Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Bonavista State Park

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7194 County Road 132
Ovid, NY 14521
Latitude 42.675896
Longitude -76.863625

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Pet Policy

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Proof of rabies inoculation.

Nestled above the shore overlooking Seneca Lake, this park derived its name from the amazing lake view visible from the golf course. The 9-hole course can be played twice from different tees for an 18-hole round. There is also an attractive clubhouse/ restaurant. The park has shaded picnic areas and food is available at the snack bar. Bow hunting is allowed in season, call for details.

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Proof of rabies inoculation.

Hours of Operation

  • Open from April to November. Dawn to dusk.

Hunting Schedule

Deer hunting (archery only) is permitted in season. Reference the NYS DEC Hunting & Trapping Guide for current dates and rules for archery hunting.

Note: At Bonavista State Golf Course, deer hunting will be limited to one hunter per zone by first come, first serve basis each day. Hunters must sign in and out daily at the maintenance barn and indicate their zone. Harvests must be recorded. No reservations can be made.

Deer Hunting Map

Bonavista Hunting Rules & Regulations

Mandatory Permit Change -Effective Immediately

Due to recent New York State Parks Statewide hunting regulation modifications, hunters will now be required to obtain a mandatory New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Annual Hunting Permit. This permit will be available only at the Sampson State Park Office during regular office hours. Hunters will only be allowed to hunt at Bonavista after being issued a hunter permit.

You will be allowed to sign in and hunt one time because of the new regulation. After the one time grace period you will be required to obtain your hunting permit from the Sampson State Park Office and only from the State Park Office. No online or other versions will be considered valid. You must carry this permit with you at all times while hunting on Bonavista State Park property.

Safety zones and restricted areas are posted to ensure the safety of other park patrons and regional personnel. Signs will be posted at all parks during hunting season to notify patrons of this activity. Handguns will not be permitted in any of the parks. No trapping is allowed.

For additional information, please contact Sampson State Park at: (315) 585-6392

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing