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Letchworth State Park

Natural Area or Park
The Grand Canyon of the East

Letchworth State Park is a 14,427-acre state park located in Livingston and Wyoming counties. The park is roughly 17 miles long and follows the course of the Genesee River. Along it's path, deep gorges and several waterfalls can be found.

Letchworth State Park Gorge and Genesee River

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For the latest Park updates please visit the official Letchworth State Park website.

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee (cash or check only): $10 during May 6th - October 28th
  • Cabins: Available from April - mid-November. Some available year round.
  • Tent camping season: Weather permitting May 4th - November 14th. To make camping / cabin reservations please visit the New York State Parks Reserve America website.
  • The following trails and roads are closed for the winter season:
    • The main park rd. between the Perry and Castile entrances
    • The main park rd. between Rt. 19A and Upper/Middle Falls Rd. (Portageville Entrance)
    • Lower Falls Rd.
    • East Park Rd (Parade Grounds)
    • Trails 6, 6a, Trail 1 by the Middle Falls
    • Trail 2, from the main park rd. and running 500 Feet North (near the Genesee Arch Bridge)
    • Trail 1 to Upper Falls

ABOUT
Letchworth State Park is known nationally as the "Grand Canyon of the East." It was awarded a spot on USA Today's list of best places to visit. The park is roughly 17 miles long with 14,427-acres to explore. Filled with three major waterfalls which are surrounded by lush forests, the fauna and flora are simply astonishing. Hikers can choose among 66 miles of hiking trails along with ones available for horseback riding, biking, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. In season, those who visit can see hot air balloons floating through the gorges and over the picturesque waterfalls. Along with many trails to adventure throughout, the historic Glen Iris Inn offers overnight accommodations and is open to the public for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Campers can take advantage of tent and trailer campsites as well as winterized cabins. The park welcomes dogs who are leashed and is ideal for families looking for a day activity in Western New York.