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Fair Haven Beach State Park

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Due to the recent flooding of Lake Ontario, the beach may not be open every day. Please call 315-947-5205 or check our Facebook page before you visit. For your safety, a decision as to whether the beach will be open will be posted by noon each day.

14985 State Park Road
Fair Haven, NY 13064
Latitude 43.329971
Longitude -76.697014

NEWS: 50% Off State Parks campsites and vehicle entrance fees at more than 30 State Parks along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River for visits during August through Columbus Day. Campsites only, minimum of two-night stay. Please note the camping discount will appear on payment screen and this promotion cannot be combined with any other discounts. Reserve online: or by phone: 1-800-456-CAMP

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, 1 family picnic tent rentals and 3 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.

Pavilion Reservation Information


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
P.O. Box 16Fair Haven, NY 13064

Hours of Operation

  • Shelters/Pavilions: Available April/May - October/November
    *Contact park for special requests

  • 2019 Camping Season:
    Campsites: 4/5/2019 - 10/13/2019
    Cabins: 3/29/2019 - 11/24/2019
    Cottages: 3/29/2019 - 11/24/2019

    Please note within the camping season time frame, some loops/sites may open later or close earlier. For more details, please call the park or visit
  • 2019 Swimming Season:
    June 8-9 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    June 15-28 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (beach opens full time)
    June 29-30 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    July 1-3 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    July 4-7 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    July 8-August 14
    11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Monday – Friday
    10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Saturday and Sunday

    August 15-Labor Day 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


  • Boat Launch: Open year round
    Transient Slips: 4/1/19- 10/14/19
  • Boat Rentals: 5/1/19 - 10/08/2019
  • Waterfowl hunting is permitted in season in designated areas.

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.

  • News
  • 50% Off State Parks campsites and vehicle entrance fees at more than 30 State Parks along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River for visits during August through Columbus Day. Campsites only, minimum of two-night stay. Please note the camping discount will appear on payment screen and this promotion cannot be combined with any other discounts. Reserve online: or by phone: 1-800-456-CAMP

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • $8 per vehicle
    Non-commercial bus: $35
    Commercial bus: $75
    Seasonal bus permits: $75

    4/1/19 - 10/31/19 - Daily (All Day)
  • Boat Rentals
  • Canoes/kayaks, per hour: $8
    Canoes/kayaks, per day: $32
  • Cabins
  • Daily: daily rate is 1/4 the weekly charge
    Weekly: $210-$616

    Additional $7/night for non-NYS residents
    Additional $28/week for non-NYS residents
  • Camping/Cottages
  • Camping:
    *Additional $5/night for out-of-state patrons

    Taft, per week, non-peak season: $500
    Taft, per week, peak season: $800
    Young, per week, non-peak season: $500
    Young, per week, peak season: $800
    Springbrook, per week, non-peak season: $500
    Springbrook, per week, peak season: $800
    Bay View, per week, non-peak season: $600
    Bay View, per week, peak season: $600
  • Peddling Permit
  • $400
  • Shelters/Pavilions
  • Bay Shelter - Enclosed: $100
    Saban Hall - Enclosed: $150
    Party tent, 20 X 30, no sides: $75
    Beach Shelter: $50

  • Transient Slips
  • Per night: $15
    With campsite rental: $12

Additional Documents


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.

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.

  • 2019-20 Hunting Season for Finger Lakes State Parks & Historic Sites
  • Note: Fair Haven Beach will not be open for early archery.
  • 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

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Boat Rentals
  • Cabins (Accessible)
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Camper Recreation
  • Campsites
  • Cottages
  • Dockage
  • Dumping Stations
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Grills
  • Marina
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions (Accessible)
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing Fields
  • Powerboats
  • Scenic Views
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach (Accessible)
  • Tent/Trailer Sites (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Recreation Programs
  • Sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • X-Country Skiing