Named for the great 19th-century author who spent summers in the area, Mark Twain State Park is the home of one of the most scenic and challenging 18-hole courses in the area. Soaring Eagles Golf Course has a unique 18-hole design with only two parallel holes. The excellent conditions for this course were created thousands of years ago by a retreating glacier which laid down hundreds of feet of sand, gravel and silt. Buried ice blocks slowly melted, leaving water-filled depressions or “kettle ponds” on the course.
The park is open for archery hunting in season.
Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Proof of rabies inoculation.
Hours of Operation
Open: April to November.
Hours of Operation (Golf):
April 1 – May 1: 8:00 A.M. to ½ Hour before Sunset
May 2 – Oct 1: 7:00 A.M. to ½ Hour before Sunset
Oct 2 – Nov 9: 8:00 A.M. to ½ Hour before Sunset
Fees & Rates
Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.
The Empire Pass — whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 — is your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Apply online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.
18 Hole Regular Weekday $23
18 Hole Regular Weekend $27
18 Hole Senior/Junior Weekday $16
9 Hole Regular Weekday $15
9 Hole Regular Weekday $16
9 Hole Senior/Junior Weekday $11
Links Card: Buy 8 Rounds, get 2 Free
Peddling Fee: Special Events
Full Fee Golfer $950
Senior Golfer: $700
Junior Golfer: $375
Twilight Fee: One Hour before Sundown $7
Deer hunting, bow only, and small game hunting is permitted in season. Please reference the NYS DEC Hunting and Trapping Guide for current dates and rules.
2015-16 Hunting Season for Finger Lakes State Parks & Historic Sites
Small game hunting is not allowed during any deer season at Mark Twain State Park.
*A special park hunting permit (limited quantities) is required for hunting at Mark Twain State Park. Please contact the park directly at: (607) 739-0034
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.