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Green Lakes State Park
Copyright: - New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Green Lakes State Park
Description - Green Lakes State Park is located in the rolling heartland of New York amidst historic sites, glacial lakes and fabulous golf courses. Green Lakes' 18-hole course was designed by Robert Trent Jones and offers a club house and a pro shop which offers club rental. Total yardage of the course is 6,212 and is a par 71. Winter cross-country skiing permitted on course. Park amenities including camping, hiking, multi-use trails, picnicking and more.

Attractions - Located just east of Syracuse, this fabulous park is a recreation haven for a variety of tastes. Hiking trails, biking trails, a swimming beach, campgrounds and even a 18-hole golf course attract thousands year-round. In addition, Green Lake is one of two meromictic lakes in the area. The other is Round Lake which is located adjacent to Green Lake. Interestingly, there is no fall and spring turnover of waters as with other lakes. Round Lake is a National Natural Landmark registered at 180 feet deep and Green Lake is measured at 195 feet deep.

Recreation - Golfing, hiking, biking, camping, viewing scenery, picnicking, cabin lodging, children's playground, fishing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are available to the visitor.

The golf course offers a clubhouse, lessons, practice green, power carts, pro shop, club rentals, restaurant, snack bar and showers. The signature golf hole is the 9th hole, originally designed as the 18th, this 484-yard par 5 is all uphill. Motorized cart fee for 9 holes is $10 and for 18 holes, $20. The green fees for 18 holes during the weekday run $20 and on weekends $24. The course is a par 74 with yardage of 5,481. Championship par is 71 and championship yardage is 6,212.

Climate - The Green Lakes 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.

Location - Green Lakes State Park is located along SR 290 which runs between Interstate 90 and SR 5. The park is just a few miles east of Syracuse and Interstate 481.

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Filed By: Carol Silverman
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: For the past ten years, we have rented a cabin for a week in the summer. This park, the color of the lakes(looks like the carribean) the trees, the trails, the owls and wildlife gets into your psyche. It almost feels frozen in time, going back to a simple, rustic safe way of life!! Check out the cabin rentals, best deal in nystate.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly

Filed By: Emilie (Brooklyn Center, MN)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I used to live in Syracuse, and my family and I would go to Green Lakes all the time. To this day, it's one of my favorite places ever to go, and will always hold an air of mistique that must be cherished by all. I can't wait for when I can finally return.

Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This is one of teh most beautiful places I have ever seen. If you are willing to learn there is much natural history in the park as well as beauty!!

Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This was my first trip to the park but I will return. It is one of the nicest parks I have been to.Great place for a picnic, wonderful to walk through, great place just to enjoy the outdoors, peace and quiet, read a book and just relax.

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Contact Information:
Green Lakes State Park, 7900 Green Lakes Road , Fayetteville, NY, 13066, Phone: 315-637-6111

Additional Information:
Central Travel Region - The rolling heartland of New York finds itself as the dwelling place for over a half-dozen State Historic Sites and over a dozen State Parks, including the popular National Baseball Hall of Fame.
New York Lakes and Rivers -
New York State Golf Courses - The New York State Park system operates 27 full service golf courses with most offering club houses, power carts, pro shops, restaurants and more. Reservations may be made by calling the local state park golf course.
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.

Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation - Official agency Website


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