Located along the upper Whirlpool Rapids, this popular state park allows travelers to get dangerously close to the roaring waters of the Niagara River. The highly oxygenated water that comes from these raging waves results in some of the best trout and salmon fishing around, too.
Scenic hiking trails, public picnic tables and easy access to the massive Niagara Gorge and nearby Devil’s Hole State Park make this the perfect stop for an afternoon of outdoor exploring. A public learning center explains the falls in a more in depth way and showcases the flora and fauna of this natural wonder located in upstate New York. Knowledgeable volunteers are eager to help travelers explore and can offer insight and understanding into the park, its trails and the nature that surrounds Whirlpool State Park.
Whirlpool State Park is located on the American side of the falls, just north of the town, near Lewiston. It is on the south side of Devil’s Hole State Park. The park is at its most picturesque during fall months when foliage is at its peak. Fishing is best during fall and winter.