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Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area
6103 Visitor Center Road
Mount Morris, NY 14510-9527
Phone: (585) 658-4790

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See the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

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Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area Visitor Center (585) 658-4790

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area is located approx. 1.7 miles south of Mount Morris and 11 miles north of Nunda on SR 408.
From the North: (Interstate 90) take 390S to exit 7 - Mount Morris/Letchworth, 5 miles south on Route 408. Turn onto Visitor Center Rd; continue for about 2 miles.
From the South: (Route 17, I-86) take 390N to exit 6 - Sonyea, 7 miles north on Route 36, then two miles south on Route 408. Turn onto Visitor Center Rd; continue for about 2 miles.

Lake History

Factoid: The US Army Corps of Engineers built the Mount Morris Dam in the late 1940s to reduce flooding on the lower Genesee River. Today, the dam continues to provide flood protection along 67 miles of the Genesee River Valley from the village of Mount Morris to downtown Rochester where the river enters Lake Ontario.

The US Army Corps of Engineers proudly promotes stewardship of public lands and waters. In fact, the 20 mile upstream section of the Genesee River is safe guarded by the Genesee River Protection Act of 1989, which allows the dam to hold back water only to prevent flooding. Typically, the Genesee flows freely through the dam without interference. However, when the dam is preventing flooding, the water backs up to fill Letchworth Canyon until it can be released at a rate that will not cause flooding downstream.

Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area is a day use park that offers a beautiful setting overlooking Letchworth Canyon, known as the "Grand Canyon of the East". Explore the Visitor Center to learn more about the dam or join us for a free ranger guided walking tour of the Mount Morris Dam. Spend time outside on the park grounds to enjoy captivating overlooks, picnic shelters, and a playground. This is a great place to hike, bike, or view wildlife. During the winter, explore the trails on snowshoes or cross country skis.

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3 Recreation areas at Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area

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 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Mount Morris Dam & Recreation Area       X     A G GS X   I W M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Mount Morris Dam Scenic Viewing Area             G       S M
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area William B. Hoyt II Visitor Center                    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
Camping
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
Fishing
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
Picnic
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
Swimming
BEBeach
PSwimming Pool
Trails
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails


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