Delta Lake State Park
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Introduction

Welcome to Delta Lake State Park, a 720-acre wooded park that’s perfect for RV holidays. Surrounded by shady trees and a picture-perfect lake, it’s ideal for campers looking to enjoy a little outdoor recreation in the summertime. Located on a peninsula that extends into Delta Lake in Rome, New York, Delta Lake State Park offers 101 basic campsites for both tents and RVs, a white sand beach, scenic water frontage, picnic spots and a boat launch area.

There’s so much for campers to enjoy at this year-round park, come storm or shine. Due to the campground’s lakeside location, it’s a popular summer hangout spot for water sport enthusiasts. Campers and day visitors alike take advantage of the boat launch facilities to enjoy power boating, jet skiing, canoeing, and fishing.

Hiking the three miles of hiking trails and picnicking in nature are also favorite activities in the summer months, while in the winter, the campsite is closed but the surrounding trails are still open to visitors looking to enjoy winter activities like cross-country skiing, ice fishing and snowshoeing.

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Transportation in Delta Lake State Park

Driving

The Delta Lake State Park can be accessed by car, on foot or by boat. The entrance is located approximately six miles off New York State Route 46. There are no driving restrictions within the park but as the surroundings are wooded, keep an eye out for low-hanging branches. Once you’ve set up your RV camp, you can get around on foot or by bicycle along the parks’ wooded trails, or launch your boat and explore Delta Lake from the water. Various parking areas are available for day visitors and if you're staying overnight you can park your rig in the camping area.

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Campgrounds and parking in Delta Lake State Park

Campsites in Delta Lake State Park

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Campground

The campground at Delta Lake State Park is basic and comfortable with 101 campsites for tents and RVs and big rigs up to 40 feet. Most of the campsites are located in the forest but a select 20 sites are located along the waterfront. Each campsite has electricity (79 with 30A and 22 with 50A), a fire pit and a picnic table. Campers have access to restrooms with hot showers and flush toilets, as well as a dump station and water fill-up station.

The park has a sandy beach with lifeguards in season (Memorial Day to Labor Day), a picnic area with pavilions, a boat launch area, first aid station, restaurant, and a children’s playground. Trails surrounding the park are great for walking, hiking, and bike riding in the summer, and snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter.

While the park is open all year round, the campsite is closed during the winter months. The campground is pet friendly for household pets but they need to be kept on a leash at all times.

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Seasonal activities in Delta Lake State Park

In-Season

Nature Trails

Delta Lake State Park is surrounded by three miles of hiking and nature trails, some of which are marked and others that are unmarked. Whether you’re visiting for the day or staying overnight in the RV campground, you can take advantage of the beautiful trails and picnic spots at Delta Lake State Park. Choose from the 0.31-mile Beach Trail, the 0.52-mile Fox Run Trail, the 0.37-mile Snowmobile Trail, and the two-mile Yellow Trail. The terrain is wooded and mainly flat so the trails can be enjoyed by just about anyone. Keep your eyes peeled for all sorts of woodland creatures, such as squirrels and deer.

Boating

Delta Lake State Park has its own boat launch area located on-site. Campers and day visitors alike can enjoy all sorts of water recreation on the lake in the summer months, from power boating to windsurfing and board sailing. Bring your own watercraft and enjoy tubing, water skiing and wake boarding on the water, or hire canoes or kayaks to explore the shoreline. The lake is also a popular spot for jet skiing so be prepared to share the water with them.

Outdoor sports

Campers can enjoy a wide range of outdoor sports when they stay at Delta Lake State Park. A wide range of sporting facilities are available to both day visitors and campers, located near the main day use area. Rope the whole family in for a game of basketball or volleyball, or let the kids loose on the softball or baseball field to let off a little steam. There is also a large children’s playground as well as biking trails to explore.

Off-Season

Ice fishing

Delta Lake, also known as the Delta Reservoir, is a flooded area that’s a popular hangout spot for anglers all year-round. But in the winter months when the campground is closed, day visitors can still enjoy ice fishing for the many species of fish that live in the lake. Anglers can enjoy fishing for all sorts of fish, such as smallmouth bass, perch, northern pike, and walleye, from the shore or by boat. A boat launch area makes launching your fishing boat easy.

Water sports

When the campground is closed during the winter months, the park’s three miles of nature trails are groomed and enjoyed for a range of fantastic winter sports, such as cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. It’s the perfect off season activity for day visitors who can explore the park’s icy landscapes between December and March. The trails are free to use and are available to novice and intermediate skiers. Please note that during the off season, these trails are only open for skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

Bird watching

The park’s three miles of nature trails and wooded campsites are the perfect spots to enjoy a little bird watching all year round for migratory and wading birds, such as herons, eagles, kingbirds, jays, and flycatchers. However, during the off season you can see a variety of winter birds while snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or snowmobiling. When the campground is closed, the peace and quiet attracts all sorts of birdlife along the shoreline of the Delta Reservoir. Don’t forget to pack your binoculars!

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