Glimmerglass State Park RV & Campground Guide

New York

Glimmerglass State Park is a popular recreation area commonly visited by both tourists and locals, and it is located just north of Cooperstown, New York. The majority of the park is contained within the town of Springfield in Otsego County, New York. It is known for its many exciting activities, including camping, fishing, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. The park gets its name from its location on the east shore of Otsego Lake on the beautiful Hyde Bay. This is known as the "Glimmerglass" in James Fenimore Cooper’s "Leatherstocking Tales." A few cities in close reach of the park include Oneonta, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam, New York.

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Spring 21-68 F
Summer 52-79 F
Fall 29-70 F
Winter 12-35 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Glimmerglass State Park

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Cooperstown Shadow Brook Campground

Cooperstown Shadow Brook Campground is family-friendly and maintains a safe, clean environment for its customers. It features scenic mountain views and is also packed with exciting amenities and activities like paddle boating, fishing, an arcade, and swimming. In addition, the RV park’s convenient location provides close access to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown Beverage Trail, and The Farmers’ Museum. Nightly rates to stay here are $57 during the offseason and $62 in-season. Find Cooperstown Shadow Brook Campground at 2149 Co Rd 31, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Cooperstown Family Campground

Cooperstown Family Campground is another option worth considering near Glimmerglass State Park. Having served Otsego County for over 48 years, this RV park knows how to provide a quality experience unique to the region. Recreational activities you can pick from include making campfires, swimming in the pool, or simply taking in the scenery. You can also enjoy free Wi-Fi, hot showers, kayak rentals, an arcade, and playgrounds. Nightly rates to stay here with a full hookup are $48 for the offseason and $55 in-season. Cooperstown Family Campground can be found at 230 Petkewec Rd, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

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What to Do at
Glimmerglass State Park

Inside Glimmerglass State Park

Glimmerglass State Park contains a variety of amenities that can suit nearly any preference. Those looking to get active can take advantage of the many trails that run throughout the park. Fishing is also popular for visitors, and you can even go ice fishing in the winter. If you are looking for a thrill, you can participate in snowshoeing or cross-country skiing to get the blood flowing. Since temperatures get slow in New York, there are even options to go ice skating at the park.

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How to Get to
Glimmerglass State Park

The two nearest major U.S. cities to Glimmerglass State Park are New York City and Boston. If you are coming from New York City, you will first want to get onto FDR Drive from Frankfort Street and Spruce Street. Then, continue along FDR Drive from NJ-17 N, I-87 N, and I-90 W to Duanesburg. Next, take Exit 24 from I-88 W. Lastly, you will take US-20 W to Springfield, where you will reach Glimmerglass State Park. 

If you are coming from Boston, you will begin the route by getting onto I-93 S from Sudbury Street. Next, drive from I-90 W to Duanesburg and take Exit 24 from I-88 W. Finally, take US-20 W to the state park at Springfield. The address of Glimmerglass State Park is 1527 Co Rd 31, Cooperstown, NY 13326.

Entering Glimmerglass State Park

Glimmerglass State Park opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. daily.

Glimmerglass State Park Per vehicle : $7.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Glimmerglass State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Glimmerglass State Park?

Glimmerglass State Park is open year-round, but the best time to visit might be summer, when you can enjoy the swimming beach there. However, this park is also popular for ice-fishing and snow-shoeing in winter.

What is the climate of Glimmerglass State Park?

The Glimmerglass State Park region has a humid continental climate. Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures between 52 and 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are usually cold, with temperatures between 12 and 35 degrees Fahrenheit.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Glimmerglass State Park?

This park has two campgrounds with over 50 designated RV sites. The sites are well maintained and have picnic tables and fire rings. Some of these spots also have free Wi-Fi and access to playgrounds and showers.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Glimmerglass State Park and what is the cost?

Reserving a camping space at Glimmerglass State Park is not a must. However, booking a site is highly recommended in the summer. There is a $7.25 reservation fee.

Are pets allowed at Glimmerglass State Park?

Pets are allowed in this beautiful park. They must behave appropriately, stay on a leash and be supervised at all times. A maximum of two pets is permitted per campsite.