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William H. Parks Family Center for Environmental and Outdoor Education at Raquette Lake
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As a benefit to SUNY Cortland graduates, alumni can gather at the William H. Parks Family Center for Environmental and Outdoor Education at Raquette Lake for activities and to experience the great outdoors. There are several events during the year that are open to alumni and their families.

Book mark this page to get routine updates about the programs and alumni benefits.

Alumni who have been to Raquette Lake and would like to share their story or photos should send an email to alumni@cortland.edu. Please include the subject line of "The Raquette Lake Experience" and we will share on our website and social media channels.

Alumni Lean-to Use

Two Adirondack lean-tos were added last summer to Camp Marion on Long Point, Raquette Lake that are now available for alumni to reserve and use at no cost. The rustic cedar lean-tos are closed on three sides and open to a fireplace in front. One faces Raquette Lake just outside the mouth of the Marion River, and the other is tucked into a stand of hemlocks farther up the hill. Each lean-to can accommodate up to eight people. There are also a large group fire circle and outhouse set in the open meadow, as well as room for additional tents.
 
Advance reservations are required by contacting the CEOE office at 607-753-5488 or outdoor.edinfo@cortland.edu. Since the camp is only accessible by water, you must make your own arrangements for transportation. It is a two-mile paddle from Antlers to Camp Marion and canoes are available at Antlers for rent on a daily basis. Use of the Camp Huntington facilities is not included. If you have any questions about access or the camp, please contact the office.