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Fair Haven Beach State Park

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

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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).

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.

Pavilion Information
Fair Haven Beach has three pavilions. Prices range from $50 to $150 and can accommodate 48 to 145 people. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com

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
    Reservations made through Reserve America
    *Contact park for special requests

  • 2024 Swimming Season:
    5/25 - 6/9: Weekends and holidays
    11am - 7pm

    6/15 - 9/2: Daily**
    11am - 7pm
  • Boat Launch: Open year round
  • Boat Rentals: 5/17 - 10/14
    9am - 5pm
    Reservations made through Fair Haven Beach 
    *Contact park
  • Waterfowl hunting is permitted in season in designated areas.
  • 2024 Camping Season:
    Campsites: 5/17/2024 - 10/14/2024
    Cabins: 5/17/2024 - 10/14/2024
    Cottages: 5/17/2024 - 10/14/2024

    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 http://www.newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com

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
  • $9 per vehicle
    Non-commercial bus: $35
    Commercial bus: $75
    Seasonal bus permits: $75 (contact park office)

    Collected:
    4/1 - 10/31 - Daily (All Day)
  • Boat Rentals
  • Canoes/Kayaks/Paddle Boards
    $10 per hour 
    $40 per day 
    $160 per week
  • Camping
  • Camping:
    $18-$28/night
    *Additional $5/night for out-of-state patrons

    Cabins:
    Daily: daily rate is 1/4 the weekly charge
    Weekly: $322-$644

    Additional $7/night for non-NYS residents
    Additional $28/week for non-NYS residents

    Cottages:
    Taft/Young/Springbrook
    $500 per week, non-peak season
    $800 per week, peak season

    Bay View
    $600 per week, non-peak season
    $600 per week, peak season
  • Peddling Permit
  • $400
  • Shelter/Pavilions
  • Sabin Hall: $150 
    Bay Shelter: $100
    Beach Shelter: $50
  • Firewood
  • $15 per row
  • Park Office Store
  • Prices range from $5-$50
    T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Jackets, Hats, Books, Playing Cards, Mugs

Additional Documents

Maps

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 Hunting 


Bow/Crossbow Hunting is permitted in designated areas ONLY
Hunters must register in advance.
2024 Registration starts on Saturday, September 21st at 9:00 a.m.
For more information please contact the park office at 315-947-5205 or by email FairHavenBeachSP@parks.ny.gov

Waterfowl Hunting

Last Season ONLY:  Duck and Canada Geese Hunting is allowed only at the Federal Pier Area and Juniper Pond. Brant and Snow Geese Hunting is allowed at Sterling Creek and Juniper Pond.

For more information please contact the park office at 315-947-5205 or by email FairHavenBeachSP@parks.ny.gov

Mon 08 Apr
Total Solar Eclipse
Monday, April 8, 2024 12:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Fair Haven Beach State Park

12-2 Sabin Hall Talks: Dr. Nordgren will present, See the Sun and Moon Align with You: See the spectacle that has terrified and inspired humans for millennia and is just as awe inspiring today. Josh Teeter will share why State Parks is celebrating, an overview of the last 100 years and how you can join the celebration!
12-2 Bay Shelter Activities: Join Sciencenter staff to explore why eclipses happen, investigate the future of lunar exploration, create a pocket-sized solar system, and more with hands-on space activities!
2:00pm (first contact) through totality will be hosted by Dr. Tyler Nordgren.
2:30-Totality Roving Activities: Make your own pinhole eclipse viewer, catalog the changing shadows, and more with roving activities with the Sciencenter.
End Totality - 4:30 Bay Shelter Activities resume and Facilitated Discussion: The Sciencenter team will offer a combination of written reflection prompts to create a community art observation/reflection project as well as a conversation with Dr. Nordgren and Sciencenter about the eclipse experience.
Fair Haven Beach staff will be selling refreshments, snacks, souvenirs, etc. at the Beach Shelter. Please dress overly warm for the weather. Fair Haven Beach State Park can be colder and windier that the surrounding area. Make sure to have plenty of water, food, and snacks for before AND after the eclipse.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Biking
  • Boat Launches
  • Boat Rentals
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Campsites, Cabins & Lodging (Accessible)
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing Fields
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Swimming Beach (Accessible)