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Wilcox Memorial Park

COVID-19 UPDATES: 

To prevent the spread of COVID19 please practice CDC sanitary and safety guidelines when visiting our park. Your cooperation is essential to keep all our visitors and park staff safe.

We will do our best to share any updates that impact your visit to our park. As part of the COVID-19 guidelines and for the courtesy of other visitors and our staff, face masks must be worn at pavilions and when outside your campsite area or at any place where social distancing cannot be maintained, posted guidelines are placed throughout the park. All patrons shall practice social distancing.

Our campground is small, maintaining social distancing and reduced capacity are very important, All campers must bring their approved permit with them. WALK-IN CAMPING CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME. Pre-reserving in advance is required. Please call the main park office at 845-298-4600 M-F 9am-4pm.  

Please explore campground and pavilion availably on online, advance reservations and permits are required. Paperless payments by credit card only. We are operating at reduced capacity under active COVID19 NYS PHASE Guidelines.  

There may be limited shower and/or restroom facilities and they may periodically be closed to allow for enhanced cleaning.

To achieve density reduction at our park waterfront, the bather capacity number will be reduced, all visitors are to follow all COVID19 Safety Guidelines in place, our lifeguard staff will oversee the waterfront guidelines and be available to answer any questions or concerns you have. Please follow all waterfront rules and regulations.

Our swimming lake operates Thursday - Monday 10am - 7pm.  SWIMMING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED WHEN NO LIFEGUARD IS ON DUTY - NO EXCEPTIONS. 

Some activities may not be available during the COVID19 pandemic. We apologize for the inconvenience and understanding. 

WALK-IN CAMPING CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME. Pre-reserving in advance is available online or by phone. Credit card payment only, all inquires must be directed to the main park office 

M-F 9am-4pm. 845-298-4600.   Email plockhart@dutchessny.gov

Wilcox Park is located in the Town of Milan, tucked in northern Dutchess County, this park 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. This family friendly park boasts two lakes at its center. Popular activities include a 27 hole Disc Golf course, fishing, swimming, paddle and row boats for rent, full size basketball court, bird watching, picnicking, camping, and more than 5 miles of hiking or cross-country skiing.  Wilcox Park Trail Map (.pdf)

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in ALL Dutchess County Parks.

January 2 - April 10 (Open Daily) 9:00am - 4:00pm
 April 11- May 8 8:00am - 6:00pm
May 9 - September 7 (Monday to Friday) 8:00am - 7:00pm
May 9- September 7- Saturdays and Sundays 8:00am - 8:00pm
September 8 - October 12 (Monday to Friday) 8:00am - 6:00pm
September 8 - October 12 (Saturday and Sunday) 8:00am - 7:00pm
October 13 - October 31 (Monday to Friday) 8:00am - 4:00pm
October 13 - October 31 (Saturday and Sunday)) 8:00am - 6:00pm
November 1 - December 31 (Open Daily) 8:00am - 4:00pm

Dutchess County Wilcox Memorial Park, Route 199, Milan, NY
Phone: 845-758-6100 fax 845-758-4173

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


2020 Wilcox Park Hours - Open 7 days * except noted holiday dates below. 

*The park is closed on the following days:
January 1, 2020 and January 20, 2020
February 12, 2020 and February 17, 2020
November 26, 2020
December 25, 2020

Please call the main Dutchess County Park office 9:00AM-4:00PM* weekdays at the Bowdoin Park office 845-298-4600. Park office is closed on all Dutchess County observed holidays.

Activities may be restricted at this time due to COVID19 NYS PHASE Requirements. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

27-hole Disc Golf Course
Open daily. Discs are available for use or bring your own to play. Free to play. (download .pdf map)

Pavilions
*Please refer to any active COVID19 NYS PHASE Guidelines in place for occupancy restrictions.  Covered pavilions with picnic table seating. Wilcox Park is a popular place for company picnics, family reunions, birthday parties and other events. Pavilion A features privacy as well as easy access to the horseshoe court, Pavilion B has convenient access to the playground and ball field, Pavilion C overlooks the park and swimming beach and has kitchen facilities and attached bathrooms as well as designated parking, Pavilion D is closest to the swimming and boating lakes.

Please see our entrance fee policy for all pavilion guests.

Camping
Please Note: We cannot take walkin reservations at this time. Paperless payments by credit card only. Advance reservations are required, online or by phone. You must have a permit. Check in by 1:00pm. Permits will be requested by park staff. No outside firewood is permitted. COVID19 NYS PHSE GUIDELINES IN PLACE. Please follow CDC Sanitary Guidelines.

Our small 27-site family campground is open May through September and feature RV/trailer sites with water and electric hook-ups or tent sites without hookups. Sorry, no tents on RV sites. See our camping schedule. Reservations are made online.

Our group camping area is a rustic site reserved for only organized Scout groups. Please call the park office at 845-298-4601 or 845-758-6100 for more information.

Swimming

To prevent the spread of COVID19 please practice CDC sanitary and safety guidelines when visiting our park. Your cooperation is essential to keep all our visitors and park staff safe.

As part of the COVID-19 guidelines and for the courtesy of other visitors and our staff, face masks must be worn in the areas of our park where social distancing cannot be maintained. All patrons shall practice social distancing.

Swimming lake is open Thursday - Monday 10am - 7pm.  *If there is a last minute change to this schedule we will do our best to update you as soon as possible.  

August 1 to Sept 7 the swimming lake is open on weekends only* 

Guests can enjoy the swimming lake and picnic grounds starting in mid-June. See our swimming lake season schedule for when the sand beach will be staffed with lifeguards and the bathhouse will be open. Accessibility features including sand and floating wheelchairs and a wheelchair mat across the sand are available. Sorry, no fishing, no dogs are allowed in the swimming lake. Please fish from the upper pond, no dogs allowed in any waters. No outside boats / kayak please. No outside firewood is allowed.

Hiking and Cross-Country Skiing
Wilcox Park features more than 5 miles of hiking trails including a scenic overlook of Stissing Mountain and the Catskills.

In winter, enjoy cross-country skiing and snow shoeing.