Description - Higley Flow State Park is nestled among the Adirondacks foothills on the picturesque Raquette River below South Colton Reservoir. This beautiful area attracts thousands of visitors who enjoy both the day use and overnight facilities. Fishing is very popular because of the excellent catches. Day use facilities include a swimming beach, play areas and interpretive programs. The park is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Deer hunting is permitted in season.
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Higley Flow State Park
- Higley Flow State Park is nestled among the Adirondack foothills on the picturesque Raquette River. Spacious campsites, separated from neighbors by pine trees, abound in the park. The terrain is hilly and heavily wooded and there is a sandy beach on the reservoir of the Raquette River. The scenic river is ideal for canoeing and fishing. Hiking trails double as cross-country ski trails in winter, when snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing are also allowed.
Recreation - Visitors to Higley Flow State Park enjoy a sandy swimming beach, a boat launch site, hiking trails, hunting, power boating, fishing, picnic area, recreation programs, campground, showers, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing. The park is open from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Deer hunting is permitted in season, South of Cold Brook Drive.
Climate - The Higley Flow State Park area has a varied climate with average January temperatures ranging from below 14 degrees reaching to 22 degrees Fahrenheit (below -10 to -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average between 72 degrees and below 68 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to below 20 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from less than 36 to 40 inches of rain and snowmelt.
Located in upstate New York, Higley Flow State Park is about 2 miles west of SR 56 along Cold Brook Drive along the Raquette River.