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Verona Beach State Park

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Verona Beach State Park

Due to a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB), the beach is closed for swimming until the water quality improves.

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

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Pet Policy

A maximum of two pets are allowed in campsites and day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).

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. Our 13 miles of hiking trails are open year round. 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.

Pavilion Information
Verona Beach has 5 pavilions and a Community Room. Click 'Fees and Rates' on the righthand side for more information. Click on the Virtual Tour tab at the top right corner of the page to view photos of our reservable pavilions. Call the Park Office for further pavilion details and their location in proximity to amenities. Check with ReserveAmerica to view availability and book your event. 

Current Water Quality - Beach Results

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in campsites and day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).

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 from dawn until dusk. 
  • 2024 Swimming Hours of Operation:
    Open 5/25, 5/26, 5/27, 6/1, 6/2, 6/8, 6/9
    Open seven days a week from 6/15/2024-9/2/2024
  • 2024 Camping Season: May 31st-October 20th
    47 total sites, 11 waterfront, all are electric
    6 person maximum per site
    Each site allows for 2 tents OR 1 hard wheeled camping unit and 1 tent
    Campsites may be reserved 9 months in advance
    To reserve, contact Reserve America at 1-800-456-2267
  • 2024 Shelter Season: May 17th- October 14th
    Call our park for specific details about each shelter
    Shelters may be reserved 11 months in advance
    • Community Room, capacity 94
    • Large Shelter, capacity 300
    • South Shelter, capacity 150
    • Shelter A, capacity 50
    • Shelter B, capacity 50
    • Shelter C, capacity 50
    To reserve, contact Reserve America at 1-800-456-2267
  • Park Office Hours: Open 8am-7:30pm in season. Off season hours vary, call the park for details.
    Hunting: Eastern portion of the park, by permit, and in season only.
    Boating: Boat launch for non-motorized boats only. Trailers are not permitted. 

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.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • From 8am-6pm in season
    Cars: $7.00
    Bus Fee: $35

  • Campsites
  • Campsite prices range from $18-$43 per night. 
    See the price breakdown below:
    $18 base rate fee each night.
    $7 (30 amp) electric fee each night.
    $9 (50 amp) electric fee each night.
    $4 Weekend/Holiday fee each night.
    $5 non-resident patron fee each night.
    $7.25 ReserveAmerica Reservation one-time fee.
    $1.25 ReserveAmerica walk-in one-time fee.


  • Shelter Rentals - $7.25 Reservation Fee
  • Large Shelter (capacity 300)
       - Weekdays:  $100
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $200
    South Shelter (capacity 150)
       - Weekdays:  $75
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $150
    Community Room (capacity 94)
       - Weekdays:  $150 
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $300
    Shelters A, B, & C (capacity 50)
       - Weekdays:  $50
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $100

    *For shelter reservations, call ReserveAmerica: 800-456-2267. 

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.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Biking
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Campsites, Cabins & Lodging
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Fishing
  • Food
  • Hiking
  • Hunting * See "Attachments" for more information.
  • Ice Fishing
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing
  • Swimming Beach * Splash Pad