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Darien Lakes State Park, Darien Center

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State Park
Darien Lakes State Park is a 1845acre state park located in western Genesee County, New York, near Darien Center. The park entrance is located on Harlow Road, north of U.S. Route 20.Park descriptionThe park has 154 campsites, the majority with electrical hookups, and operates primarily as a campground. This portion of the park is open seasonally and mostly accommodates RV and trailer camping, although tent camping is available as well.Besides the campground, the park also offers a beach on 12acre Harlow Lake, picnic tables, a playground, recreation programs, a nature trail, hiking and biking, a bridle path, fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Seasonal small game and deer hunting is allowed with the proper permit.
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  • Great place to have a little family picnic - lot's of public grills and a little lake you can fish in. I wouldn't go to the beach, though - you're likely to get sick.  more »
  • I think this is the most well kept up state park we have ever been to. There are flower beds everywhere. It was after labor day, so not many campers. Very nicely taken care of, staff very friendly, ve...  more »
  • my friend and I were wrapping up a short road trip and decided to check out this park. We didn't get out of the car, just drove around and checked the place out. Several campers were in the campground...  more »
  • I love to go here and hike down the trails and there's a nice little lean-to that you can go to and have a little Cookout and enjoy nature
  • Great park. Love the sites. Well kept. Definitly be back
  • Great quiet place to camp with clean bathrooms just can't drink a lot of adult beverages here
  • OK so our first trip to this state park for camping and disc golf. Camping sites not to bad bit could definitely use some work. Tables all could use replacing, sites close together, large rock driveway site and poorly identified. Bathroom showers good however poorly cleaned if they where even cleaned at all the entire weekend! Dumpsters right next to bathroom and never emptied the entire weekend which smelled due to the major heat and humidity. Sign of poor management. Lake is more like a man made pond with no lock up areas for kayaks. So if you bring one camping you have to put in water then take them back to your site after each use. Now the disc golf course is outstanding and challenging even for you pros. 18 hole course with all terrains and even a small pond to throw over or around. Bring extra discs because we found a few and mailed them back since they had their name and phone number on them. Don't forget area code as we traveled 3 hours to this state park. Definitely would go back just for the disc golf.
  • Beautiful park with lovely trails, camping oppurtunitues, and hunting oppurtunitues. I visited this park for some small game hunting in early November. The park was beautiful. It offered large easy trails for walking, as well as more rugged trails for hiking. The conservation trail was a particularly nice trail. The forest was full of many different types of birds including red headed woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, finches, cardinals, and blue jays. Just be mindful that hunting is permitted in the park so be careful and wear bright colors while visiting in the fall and winter.