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Lake Tiorati Beach - Harriman State Park

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2021 PIPC Boat Permits, Sterling Forest Permits, Island Pond Keys (MUST have a valid NYS fishing license with you at time of purchase) & Tiorati Welch Keys go on sale March 13th at the Tiorati Office

Seasonal Road Closures (Dec 1 – Apr 1): The following road closures are now in effect for the winter season.
  • Palisades Parkway, Exit 16 (Tiorati Brook Rd and Lake Welch Drive)
  • Arden Valley Rd (Please note: Elk Pens Hikers Lot is still accessible off Rt 17)
  • County Rt 106/Kanawauke Rd, from the Kanawauke Traffic Circle to Rt 17 ( Please note: Kanawauke Picnic Area is still accessible off the Kanawauke Traffic Circle, the road is closed after the parking lot)
  • Perkins Memorial Drive

Seven Lakes Drive Remains Open

Restrooms: Please be advised there is limited availability during the Fall and Winter. Restroom facilities and water fountains will reopen again in the Spring. The restroom available year round is located at the Silvermine Picnic Area.

All trail shelters are closed at this time. You can still pitch your tent within 300 ft of the shelters as per the regular guidelines.

Wildlife, Camping Alert: To reduce the risk of attracting black bears, campers should never leave food, coolers, or backpacks unattended, especially when sleeping. Food preparation and cooking should be undertaken away from where people sleep. When finished, all food should be secured and waste taken to proper receptacles. Bears have a very good sense of smell, so food and other items with a strong scent, like toothpaste and deodorant, should not be stored in tents. Should a bear approach you, make loud noises and slowly back away. Do not run. Never get between cubs and an adult bear. All bear encounters should be reported to the Park Police at (845) 786-2781. For more information on how to store you food and preventing bear conflicts see DEC's website on Reducing Human-Bear Conflicts

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. *2020 PIPC Boat Permits & 2020 Tiorati/ Welch Keys are SOLD OUT*

Group camping is available.


Current Water Quality - Beach Results


Pets: 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.

  • Swimming Hours
    6/13/20 - 6/21/20
    10:00am-5:45pm, Weekends only

    6/22/20 - 8/23/20
    10:00am-5:45pm, Weekdays
    11:00am-6:45pm, Weekends and Holidays

    8/24/20 - 9/7/20
    11:00am-6:45pm: Weekends and Holidays only
  • Pioneer Camping season: 4/17/20 - 10/12/20
    Boating season: April 1 - Nov. 30

  • Ice Skating available in season

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
  • $6/car parking fee (cash and credit accepted) applied on following dates:

    6/13 - 6/21, 7:00am-5:00pm, weekends only
    6/22 - 8/23, 8:00am-4:00pm, weekdays, 7:00am-5:00pm, weekends and holidays
    8/24 - 9/7, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, weekends and holidays, only

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

    Cash, check or credit card accepted

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

    Cash, check or credit card accepted.

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