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, biking, hiking, picnicking, and camping. Winter snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and ice fishing are very popular. Park facilities include two sandy beaches. Boat rentals include 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 four 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, 5 picnic areas, 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.
Fair Haven Beach has three pavilions. Prices range from $50 to $150 and can accommodate 48 to 145 people. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com
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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).
Shelters/Pavilions: Available April/May - October/November
Reservations made through Reserve America
*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 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.
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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