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Fahnestock State Park

Carmel, Putnam and Dutchess Counties

Barred Owl, Canopus Lake

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This large, mostly undeveloped park is a delight for outdoor enthusiasts, whether hiking through the mature forests or boating on Canopus and Stillwater lakes. Over 13,000 acres of the park have designated a Bird Conservation Area and provide abundant birding opportunities.

Wildlife to Watch

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 10512

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

Photo credit: OPRHP