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New York Lakes and Rivers



Allan H. Treman State Marine Park
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
Allegany State Park - Red House
Almond Lake
Bear Mountain State Park
Beaver Island State Park
Belmont Lake State Park
Bowman Lake State Park
Burnham Point State Park
Canandaigua Lake State Marine Park
Cayuga Lake State Park
Chenango Valley State Park
Darien Lakes State Park
Delta Lake State Park
East Sidney
Eel Weir State Park
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Fire Island National Seashore
Gateway National Recreation Area
Gilbert Lake State Park
Grafton Lakes State Park
Green Lakes State Park
Harriman State Park
Hempstead Lake State Park
Higley Flow State Park
Hudson River Islands State Park
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
Keuka Lake State Park
Lake Erie State Park
Lake Superior State Park
Lake Taghkanic State Park
Moreau Lake State Park
Nissequogue River State Park
Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Seneca Lake State Park
Silver Lake State Park
Thompson's Lake State Park
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Whitney Point Lake

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Description - New York has an abundance of water resources. The U.S Army Corps of Engineers manage some waterways such as the Erie Canalway Project and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation maintains an extensive system of parks that incorporate lakes and riversides.

Attractions - Oceanside parks, river access, and beautiful lake settings all await the visitor to a lake in New York. Campsites and boat launches enable weekend or longer visits and water sports.

Recreation - Camping, fishing, water sports of all types, picnick sites, hunting and wildlife viewing are some of the many forms of recreation available on New York lakes

Climate - New York experiences four distinct seasons, with spring and fall being the most pleasant times to travel through the region. Humidity in the southeastern areas of the state can make summer travel uncomfortable, although many festivals and special events occur during that season. Summer highs in the lower elevations of New York usually don't surpass 90 degrees F. Thunderstorms occur a few times a week and can bring needed relief from the heat. During the fall and spring humidity levels drop with temperatures and make for pleasantly mild traveling weather. Fall brings brilliant color changes in the leaves and spring bring blooming flowers to all regions of the state. Winter travel can be hazardous as the western portion of the state receives extreme amounts of snow. Debilitating ice storms hit the southeastern portion of the state as often as snow. Although the major highways are usually clear soon after snow, in time to reach the ski resorts in northern New York.

Location - Maps and driving directions to each New York lake or park are available on the individual wildernet pages describing the site.


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New York - This state harbors something for every outdoor enthusiast. From rock climbing in the Shawangunk Mountains to swimming at Fire Island, New York terrain provides for every interest.

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