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Cayuga Lake State Park

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2678 Lower Lake Road
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Latitude 42.896088
Longitude -76.753365

Cayuga Lake State Park's terrain is flat at lakeshore, where the beach and sun lawns are, then slopes gently uphill to campsites and cabins. The scenic highlight of the park is its expansive view of Cayuga Lake. In the shallow water near the park, largemouth bass, bullheads and carp thrive. In deeper water, anglers can catch northern pike, small mouth bass, lake trout, landlocked salmon and many other varieties of fish. The park has a boat launch, playground, playing field.

Pavilion Information
Cayuga Lake has four pavilions. Prices range from $50 to $125 and can accommodate 36 to 127 people. Check availability at

Pavilion Reservation Information

Pavilion Reservation Application

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).

Hours of Operation

  • Park grounds open from dusk to dawn
  • 2021 Swimming Season:
    6/19 - 8/13, daily 10am - 6pm

    *Each year the campground makes every effort to provide safe swimming opportunities by testing the water and by keeping the swimming areas staffed with lifeguards. Please be aware that if the safety of our swimmers is compromised, due to lack of lifeguard coverage or water quality issues, swimming will be prohibited and therefore cannot be a guaranteed activity. We apologize for this inconvenience as it may occur with little advance notice. Please call the park ahead of time to ensure the swimming area is open.
  • Boat Launch: 5/1- 10/31

  • Shelters/Pavilions: Available 5/3 - 10/25
  • 2021 Camping Season (Campsites, Cabins): 4/23- 10/31

    *Please note within the camping season time frame, some loops/sites may be open later or close earlier. For more information, please call the park or visit

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 Entry Fee
  • Cars: $7
    Non-Commercial Bus: $35
    Commercial Bus: $75 
    Seasonal Bus Permits: $75

    5/29 - 6/18, 9 AM - 6 PM, weekends & holidays
    6/19 - 9/6, 10 AM - 6 PM. daily
    9/7 - 10/11, 9 AM - 3 PM, weekends & holidays
  • Boat Launch
  • $7

    *Collected via automated pay station (accepts debit & credit cards).
  • Camping/Cabins
  • Camping:
    *Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents

    Per night: daily rate is 1/4 the weekly rate
    * Additional $7/night for non-NYS residents
    Per week: $238-$400
    *Additional $28/week for non-NYS residents

  • Peddling Fee
  • $400
  • Shelter Information & Rates
  • Upper Bathhouse/Lodge: $125.00
    Tompkins Shelter: $50.00
    Open (#2): $75.00
    Enclosed (#3): $75.00
    These rates are daily regardless of peak season.


Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

Small game (see schedule below for specifics) hunting is permitted in late season ONLY. Hunters must be in boats at all times. Please reference the NYS DEC Hunting & Trapping Guide for current dates and rules.

  • 2020-21 Hunting Schedule for Finger Lakes State Parks & Historic Sites
  • Duck & goose hunting at Cayuga Lake State Park is late season only. All hunters must be in boats at all times.

A valid New York State hunting license with the proper hunting stamps will serve as the regional hunting permit. Except where otherwise stated, this is the only permit necessary.

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.

For additional information, please contact Cayuga Lake State Park at: (315) 568-5163

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches (Accessible)
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Campsites, Cabins & Lodging (Accessible)
  • Fishing (Accessible)
  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing
  • Swimming Beach (Accessible)