NEWTOWN BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK
Touring Upstate New York's Southern Finger Lakes Region?
Whether you have an RV, car, or are touring on two wheels, you can make camp at this rustic wilderness wonderland, Newtown Battlefield State Park. While enjoying the tranquility of Newtown Battlefield or hiking the newly refurbished trails, you may meet travelers from all over the United States, Canada and Europe who are making this Upstate New York setting their 'home base' while discovering the treasures of the area.An inexpensive and stunning location for Summer Weddings & Receptions, Family Reunions or Company Picnics, Newtown Battlefield is located just 3 miles east of Elmira, New York, on I-86. The park is located within one hour of Ithaca, Binghamton, Corning, Watkins Glen, and minutes from
Horseheads, Big Flats, Elmira Heights, Waverly, and Sayre, Pennsylvania.
Park & Camping Facilities
The park is open for the season from Memorial Day Weekend until October. Open hours are from dawn until dark. (No later than 9:00 PM.) Quiet hours for campers begin at 10:00 PM.
For camping reservation information, please click here.
Pitch A Tent...
in the woods at one of the 16 non-electric Camp Sites able to accommodate tents, campers & RVs. Each site has a picnic table, a fire ring, and water nearby.
Rent A Cabin...
The park has five Rustic Wooded Cabins, all with mattresses,
electricity, stoves, refrigerators, and flush toilets. Showers
are available nearby.
Each cabin has an outdoor fire pit, picnic table, and barbeque
grill. Bring your own charcoal, and purchase firewood from the
Have A Picnic...
There are 6 small Picnic Pavilions in the park available for
reservation. Pavilions #1 - #5 are in the upper park not far
from the monument and overlook. Pavilion #6 is in the North
Park area by the baseball diamond. Each of these pavilions
accommodate 20 - 45 people and may be reserved.
Have A Party...
The Fireplace Pavilion has 6 picnic tables, an electric outlet
and a wood-burning fireplace. There is a large grill or
barbecue (approximately 5' long x 18" deep) outside. Rest
rooms are nearby. The Fireplace Pavilion will accommodate
50-75 people. Firewood is available to purchase at the park
This facility may be rented daily during the season, from
10:00 a.m. until sunset.
Have A Wedding...
The scenic Overlook Deck in the park offers a commanding
view of the Chemung River Valley. A favorite location for
sharing wedding vows, this observation deck may be
reserved alone or in conjunction with the Lodge.
Have A Reception...
This beautiful, rustic Lodge was constructed by the Civilian
Conservation Corps in the 1930s. A beautiful setting for a
wedding reception, it is available to rent daily during peak
season, from 10:00 a.m. to sunset. The lodge has 23 tables
(10 small, 5 large and 8 picnic tables), with estimated seating
for 125 people. There is a wood-burning fireplace inside and
electric and water available. Grill or barbecue is outside.
Wood may be purchased in the park for use in the fireplace.
Restrooms are nearby.
Learn Some History...
If you are interested in the historical aspects of the park, the
deck overlooks the actual area where the Battle of Newtown
took place. Visit Sullivan's Monument, which commemorates
the battle and all who took part in it.
Read about the Expedition and the Battle. Interpretive signs on the deck lead you through the Sullivan Expedition and the Battle of Newtown.
Visit our Northeastern Woodland Indian Village and take a self-guided tour.
Take A Hike...
on one of the many Nature Trails within the park and possibly
see white-tailed deer, turkey, grouse, rabbits, squirrels, birds,
and butterflies, which are only a few common inhabitants of this woodland. But watch out for the bears!
Read more about the newly revitalized park trail system.
Remember... The Park Also Has
Modern Toilets and Shower Facilities, Picnic Areas with Tables and Fireplaces ,
Playgrounds and Ball field, and Firewood available for purchase.