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Lake Tiorati Beach - Harriman State Park

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ATTENTION: The following roads will be closed for the winter and re-opened no later than April 1, 2020.
-Exit 16 from the PIP (Tiorati Brook Rd and Lake Welch Drive)
-Arden Valley Rd
-Rt 106 from Rt 17 to Kanawauke Circle

A few things to note:
-Seven Lakes Drive will remain open through the winter.
-Kanawauke Picnic Area is still accessible from the Kanawauke Circle for parking.
-A portion of Lake Welch Drive is still open from Seven Lakes Dr to St Johns Rd.
-Elk Pen Hikers Lot is still accessible off of Rt 17.

If you access the park via the Palisades Parkway, you can use Exit 15 (Rt 106) and Exit 18 (Seven Lakes Dr) during this time.

2300 Seven Lakes Drive
Southfields, NY 10975
Latitude 41.263588832499998
Longitude -74.085191616299994

Lake Tiorati was formed by clearing swampland in Harriman State Park and constructing a concrete dam to make two ponds into one large lake. Surrounded by meadows and rolling, wooded hills, the park offers excellent swimming, fishing, boating and picnicking. In winter, if conditions allow, the lake is used for ice fishing. The pioneer campsites near the lake may be used by bonafide groups.

Scout camping is available.

Biking - Helmets required.

Fishing - NYS fishing license required.

Launch Site - Boat permit and key required.

Group camping is available.


Current Water Quality - Beach Results



Dogs only, must be on a leash not more than 6 feet at all times. Not allowed in buildings or beach/bathing areas. Must display rabies tag. Not permitted in the following areas of Harriman State Park: Beaver Pond Campground, Welch Beach, Sebago Cabins.

Mailing Address
Palisades Interstate Park CommissionBear Mountain, NY 10911

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round - dawn to dusk, seven days a week.

    Office Hours – 8:00AM to 4:00PM, seven days a week.

    *Please note, buses are no longer accepted at this facility.

  • 2019 Swimming Season

    5/25/19 – 6/9/19
    10:00am-5:45pm, Weekends and Holidays only

    6/15/19 – 8/18/19
    10:00am-5:45pm, Weekdays
    11:00am-6:45pm, Weekends and Holidays

    8/24/19 – 9/2/19
    11:00am-6:45pm, Weekends and Holidays only

  • Ice Skating available in season
  • Pioneer Camping season: 4/19/19 - 10/14/19
    Boating season: April 1 - Nov. 30

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
  • $10/car parking fee (cash only) applied on following dates:

    5/25 – 6/9, 7:00am-4:00pm, weekends and holidays, only
    6/15 – 8/18, 8:00am-4:00pm, weekdays, 7:00am-4:00pm, weekends and holidays
    8/24 – 9/2, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM, weekends and holidays, only

  • Boating
  • PIPC Permit - $30
    Sterling Forest Boat Permit - $15
    Tiorati/Welch Key - $15
    Island Pond Key - $15

    Cash only

  • Pioneer Camping
  • Tiorati Plateau - $15/site/night
    Cedar Pond - $37.50/site/night

    Cash only.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Food
  • Grills
  • Group Camping * Organizations only (i.e. Churches, Schools, Scout troops). Please call (845) 429-8257 for reservations.
  • Picnic Tables
  • Showers
  • Swimming Beach
  • Activities
  • Fishing (Accessible)
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Ice Skating