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Green Lakes State Park

Manlius, Onondaga County

Images of Green Lakes State Park, heron, white-tailed deer

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Green Lakes State Park's outstanding features are its two glacial lakes, each of which is nearly 200 feet deep. These blue-green lakes are surrounded by old-growth forest of enormous hemlocks and tulip trees. Green Lake has a popular beach, an 18-hole golf course, campsites and cabins and a nature center. Round Lake is a registered National Natural Landmark, where visitors can snowshoe or cross-country ski on miles of trails. Various wildlife make Green Lakes State Park their home and can best be observed from the hiking and ski trails.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Interpretive Center
  • Shoreline
  • Over 18 miles of trails

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Boating - paddle boats and row boats (available for rent)
  • Golfing
  • Swimming
  • Picnicking
  • Biking
  • Camping

Accessible Features


This NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has accessible features that include picnic pavilions, camping, beach and cabin areas. See a full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations.


1,785 acres

Closest Town



Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Green Lakes 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: 315-637-6111
Address: 7900 Green Lakes Rd., Fayetteville, NY 13066
Website: Green Lakes State Park (This link leaves DEC's website.)

Photo Credits: Susan Shafer and OPRHP