nature center, fishing, hiking, ice fishing, ice skating, sledding, cross-country skiing, boat launch and boat rental.

Oquaqa Creek State Park is located off SR 20, south of SR 206 near Sidney. The large Cannonsville Reservoir lies about 10 miles south of the park off SR 20.

The Oquaqa Creek area experiences average January temperatures from 18 degrees to above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-8 to above -6 degrees Celsius). It is important to note that this area receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in the nation. Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (around 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 inches to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. The heaviest precipitation is received in the region's northeast segment.

RD #2, Box 255
Bainbridge, NY 13733

Phone: 607-467-4160

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