Otsego County Parks and Recreation

Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve Prohibited Activities

Use the preserve at your own risk

The following activities are prohibited on the property outside of County-sponsored activities/events:

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet
  • Campfires
  • Disturb or destroy any property or wildlife
  • Enter any area marked "No Trespassing"
  • Enter the property at any location other than the main entrance or outside of posted hours
  • Fireworks or any device that may cause a fire
  • Hunting or Fishing
  • Glass Containers
  • Ice Skating on lakes
  • Littering - please use LEAVE NO TRACE PRINCIPLE (Take out what you bring in)
  • Park any vehicle in a place other than a designated parking area
  • Possess any firearm including bow and arrows, sling shots, bb/air guns, paint guns or any type of animal trap
  • Remove any type of plant or vegetation from the property
  • Remove artifacts or other items
  • Ride a bike or horse on any trail that is not designated for the use
  • Smoking
  • Sound amplifying devices
  • Swimming, bathing or wading in the lakes

Please note that cell phone coverage is generally available except at lower elevations near the lake


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