Park admission costs $8 per vehicle, buses range from $35 to $75. An annual state parks pass is $65. Letchworth covers 14,350 acres and roughly 17 miles that spans two counties (Livingston and Wyoming). The park has 66 miles of hiking trail and 20 main marked trails, all with trailheads along the main park road.
Swimming . Letchworth State Park is traversed by the Genesee River. However, the Park does have 2 swimming pools. There is a small pool in the southern portion of the park .
Swimming : Swimming is available at a pool which is located in the north end of the park in the Highbanks Recreation Area. The pool is open during the summer season when lifeguards are on duty, late June until Labor Day.
The Grand Canyon of the East
According to Letchworth State Park Manager Roland Beck, this is the first year the park has allowed bear hunting. It’s in response to the growing bear population and in line with the DEC’s 2014 Black Bear Management Plan.
The Portageville and Castile entrances provide the best access to the falls, the most popular gorge views, the Glen Iris Inn, and the highest concentration of lodges, cabins, and concessions.
The Genesee River , which runs through the city of Rochester and dissects there with the Erie Canal, also has its unique ecology and a history of contamination from industry and agricultural run-off. There are many environmental issues relating to this river that people still use to canoe, boat, swim on.
Castile, N.Y. (WHAM) – Letchworth State Park closed to new guests on Saturday after reaching capacity under COVID restrictions. The park was closed to incoming traffic at 12:30 p.m. due to high visitor density. Guests planning to visit the park are asked make alternative plans.
No entrance fee (entrance closed during the Winter).
Letchworth State Park This park features Class I and II whitewater kayaking and rafting on 5.5 miles of Genesee River water. Canoeing and kayaking , as well as rafting, are organized within the park by Adventure Calls Outfitters.
The park is huge It covers parts of two counties, Livingston and Wyoming, and is within parts of five different towns: Leicester, Mount Morris, Portage, Castile and Genesee Falls. There are four entrances to the park, and its mass covers nearly 15,000 acres.
Letchworth State Park, renowned as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs–as high as 600 feet in some places–surrounded by lush forests.