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Wilcox Memorial Park

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Steven Olsen, Parks Director

 

Dutchess County Wilcox Memorial Park, Route 199, Milan, NY
Phone: (845) 758-6100

(closest GPS address is 1639 Rte. 199 Stanfordville NY 12581)

 

2017 Wilcox Park Hours - Open 7 days * except noted holiday dates below

January 2 - March 31  (Open Daily) 9:00am - 4:00pm
April 1 - April 21 (Monday to Friday) 8:00am to 4:00pm
April 1 - April 16 (Saturday and Sunday) 8:00am to 6:00pm
April 22 - May 26 (Monday to Friday) 8:00am - 6:00pm
April 22 - May 26 (Saturday and Sunday) 8:00am to 7:00pm
May 27 - September 4 (Monday to Friday) 8:00am - 7:00pm
May 27 - September 4 (Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays) 8:00am - 8:00pm
September 5 - October 9 (Open Daily) 8:00am - 6:00pm
October 10 - November 3 (Monday to Friday) 8:00am to 4:00pm
October 14 - November 12 (Saturday and Sunday) 8:00am to 6:00pm
November 13 - December 31 (Open Daily) 8:00am - 4:00pm

 

*The park is closed on the following days:
January 1 and 2,  January 16, 2017
February 13, February 20, 2017
November 23, 2017
December 25 ,2017

Park Office Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm *  Office is staffed seasonally April - October.  Park office is closed on all Dutchess County observed holidays.


Call Parks office for updates
Wilcox Park: (845) 758-6100
 

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Swimming Lake Season 2017
July 8 - August 21st - 11:00 am -7:00 pm (Thursdays through Mondays, closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
August 26th to September 4th- 11am to 6pm (Saturdays and Sundays only)

 

18-hole Disc Golf Course open daily. Just bring your discs and play - no fee to play. (download .pdf map)

Pavilion Season 2017  - April 29 - October 9                         

Camping Season 2017:

May 12 - June 10 Friday & Saturday nights only

June 12 - September 4th   7 days per week

September 8 - September 29 Friday & Saturday nights only

Campers should check in by 1pm.  Permits will be request by Park Staff. 

Smoking is prohibited in ALL Dutchess County Parks

No outside firewood is permitted.

 Fall image of Wilcox Park
Wilcox Memorial Park, in the Town of Milan, tucked in northern Dutchess County is a delight to all who venture onto its 615 acres. Formerly the estate and farm of Mrs. Frederick P. Wilcox, its 18th century complex of farm buildings still stand today.

 

 

Enjoy Our Dutchess County Parks

 

 

This family friendly park boasts not one but two lakes at it’s center! Relax as you fish from "upper" smaller lake shore or from a rented boat. Look for the park’s resident heron, one of many interesting birds in the park, as you go by in a rented paddle boat or row boat.

From Memorial Day till Labor Day enjoy the swimming lake and picnic grounds, see our swimming lake season schedule, the swimming lake is open starting mid June* from Memorial Day to Labor Day our sand beach is staffed with lifeguard facilities, a bathhouse is located on the lower lake.  Sorry , no fishing or boating allowed on main swimming lake - no outside boats or firewood is allowed.

 

 

With four covered pavilions, Wilcox Park is a popular place for company picnics, family reunions, birthday parties and other events. Pavilion C, set atop the hill overlooks the park and swimming beach it has kitchen facilities and attached bathrooms, designated parking.A wedding reception in Pavilion C.

All the pavilions are conveniently located – take your pick; want some privacy and a great game of horseshoes?  Then Pavilion A is your spot; …a playground for the kids and a ball field for the team? Pavilion B is for you. If close proximity to the beach and boating is what you need then choose Pavilion D. Finally, Pavilion C… attached bathrooms, a kitchen and a picturesque view of the beach! Please see our entrance fee policy for all pavilion guests.

Our 27-site family campground is open May through September.Reservations are made on-line, easy account set up and now credit card friendly payments are accepted!  Please click on our Park Reservations link on the left of the page. RV/trailer sites with water and electric hook-ups or a tent site. See our camping schedule. 

Scout groups love our group camping area; a rustic site reserved only for organized scout groups. This area is designated for scout groups only - Please call either park office the office at (845) 298-4601 or 758-6100 for more information.

A year-round attraction of this immaculately kept park is its 5+ miles of hiking trails with a scenic overlook of Stissing Mountain and the Catskills. In winter, enjoy cross-country skiing.

Whether it’s camping, hiking, bird watching, fishing, or looking for a place to hold your next event remember Wilcox Memorial Park!

- Directions to Wilcox Park -  (closest GPS address is 1639 Rte. 199 Stanfordville NY 12581)

From Points South -

Via NYS Thruway / I87 (Cars, Buses, Trucks, Trailers):

NYS Thruway North to Exit 19 (Kingston). Take first right onto traffic circle then exit for Rte 28 and Rte 209. Follow signs for Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge take bridge across Hudson.  At 2nd traffic light make a right onto Rte 9G. At 1st traffic light (intersection of 9 & 9G) make a right onto Rte 9 south. At the next light in the center of Rhinebeck (Beekman Arms is on right corner) make a left onto Route 308 (W. Market St). Continue on 308 (approx. 6 miles) until Rock City where it becomes Route 199. Travel approximately another 5 miles on Route 199 until you see the signs for Wilcox Park entrance on the right.

Via Taconic State Parkway (Cars only):

Take the Taconic State Parkway NORTH to the Route 199 Red Hook/Pine Plains exit (mile marker 67.7.) Make a right off the exit onto Route 199 East. Travel 1 mile to the Wilcox Park entrance on your right.

From Points North -

Via NYS Thruway / I87 (Cars, Buses, Trucks, Trailers):

NYS Thruway south to Exit 19 (Kingston). Take first right onto traffic circle then exit for Rte 28 and Rte 209. Follow signs for Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge take bridge across Hudson.  At 2nd traffic light make a right onto Rte 9G. At 1st traffic light (intersection of 9 & 9G) make a right onto Rte 9 south. At the next light in the center of Rhinebeck (Beekman Arms is on right corner) make a left onto Route 308 (W. Market St). Continue on 308 (approx. 6 miles) until Rock City where it becomes Route 199. Travel approximately another 5 miles on Route 199 until you see the signs for Wilcox Park entrance on the right.

Via Taconic State Parkway (Cars only):

Take the Taconic State Parkway SOUTH to the Route 199 Red Hook/Pine Plains exit. Make a left off the exit onto Route 199 East. Travel 1 mile to the Wilcox Park entrance on your right.

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