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Mount Morris Dam & Recreation Area

Natural Area or Park

Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area is a major flood control project and public park located on the Genesee River near the Village of Mount Morris in Livingston County, New York. The dam is situated deep in the Genesee River Gorge at the northern end of Letchworth State Park and provides flood protection to downstream areas including the city of Rochester. A recreation area is associated with the dam and offers a variety of recreational opportunities to the visiting public.

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Walking Tour Schedule:
April 14th - October 25th

  • Monday through Thursday at 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Tours are limited to 30 people on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • *Valid photo ID is required for tour participants 18 years of age and older**

Visitor Center Hours:
April 14th - October 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • The recreational park is open year round from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Best of all, the entire experience is FREE!

There are opportunities to tour the dam through free Ranger-guided walking tours, attend the visitor center for free interactive exhibits, attend one of the many special events, or get outdoors! Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area has a variety of picnic areas, some with BBQ grills, which can cater to your individual needs. All areas are free and available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. There are also two playground areas that are a big hit with the kids!
Experience year round wildlife viewing opportunities from the Recreation Area and adjoining hiking trails. From bluebirds to bald eagles and white-tailed deer, Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area is a great place to observe New York’s abundant natural resources.
Many of these views can be seen on trails located in the Recreation Area, including the Finger Lakes Trail. Not into hiking the trails? Bring your bicycle, snowshoes, or skis and enjoy the trails and their views from a different approach.