2018 Updates:  It's hard to keep track of all the improvements to Higley Flow State Park!  In the last couple of years, a beautiful new bath house was constructed by the beach. 
And when the kids aren't cooling off in the clean, calm waters of the Park, there's a brand new playground to keep them entertained for hours!

Higley Flow State Park campsites are always clean and ready to be enjoyed.  Whether you love the seclusion and beauty of the woods....
... or are fortunate to land a waterfront campsite.  In any case, don't forget to bring your boat.

There's miles of water to explore and plenty of shoreline to have a quiet getaway.
Higley Flow State Park is nestled among the foothills on the northern edge of the Adirondack Mountains.  The park is situated on the pictueresque Raquette River, which is the second longest river in New York State.  The park's boat launch gives you access to miles of calm, clear water for fishing and water skiing.

Higley Flow offers 135 spacious campsites, each separated from neighbors by pine trees, which abound in the park.  Loops A, B & C have newly upgraded electric facilities.  Several campsites have direct water access and all are near to the 10 miles of trails. You will enjoy hiking the New Trail along Warm Brook and catching glimpses of the white tail deer and wild turkeys that frequent the park.  The Beaver Pond Nature Trail has interpretive signs that describe the six distinct habitats through which the trail passes. Or, simply rest on one of the cedar benches along the trails and listen to the sounds of nature that surround you.
A sandy beach overlooks a pristine Adirondack lake, formed by the damming of the Raquette River, just north of the park.  Since stumps and boulders have never been removed from much of this bay, power boats seldom venture near the beach and the wild scenic beauty of the 3/4 mile wide, 3 mile long lake is unobstructed.

All types of boats are allowed on the Raquette river but canoeing and kayaking are especially popular.  One can paddle for miles and the area is exceptionally scenic. Undisturbed lagoons and bays give you the feel of a true  wilderness experience.
Higley Flow is a popular family campground.  Swimming, fishing, hiking and cross-country skiing are among the most popular activities in the park.  While the park has all the beauty of the Adirondacks within it's bounds, the towns of Colton and South Colton are only 2 and 4 miles away. Major shopping, dining and entertainment are just 12 miles up the road at Potsdam, NY and Canton, NY, home to four major universities.

Nearby points of interest include the 6 million acre Adirondack Park (4 miles), the St. Lawrence Seaway, (40 miles), Akwesasne Mohawk Casino (40 miles), Tupper Lake (40 miles), Lake Placid (65 miles), and Ontario, Canada (50 miles)

And, when it's time for Cross Country Skiing,  click on this link for NYS Winter Trail Maps of Higley Flow State Park.

Trail ratings:
Overlook-Beginner-green rating
Camp Loops-main roads B,C and E loops Beginner-green, A,D and F loops
Warmbrook-Intermediate-blue rating
Pine-Intermediate-blue rating
Cedar Brook-all three levels depending on loop chosen, back
hills-Advanced-black; trail to back hills -Intermediate-Blue;  First two
rights and next left to return-Beginner-green

Higley Flow State Park

442 Cold Brook Drive
Colton, NY 13625

Park Office (315) 262-2880
Regional Office (315) 482-2593

We wanted to pass along the following information from the Park Staff for when Cross Country Skiing begins:

1). The normal Lodge hours are 8AM-3PM.  They are 8AM-5PM on weekends during the ski season.
2).  Park hours are going to be 8AM-4PM.
3).  Night skiing will only be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings - when hosts are available. 

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