Description - Rugged cliffs, beautiful ravines and rocky outcrops and a glacial lake where the surface waters and bottom waters do not mix describe this unique natural wonder. Clark Reservation is open year-round offering hiking, fishing, bird watching and nature center.
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Clark Reservation State Park
- Located in the Central Travel Region, Clark Reservation is a natural glacial area which exhibits terrific sights including rugged cliffs, beautiful ravines, jutting rocks, deep woodlands, open meadows, a wetland and a very interesting glacial plunge basin lake. Anglers are attracted to this area for its pickerel, bullheads and sunfish. Bird watchers enjoy the brilliant-colored cedar waxwings along with the stately kingfishers and noisy woodpeckers. Five miles of scenic trails and a guided-nature walk are favorites at this park. The nature center is also a very popular attraction.
Recreation - The smorgasbord of recreation includes viewing scenery, bird watching, hiking, picnicking, visiting the nature center, enjoying a children's playground and participating in recreation programs.
Climate - The Clark Reservation 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.
Clark Reservation State Park is located 3 miles east of Syracuse along SR 173.