Next Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 3:30 until 6:30 p.m., Sampson State Park will hold an open house and tour of the park’s new lakefront cottages. Visitors will be able to tour the cottages that feature modern rustic one and two bedroom units compete with a kitchenette, bathroom, covered outdoor deck, and comfortable furnishings and lighting. The cottages rest on a slope overlooking Seneca Lake.
The Cottages at Sampson will be available to reserve beginning at 9 a.m., Wednesday August 2. Weeklong reservations with availability beginning Saturday, August 12 are required through Labor Day. Two night minimum stays are available from September 9 until October 28, 2017. Reservations will be taken at the Sampson Park Office or can be made by calling 315-585-6392.
The $2.9 million project was funded by Governor Cuomo’s Finger Lakes Forward and NY Parks 2020 initiatives. NY Parks 2020 is a multi-year commitment to leverage $900 million in private and public funding for State Parks from 2011 to 2020. The 2017-18 state budget includes $120 million toward this initiative.
Encompassing just over 2000 acres on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, Sampson State Park features camping and boating as the primary recreational activities. The park has a total of 309 campsites with 245 electric and 64 non-electric sites. The marina has just over 100 boat slips and a large multiple launch site. Activities include tennis, horseshoes, basketball and volleyball, a sandy swimming beach, playgrounds, and a scenic lake trail
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 69 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.parks.ny.gov, connect with us on Facebook, or follow on Instagram and Twitter.