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 fishing, swimming, paddle and row boats for rent, bird watching, picnicking, camping, and more than 5 miles of hiking or cross-country skiing.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in ALL Dutchess County Parks.
|January 2 - April 12 (Open Daily)||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|April 13- May 9||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|May 10 - September 2 (Monday to Friday)||8:00am - 7:00pm|
|May 10- September 2 Saturdays and Sundays||8:00am - 8:00pm|
|September 3 - October 14 (Monday to Friday)||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|September 3 - October 14 (Saturday and Sunday)||8:00am - 7:00pm|
|October 15 - November 2 (Monday to Friday)||8:00am - 4:00pm|
|October 15 - November 2 (Saturday and Sunday))||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|November 3 - 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)
*The park is closed on the following days:
January 1, 2019 and January 21, 2019
February 12, 2019 and February 16, 2019
November 28, 2019
December 25, 2019
Park Office Hours: 9:00AM-4:00PM* weekdays. Office is staffed seasonally April - October. Out of season please call the Bowdoin Park office 845-298-4600. Park office is closed on all Dutchess County observed holidays.
Call Parks office for updates
Wilcox Park: 845-758-6100
27-hole Disc Golf Course
Open daily. Discs are available for use or bring your own to play. Free to play. (download .pdf map)
With four covered pavilions, 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.
Please Note: Campers should check in by 1:00pm. Permits will be requested by park staff. No outside firewood is permitted.
Our 27-site family campground is open May through September and feature RV/trailer sites with water and electric hook-ups or tent sites. See our camping schedule. Reservations are made online.
Our group camping area is a rustic site reserved for organized Scout groups. Please call the park office at 845-298-4601 or 845-758-6100 for more information.
Memorial Day through Labor Day
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 or boating is allowed on the main swimming lake and no outside boats or 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.