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Fahnestock State Park

Carmel, Putnam and Dutchess Counties

Barred Owl, Canopus Lake

A delight for outdoor enthusiasts, this area boasts hiking and nature trails and abundant opportunities for birding at the Fahnestock State Park and Bird Conservation Area.

Wildlife to Watch

  • Wild turkey
  • Barred owls
  • Red-shouldered hawks
  • Winter wrens
  • Blue-gray gnatcatchers
  • Louisiana waterthrushes

Where to Watch

  • Trails
  • Beach

Recreational Opportunities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hunting


14,082 acres

Closest Town



Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Fahnestock State Park. (This link will open a page outside the DEC website. Hold the "Shift" key down, and click on the link to open it in a new window.)

Contact Information

Telephone: 845-225-7207

Address: 1498 Route 301, Carmel, NY

Website: Fahnestock State Park (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo credit: OPRHP