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Great place for parties and camping.

Our family reunion was in the beach front pavilion. There is lots of space and it is right on the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fairfax, Virginia
Beautiful park

Nice swimming beach, lots of picnic facilities tables and grills, big changing rooms, a snack... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sicklerville, New Jersey
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1527 County Highway 31, Cooperstown, NY 13326-4221
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Nice park, offers kayaking and beach. $7 entry fee cash only. No refunds when it rains. Electric storm flew in the day we were there, so fireworks and band were cancelled.

Thank lindakane
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family reunion was in the beach front pavilion. There is lots of space and it is right on the lake. The grill space was all we needed. The restrooms are clean and there is a shop with t-shirts and beach necessities. Several of our...More

Thank Chigwell-85
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice swimming beach, lots of picnic facilities tables and grills, big changing rooms, a snack reasonable snack bar, good hiking trails. Plenty of parking. They even have kayak and paddle board rentals.

Thank ericulrich1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We camped at Glimmerglass for two nights and really enjoyed this State park. We walked all around the grounds and saw the oldest covered bridge in the United States, Hyde Hall historic home, the beach and a variety of hiking trails. It is only 10...More

Thank pattilake
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach is nice but the water itself can have a ton of seaweed at times. Close to Cooperstown, NY. I only wish that they had boat and/or kayak rentals throughout the season but I've only seen rentals available during holiday weekends.

Thank Eileen F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

just an fyi.... Swimming does not open until 11am plenty of picnic tables in the shade with great view of the lake, arrive early for the best spots. They have kayak & paddleboard rentals, nice bath house for changing & a snack bar for refreshments

1  Thank kevinnA5601EI
Reviewed 3 April 2018

While going up to Cooperstown for a quick weekend we stopped at Glimmerglass State Park. Looks like it is a gorgeous park whereby camping in the spring, summer, fall would be a great trip. The park was pretty deserted the weekend we went and there...More

3  Thank jenacc151017
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We visited in winter and did some hiking, walked the grounds around Hyde hall and enjoyed watching those ice fishing on the lake. You can camp here if you bring your own tent in designated areas. In warmer months it has a beach, basketball courts,...More

2  Thank wperruna
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Was in the village of Cooperstown and decided to spend an afternoon hiking at this park that is just north of the village. Visited in the first week of October and entry for day visits to the park was free! Facilities were open by the...More

1  Thank WestRouge
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We camped here Induction Weekend for 3 nights (got the last spot) and were very glad we did. Conveniently located to town but in a scenic, rural area. We didn't swim, but saw lots that did. Also has a historic site, Hyde Hall, as well...More

Thank jkfhope
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Joshua B
4 July 2018|
Response from pattilake | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. I suggest checking the State Park website or call them.
7 September 2017|
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Response from GaryfromChevyChase | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we encountered folks walking dogs while we were hiking
Donna D
30 July 2017|
Response from jcarp2103 | Reviewed this property |
There is a $7 per car charge for day use of the beach and park. There is lots of parking, nice picnic area with grills, a couple of different playgrounds, snack bar, and very clean and large bathrooms & changing rooms... More