Whetstone Gulf State Park, Lowville

#522 of 873 in Parks in New York State
Whetstone Gulf State Park is a 2100acre state park located in Lewis County, New York. The park is on the edge of the Tug Hill Plateau, south of Lowville, on the border of the towns of Turin and Martinsburg. The east end of the park is located near New York State Route 26.
The park is built in and around a 3mi, 380ft gorge cut into the eastern edge of the Tug Hill Plateau. Above the gorge is Whetstone Reservoir, stocked with tiger muskie and largemouth bass for fishermen.
The park offers 62 campsites, 20 of which include electric hookups. Areas for fishing, a picnic area along Whetstone Creek, a man-made swimming area, and a playground are also available. Trails for hiking and cross-country skiing are found throughout the park, including a 6mi loop around the rim of the gorge.
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  • Drove from East Glenville, NY to visit a park I had only recently learned about to hike the gorge trail. After parking, I walked to both trail heads, decided to start at the north rim and was glad I.....  more »
  • We went for day hike of the rim trail. It is labeled an expert trail. What is not clear is WHY it is labeled an expert trail. It is first VERY STEEP at both ends requiring backward travel on the...  more »
  • Great place to go for camping, swimming or trail hiking. Hiking the gorge can be a bit of a challenge with the hilly terrain. Make sure you leave early enough so you're not getting stuck out on the trails after sunset.
  • We love this little park. Camping here is always quiet and relaxing. Just wish they had more electric sites.

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