Fair Haven Beach Trails - OPEN year round
Fair Haven Beach State Park is located in upstate New York on the eastern portion of the Lake Ontario shoreline. It has one of the finest public lakefronts in upstate New York, with towering shoreline bluffs, sandy beaches and adjoining hilly woodlands. The park features 1500 feet of beautiful sand beach including 600 feet of guarded swim area. Inland, Sterling Pond and Creek are centrally located amongst the geological transition between woods and water.
Campgrounds and cabin areas are nestled within the gently rolling woodlands. Fishing and boating opportunities are plentiful in Lake Ontario and the adjoining Little Sodus Bay. Visitors here also enjoy swimming and diving boards, biking, hiking, picnicking, and camping. Winter snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and ice fishing are very popular. Park facilities include two sandy beaches separated by a diving channel with two boards. Boat rentals include row boats, paddle boats, canoes and kayaks which are only for use on the inland Sterling Pond waterway.
Three separate campgrounds and a 30 unit cabin colony each contain a centralized restroom with showers. Two additional cabins and three cottages make up the self contained units available for reservation. Campgrounds consist of 46 electric sites and 138 non-electric sites. A ball field, hiking trail, camp store, concession, 5 picnic areas, 2 family picnic tent rentals and 2 shelters (one heated) are also offered as an attraction to patrons. With fantastic scenic views and an 18 hole golf course this makes for a unique and accommodating destination.
Current Water Quality - Beach Results
Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Proof of rabies inoculation, accepted by certificate only, tags not accepted. Pets are not allowed in bathing areas. For campers, if your site allows pets, there is a two-pet maximum.
Shelters/Pavilions: Available April/May - October/November
*Contact park for special requests
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 Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is 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. Apply online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.
Bay Shelter - Enclosed: $100
Saban Hall - Enclosed: $150
Lakeview - non electric: $20
Party tent, 20 X 30, with sides by request only: $75
Party tent, 20 X 20, no sides: $60
Beach Shelter: $50
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.
Deer (archery only) and waterfowl hunting is permitted in season in designated areas. Please reference the NYS DEC Hunting & Trapping Guide for current dates and rules.
Federal Pier at Fair Haven Beach is open for late waterfowl season only.
*Note: A separate park hunting permit is required at Fair Haven Beach. Contact the park office for details. Permit reservations will be taken starting September 26, 2015 at 8:00am.
Safety zones and restricted areas are posted to ensure the safety of other park patrons and regional personnel. Signs will be posted at all parks during hunting season to notify patrons of this activity. Handguns will not be permitted in any of the parks. No trapping is allowed.
For additional information, please contact Fair Haven Beach State Park: (315) 947-5205