Stephens State Park

Anyone know why Stephens State Park has been closed the past couple weekends? Thanks!

July 19th

Don’t get it.
Wanted to dip a toe in the stream.
Shut down .

Stymie Stymie
July 19th

Re: Stephens State Park

See image attached from their Facebook

It was the facebooks, closed for tree removal.

OP on the phone
July 19th

Park Advisory: Stephen's State Park

The day use area at Stephen's State Park is temporarily closed due to a emerald ash borer ash tree removal project.

We expect the area to be closed for the next few weeks. An update will be posted when the day use area reopens to park visitors.

Learn more about emerald ash borer:


4catmom 4catmom
July 19th

emerald ash borer nasty bug. Check your ash tress as they will kill every one of them.

Sacks cousin
July 19th

Doggone those Emerald Borers. They're small, but a huge pain in all our ashes!

I noticed the gates were closed when I went by a number of times and was wondering why they were closed too, but didn't think to check. Thanks for providing both the question and the answer folks!

Phil D. Phil D.
July 20th

The damage to the ash trees in the Catskills is really bad. The DEC and DEP have had to take down tens of thousands of trees so far, and many more are dying.

Rob Durana Rob Durana
July 21st

Any idea when the park will reopen? I really miss running there and it’s now been months of it being closed.

1 week ago

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