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Robert H. Treman State Park
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Lucifer Falls drops 115 feet into the Enfield Creek Gorge
Type State park
Location 105 Enfield Falls Road
Ithaca, New York
Nearest city Ithaca, New York
Area 1,110 acres (4.5 km2)
Created 1920 (1920)
Operated by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Visitors 210,543 (in 2014)
Open All year
Camp sites 72
Website Robert H. Treman State Park

Robert H. Treman State Park is a 1,110-acre (4.5 km2) state park located in Tompkins County, in the Finger Lakes region of New York in the United States. The park is situated in the towns of Ithaca, Enfield and Newfield.

History

Robert Henry Treman (1858-1937) first purchased land surrounding Enfield Falls in 1915, and worked to improve the property by planting over 1,000 trees. He and his wife, Laura Treman (Hosie) (1865-1944), donated the land to New York State in 1920 for the establishment of Enfield Glen State Park. The park was renamed in Robert H. Treman's honor following his death in 1937.

The Enfield Falls Mill and Miller's House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Park description

Robert H. Treman State Park is located along State Route 327, just west of state routes 13, 34, and 96. The park offers an outdoor swimming area at the base of a waterfall, picnic tables, playing fields, hiking and camping.

The park has numerous waterfalls along a 4.5-mile (7.2 km) round-trip hike. The hiking trails follow Enfield Creek, giving many views of the rock formations in the deep, narrow gorge known as Enfield Glen. A natural swimming pool is located at the easternmost waterfall, known as Lower Falls. Lucifer Falls, a 115-foot-tall (35 m), multi-tiered cascading waterfall, is a short hike from the western portion of the park. Views of Lucifer Falls can be found along the gorge trail, in addition to overlooks along the rim trail. The Finger Lakes Trail skirts the southern edge of the park.

Because of dangerous conditions created by snow and ice, most of the park's trails are inaccessible in the winter. Visitors can view Lower Falls year-round.

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