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Verona Beach State Park

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Address
6541 Lakeshore Road South
Route 13
Verona Beach, NY 13162
Latitude 43.176266
Longitude -75.728050

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Verona Beach State Park, located on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake, is a picnicker's and camper's delight. Shaded picnic areas and the campground are adjacent to the beach with an excellent view of the water. The lake, Black Creek, cattail marshes, and bottomland hardwood swamps give Verona Beach one of the most diverse aquatic habitats in the Central Region, and well worth a hike on the "Woods and Wetland" nature trail. The winter season hosts snowmobilers, cross-country skiers and ice fishermen. The eastern portion of the park is open for hunting deer, small game, and waterfowl, in season.

Hunting - DEC Permit Only



Current Water Quality - Beach Results

Household pets only, caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet.  Not allowed in bathing areas. Current rabies certificate is required.

Mailing Address
Verona Beach State Park
P.O. Box 245Verona Beach, NY 13162

Hours of Operation

  • Day use area and trails are open year-round
  • 2016 Beach/Swimming Season: 
    5/28/16 - 6/18/16 weekends and holidays  11am - 7pm
    6/19/16 - 9/5/16, daily. 11am-7pm

  • Boating:  Please note that direct access to a lake is available for launching personal non-motorized boats. Trailers are not permitted.
  • 2016 Camping Season: 5/13/16- 10/9/16
    47 Campsites, maximum 6 people per site.
    11 waterfront, 12 electric, and 24 basic sites

    Each site allows for either 2 tents OR 1 hard wheeled camping equipment and 1 tent.
    Generator Hours:  9:00 am - 11:00 am and 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Reserve through ReserveAmerica 800-456-2267
  • Park Office Hours: 
    4/1/16 - 5/12/16, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    5/13/16 - 10/9/16, Everyday , 8:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.
  • Hunting:¬†¬†Eastern portion of the park only, in season.
  • Shelter Rentals:
    Available for reservation mid-May to Columbus Day, 9 a.m. to sunset. Call the park to reserve.

    Large Shelter, capacity 300
    South Shelter, capacity 150
    Shelter A, capacity 50
    Shelter B, capacity 50
    Shelter C, capacity 50

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.

 

  • Campsites
  • $18-$30/night

    Additional $5/night for out-of-state patrons
  • Shelter/Tent Rentals
  • Large Shelter (capacity 300)
       - Weekdays:  $100
       - Weekends/Weekends:  $200
    South Shelter (capacity 150)
       - Weekdays:  $75
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $100
    Community Room (capacity 94)
       - Weekdays:  $75 
       - Weekends:  $150
    Shelters A, B, & C (capacity 50 ea.)
       - weekdays:  $40
       - weekends:  $75

    *For shelter reservations, contact the park office. 
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • $7.00 from 9 am to 6 pm 
    Swimming/Beach use included in fee

Maps

Digital Maps

New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.

Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

Sat 30 Jul
Kayak Lesson
Saturday, July 30, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Verona Beach State Park
(315) 762-4463

Learn the basics of kayak paddling, safety and skills in a beautiful natural setting with an American Canoe Association certified instructor. This course is a great introduction for beginning kayakers. Learn on and off the water etiquette, practice Leave no Trace principals and get out on the water to go over the fundamentals of kayaking!

  • Pre-Registration is required; call or visit the park office.
  • Kayaks available; ask the park office if you would like to use your own.
  • Visit the ACA website to learn about the prerequisites for the course.
Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Bridle Path
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Campsites
  • Dumping Stations
  • Food
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions (Accessible)
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach
  • Tent/Trailer Sites (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Snowmobiling
  • X-Country Skiing