Description - Battle Island State Park is a popular golf course located adjacent to the Oswego River near Fulton. Cross-country skiers use the grounds during winter.
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Battle Island State Park
- On a nearby island on the Oswego River, a mid-1700's battle took place. The park derives its name from that event. The state of New York acquired the parcel in 1916 from F.A. Emerick. In 1938 the parcel became a state park. Today the property serves as a popular warm weather spot for duffers and a popular cold weather spot for cross-country skiers.
Recreation - Golf is enjoyed during the warmer months and cross-country skiing is enjoyed during the colder snowy months at Battle Island State Park. The signature golf hole is the 5th hole, par 4 - 407 yards from blue tees. Motorized cart fee for 9 holes is $10 and for 18 holes, $20. Club rental is available at $10 for 18 holes and $5 for 9 holes. The park also offers banquet area, clubhouse, lessons, locker rooms, lounge, practice green, pro shop, restaurant, showers and snack bar. The green fees for 18 holes during the weekday run $17 and on weekends $21. The course is a par 72 with yardage of 5,798. Championship par is 72 and championship yardage is 5,973.
Climate - The Battle Island State Park 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.
Battle Island State Park rests along the shores of Oswego River along SR 48, 3 miles north of Fulton.