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Higley Flow State Park is nestled among the Adirondack foothills on the picturesque Raquette River in Colton, New York. The park's wooded campsites and winding trails offer visitors a unique outdoor experience blending natural beauty and modern conveniences. Campers at Higley Flow can enjoy the sandy beach, go boating, and take advantage of excellent fishing opportunities.

Camping Information

Facilities: Higley Flow State Park provides multiple facilities for campers including:

  • Tent and trailer campsites
  • A sandy beach for swimming
  • Picnic areas
  • Pavilions
  • A boat launch
  • Playgrounds for children

The park may also have a camp store for basic necessities, and restrooms with showers for campers to use.

Campsites: The park offers a substantial number of campsites that are suitable for both tents and trailers. Some sites offer electric hookups. Campers should check in advance whether the site they are booking has the facilities they require, such as electric service or accessibility features.

Reservations: It is strongly recommended that visitors reserve campsites in advance, especially during the busy summer months. Reservations can be made online through the New York State Parks' reservation system or by calling the park directly.

Seasonality: The camping season typically runs from the end of May through the beginning of autumn, but dates can vary. Some facilities might be available only on a seasonal basis and can be subject to closing due to weather conditions.

Activities and Recreation

Outdoor Activities:

  • Swimming: The park offers a sandy beach that is often lifeguarded during summer.
  • Boating: There is access to the Raquette River for canoeing and kayaking. Motorboats are also allowed, but there may be horsepower restrictions.
  • Fishing: The Raquette River and nearby water bodies make for excellent fishing, with species like bass, pike, and panfish available.
  • Hiking: Miles of trails are available for hiking and enjoying the surrounding natural beauty.

Winter Activities: During winter months, some parks including Higley Flow remain open for activities such as:

  • Snowmobiling
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing

Regulations and Safety

Firewood Policy: The movement of untreated firewood is restricted to prevent the spread of invasive insects and diseases. Purchasing or using local firewood is encouraged.

Fishing Licenses: Anglers over the age of 16 are required by New York State law to hold a valid fishing license.

Pet Policy: Pets are often permitted in New York State Parks, including Higley Flow, but must be supervised and on a leash not exceeding six feet in length. There may be specific areas or times when pets are not allowed, so it's wise to confirm the park's pet policy before arriving.

Alcohol Policy: Alcohol consumption and possession are regulated within state parks. Some parks may prohibit alcohol altogether, while others might have designated areas or conditions under which alcohol is permitted.

Contact Information and Location

Before planning a trip, it's important to obtain up-to-date information regarding camping, facilities, and park regulations. Campers may contact the park directly for the most current details:

Higley Flow State Park 442 Cold Brook Drive Colton, NY 13625 Phone: (Information on the current phone number can be obtained through the New York State Parks website or a reliable directory).

Visitors should verify the status of the park and its facilities, especially considering seasonal variations and any public health guidelines or restrictions that could be in place.

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