Winding Hills Park

Winding Hills small wooden building with red and white flowers in foreground


Old Route 17K
Montgomery, NY 12549

Administrative Office:
(845) 615-3830

Ranger Station:
(845) 457-4918


A picturesque landscape with many amenities for anyone that enjoys what nature and the outdoors have to offer.


51 Seasonal Camp Sites, Ranger Station, 40-acre Diamond Lake, 4-Acre Pond, Fishing, Boating (car-top boats only), Playground, Horseshoe Pits, Volleyball Court, Picnic Shelter, Comfort Stations, Benches, Picnic Tables, Grills and Nature Trails and Parking. During the winter, if conditions permit: Ice Skating, Ice Fishing and Snowmobile Trails.




Whether you stay a day or a week, you won’t regret visiting the natural beauty of Winding Hills Park, located off Old Route 17K just two miles west of the Village of Montgomery.

Bring the entire family out for a day in the park to commune with nature, have a picnic, fish by the lake or walk the nature trails which loop through the various types of terrain in the park. You can also stay for the night or weekend at one of the 51 camp site destinations.

Winding Hills Trail Map (PDF)

Camping: A 51-site facility for trailers or tents in a heavily wooded area. Each site contains a picnic table and fire ring. The two large, centrally located comfort stations contain electricity and shower facilities. Advanced holiday weekend reservations may be made by calling (845) 457-4918. Reservations will be taken only for Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and Columbus Day weekends.
Season: Weather permitting, from the first Friday in May to the fourth Sunday in October. 


FEES: County residents–$30 per night ($35 with electricity)
Non-residents–$40 per night ($45 with electricity)
HOLIDAY WEEKENDS–Add $5 to each of the above fees.

Winding Hills Park Brochure-Rules & Regulations
Map of campsites (PDF)

Boating: A 40-acre lake is open for boating from May through October during designated times. All boaters must wear a life jacket. The public may launch their own boats (electric-motor, solid bottom and car-top only) with the approval of the ranger. Posted rules must be observed.

Boat Rental Hours:
Boat rentals are no longer offered.

Fishing: A 40-acre lake and four-acre pond are available at Winding Hills for everyone’s fishing enjoyment at no charge. Fishing may be done on the shoreline on both bodies of water or in a boat on the lake. Only electric powered boats may be permitted. All boaters must wear life jackets. Equipment and bait are not provided. Fishing licenses are required in accordance with State Law. Ice fishing is permitted only when conditions are safe. See posted rules at the Boathouse. Fishing is catch and release only.

Picnicking: Picnic tables are available  for small groups. Use of the covered shelter/pavilion requires a permit and payment of scheduled fees. Shelter occupancy is limited to 96. There is electricity, a paved floor, restrooms and charcoal grills are available.

Online Reservations- For the Picnic pavilion only. 

Please note: Permit requests will be subject to department approval.  Upon approval, payment will be required to confirm the reservation. YOUR RESERVATION IS NOT FINALIZED UNTIL YOU RECEIVE CONFIRMATION OF PAYMENT.


Please Note: Facility Rentals require advance permit and payment of scheduled fees. Permits may be obtained by calling (845) 615-3830.

Winter Sports: Ice fishing is permitted during the daylight hours as long as there is sufficient safe ice. Snowmobiling is permitted during daylight hours when there is sufficient snow cover. Participants must first register at the Ranger office. All snowmobiles must be insured and registered. Trails are also open for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.