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Seneca Lake State Park

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1 Lakefront Drive
Geneva, NY 14456
Latitude 42.875587
Longitude -76.963539

Seneca Lake State Park overlooks blue water, creating a relaxing experience for swimmers and picnickers. Children will be especially delighted with our Sprayground and Playground facilities. The Sprayground is the first of its kind built in the New York State Parks system with over 100 water jets that spontaneously spray water. Neighboring the Sprayground is one of three playgrounds with equipment for children ages 2-12. This park also offers 2 excellent marinas, with a total of 132 electric slips and 84 non-electric slips. Transient slips available at both marinas. There is no camping permitted in Seneca Lake State Park.

Pavilion Information
Seneca Lake has six pavilions/tents. Prices range from $75 to $200 and can accommodate 50 to 161 people. Check availability at

Pavilion Reservation Information

Current Water Quality - Beach Results

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in 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 open year-round, dawn to dusk.
    Vehicle entry fee collected from mid-May to mid-October:
    5/8 - 6/6 from 10am to 6pm- Weekends and Holidays
    6/12 - 9/6 from 10am to 6pm- Daily
    9/11 - 10/11 from 10am to 6pm- Weekends and Holidays

    Restrooms available from May to October.
  • Sprayground (weather permitting):

    5/29/2021 – 6/6/2021: 11am – 6pm Weekends & Holidays

    6/12/2021 – 9/6/2021: 11am – 6pm Daily (Open Friday - Monday beginning Aug. 19)

    Dates and hours are subject to change. Visitors are strongly encouraged to contact the park office before your visit to confirm swimming & the sprayground are open.
  • Marina: Open 4/1 to 10/25 daily
                     - a boat launching site
                     - hot showers
                     - flush toilets
                     - Marine sewage pump out
  • Boat Launch: Open year-round *boat launch day use is done through Seneca Lake Resorts' pay station*

    Transient Slips: 4/1 - 10/25
    Seasonal Slips: 4/1 - 10/25 (Half season starts July 15th)

    Canoe/Kayak Rack Rental: 4/1 -11/30

    Kayak Rack: 4/1 - 11/30

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 Fees
  • Cars: $8
    Non-Commercial Bus: $35
    Commercial Bus: $75
    Seasonal Bus Pass: $75

    5/8 - 6/6: 10 AM - 6 PM, weekends & holidays
    6/12 - 9/6: 10 AM - 6 PM, daily
    9/11 - 10/11: 10 AM - 6 PM, weekends & holidays

    *boat launch day use is done through Seneca Lake Resorts' pay station*
  • Peddling Permit
  • $400
  • Seasonal & Transient Slips
  • Please contact SamSen, LLC for marina reservations and fees. - (315) 651-4949
  • Seasonal Slips
  • Please contact SamSen, LLC for marina reservations and fees. - (315) 651-4949

Waterfowl hunting is permitted during the late season only. Please reference the NYS DEC Hunting and Trapping Guide for current dates and rules.

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. No trapping is allowed.

For additional information, please contact Seneca Lake State Park at: (315) 789-2331

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Biking
  • Boat Launches
  • Dockage
  • Fishing
  • Food
  • Grills
  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Marina
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing Fields
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing
  • Swimming Beach