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Highland Lakes State Park

Highland Lakes State Park
Highland Lakes State Park is located in New York
Location of Highland Lakes State Park within New York State
Type State park
Location 55-223 Tamms Road
Middletown, New York[1]
Nearest city Middletown, New York
Coordinates
Area 3,115 acres (12.61 km2)[2]
Created 1964 (1964)[2]
Operated by
Visitors 4,451 (in 2014)[3]
Open All year
Website Highland Lakes State Park

Highland Lakes State Park is a 3,115-acre (12.61 km2) undeveloped state park in the Town of Wallkill in Orange County, New York, USA. The park is located east of the city of Middletown on Route 211. It is the largest undeveloped park managed by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.[2]

Contents

  • Park description 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Park description

Highland Lakes State Park is a largely undeveloped park, and primarily offers opportunities for passive recreation including hiking, fishing, horseback riding and model airplane flying.[4][2] Although a series of informal trails and woodland roads exist within the park, no trails are officially maintained and maps of the network are not available.[2]

The central core of the park was the site of the Newburg YMCA's all boys residence camp known as Camp Orange. The camp's last season was in 1973, after which all of the buildings were removed. A remnant of the swimming pool remains as well as the stone foundation of the dining hall.

See also

References

  1. ^ NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. "Highland Lakes State Park - Getting There". Parks.ny.gov. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Highland Lakes State Park, NY". Palisades Parks Conservancy. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Data.ny.gov. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  4. ^ NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. "Highland Lakes State Park". Parks.ny.gov. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 

External links

  • New York State Parks: Highland Lakes State Park


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