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Clarence Fahnestock State Park

30 Reviews

About This Campground

State Park

This scenic campground, formed along the park's natural rock ridges, provides alcoves of privacy and tranquility for campers. Each of the 80 campsites has a picnic table and fire ring. Additionally there is an area for RV camping. Although there are no hookups available or dump station, restroom…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly


30 Reviews of Clarence Fahnestock State Park

Ratings Breakdown

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Katharine T.
Reviewed May. 25, 2022

Located within miles of great trails

The NYS Parks has done a lot of work on the surrounding trails. Some are wide and open (like the School Mountain Trail) and others (like the AT near Canopus Lake) are more challenging. Fishkill

  • Hiking nearby - lots of beaver activity!
  • Canopus Lake!
  • Multiple points to hop on the AT
SiteSite 38
Month of VisitJune
Anthony R.
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2022

Best camping 🏕

Best campsite I been coming here for 7 years at least 3 times

Month of VisitOctober
Jun C.
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2021

Amazing staff

This was only our second camping trip and the staff here was absolutely amazing and nice. No electricity hook-up on the sites. The second day we stayed the water that came from the water source there was purple instead of clear like day one, but we brought enough drinking water just in case so it…

  • purple water from day 2, but we only used it to wash hands so it was fine
  • looking up from site 11
  • site 11
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Month of VisitOctober


Clarence Fahnestock State Park is located in New York


From the Taconic State Parkway: Exit at Putnam County Route 301 West. Proceed approximately .25 mile. Park areas are located on both sides of the roadway. From NYS Route 9: Take Putnam County Route 301 East. Proceed for approximately 5 miles. Park areas are located on both sides of the roadway. From Metro-North: Commuter train to Cold Spring Station. Please arrange for taxi service prior to arrival. The park is located approximately 8 miles from the train station, and the cost for taxi service is approximately $20.00.


41.466366 N
73.824669 W

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