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Council Rock Park

Entrance on the corner of River and Lake Streets Description Council Rock is situated at the corner of Lake and River Streets within the Village of Cooperstown. It is a 1.25 acre site on the west bank of the mouth of the Susquehanna River.   Stone steps lead from the street to the Lake.

Not only does the park offer a magnificent view of the lake, but it is also an important site in the history of Cooperstown [Council Rock and Clinton/Sullivan Expedition of August 9, 1779]. Its entrance is marked by two stone columns with Historical Markers and a large painted arrow which indicates true North. 

  • Scenic enjoyment (park benches may be provided)
  • Event observation (fireworks; canoe regatta; weddings, and others as permitted)
  • Premises shall be kept open and accessible for public use.

PROHIBITED By Deed Restriction:

  • Any trade, manufacturing or business of any description .
  • The sale of any beverages including alcoholic beverages.
  • Keeping or maintaining domestic animals.
  • Storing or keeping any boats or personal property.
  • Anchoring boats, constructing houses or storage.
  • Boat launching, private or public of any kind including canoes or any watercraft.
  • Securing any boat to the shore or anchoring off it.
  • Leasing to any person, firm or corporation.
  • Any use involving automobiles, trucks, motorcycles or motor vehicles of any kind.
  • Wharves, docks, piers, jetties or any other type of structures. Permits Use of the Park for any organized event (ie: Marriage Ceremony) requires a Permit from the Village of Cooperstown.
  • There is no permitted commercial use of this park

Permits:  Use of the Park for any organized event (ie: Marriage Ceremony) requires a Permit from the Village of Cooperstown. There is no permitted commercial use of this park.

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