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Max V. Shaul State Park is a small, tranquil state park located in the town of Fultonham in Schoharie County, New York. This rustic park offers visitors a variety of outdoor activities including camping, picnicking, fishing, and hiking. It is situated along the Schoharie Creek, providing picturesque scenery with the rolling hills and meandering waterways.


The park offers several tent and trailer camping sites, although the facilities are quite basic. Here's what you should know about camping at Max V. Shaul State Park:

  • Campsite Availability: The campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis as well as by reservation. During peak season, it is advisable to book in advance through the New York State Parks reservation system.
  • Amenities: Each campsite usually has a picnic table and a fire ring. Restrooms and showers are available within the park for camper use.
  • Seasons: The camping season typically runs from early May until Columbus Day, but it is always best to check the most recent information for exact dates and availability.
  • Fees: There is a fee for camping, which varies depending on the type of site chosen and the duration of the stay.


  • Hiking: There are easy hiking trails within the park that provide opportunities to enjoy local flora and fauna.
  • Fishing: The Schoharie Creek is known for excellent fishing, especially for trout.
  • Picnicking: The park has picnic areas with tables and grills, perfect for a day visit.
  • Playground: There is a small playground for children within the park.

Nearby Attractions

  • Mine Kill State Park: Located nearby, this park offers additional recreational opportunities like swimming, boating, and more extensive hiking trails.
  • Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site: A notable historic site nearby provides educational opportunities and a glimpse into the local history of the Erie Canal.

Regulations and Safety

  • Pets: Pets are permitted in the park but must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Firewood: To protect against invasive species, the park may have restrictions on bringing in outside firewood. It's advisable to buy firewood locally or at the park if available.
  • Wildlife: Like any natural area, the park is home to wildlife. Campers should safely secure food and trash to deter animals from campsites.
  • Quiet Hours: Typically, there are quiet hours enforced within the park to ensure all campers have a pleasant experience. These are usually from 10 PM until 7 AM.

Contacting and Visiting the Park

  • Address: Max V. Shaul State Park, 355 State Highway 30A, Fultonham, NY 12071
  • Phone Number: For the most accurate and up-to-date information, visitors should contact the park directly. The contact number is often provided on the New York State Parks website.

For any specific questions or more detailed information about Max V. Shaul State Park, it's recommended to reach out directly to the park or to consult the New York State Parks' official website to ensure you have the latest updates and information.

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