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Location and Contact Information

Dorchester Park is a recreational space that may refer to a number of parks with that name in different locations. For illustration, I will use Dorchester Park in Broome County, New York. Please check for the specific Dorchester Park you are interested in if it is not this one.

  • Address: It is located at 5469 NY-26, Whitney Point, NY 13862, United States.
  • Contact Info: The Broome County Parks Department can be reached for information regarding this park at +1 607-778-2193.

Camping Facility and Reservations

  • Facilities: Dorchester Park offers various facilities including a beach for swimming, a boat launch, picnic areas, and sometimes offers camping facilities. Note that not all Dorchester Parks may offer camping; it's important to verify with the specific park.
  • Reservations: If camping is available, reservations are often required and can typically be made online or over the phone. You should contact the park's administration to confirm reservation procedures.

Operating Hours and Season

  • Hours: The park is generally open from dawn to dusk, but specific times can vary by season.
  • Season: Some parks restrict camping to certain times of the year. Check in advance to ensure the park is open for camping during your planned trip.

Amenities

  • Restrooms: Public restrooms are often available, sometimes with showers for campers.
  • Water Access: There may be access to drinking water, but it’s wise to inquire beforehand or bring your own.
  • Hookups: If RV camping is allowed, check to see if there are electrical and water hookups.

Activities

  • Recreation: Visitors can enjoy fishing, hiking, water-based activities, and use of picnic facilities.
  • Events: Parks often host seasonal events or programs. Contact the park for a schedule.

Fees

  • Day Use: There may be a day-use fee for accessing the park.
  • Camping: Additional fees are typically charged for overnight camping.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: Pets are often welcomed in the park but may be required to be leashed. Verify the park’s policy on pets before bringing them along.

Safety and Wildlife

  • Emergency: Have a plan for emergencies, including knowledge of the nearest hospital or urgent care facility.
  • Wildlife: Be aware of potential wildlife encounters, and understand the park's guidelines on how to safely interact with wildlife.

Leave No Trace

  • Sustainability: Follow the principles of Leave No Trace to minimize your impact on the park environment. This includes packing out all trash, respecting wildlife, and leaving natural objects as you find them.

Accessibility

  • ADA Accessibility: Check with the park to understand the level of accessibility for those with disabilities. Some parks offer ADA-accessible facilities and campsites.

For the most accurate and detailed information on camping at Dorchester Park, you should directly contact the park administration. Conditions, services, and regulations can change, so it's important to get current information before planning your trip.

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