Lake Erie Limited Off-Season Use
Due to a major utility upgrade project this fall/winter, No Restrooms will be available after Columbus Day (10/9/23). Additionally, public use areas will be very limited for safety and portions of the disc golf course are unavailable for safety.
Lake Erie State Park - No Camping or RVs admitted for Eclipse
Due to ongoing construction, there is NO camping for the Eclipse on April 8. For safety, the park is also unable to admit RVs at all, even for viewing. We are limited to 65 regular passenger vehicles for the event.
High bluffs overlooking Lake Erie provide a breathtaking view for the visitor to Lake Erie State Park. Lake Erie features a shoreline covering over three quarters of a mile bordering the shallowest of the Great Lakes. Whether camping in one of the 102 campsites or one of the 10 cabins offered at this park, the magnificent scenery will capture your attention. Day users can enjoy the picnic areas with shelters, playgrounds and hiking trails that are available to the cross-country skiers during the winter months. Lake Erie State Park is recognized as an excellent place for locating rare migratory birds following the lakes edge.
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).
2024 Camping & Cabins: Available 5/17 - 10/13
Cabin Weekly Rentals Only (Sat to Sat); 6/23 to 8/24
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.
Highlights of Lake Erie State Park:
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When you enter or leave Lake Erie:
Ask a Naturalist!
Q: Why do walleyes' eyes shine?
A: Walleye's eyes reflect light, making them easy to spot at night. This "eye shine" is the result of a layer in the eyes called the tapetum lucidum, which allows the fish to see well in low-light conditions. Some mammals, like housecats, also have a tapetum lucidum.
Q: How deep is Lake Erie?
A: Lake Erie has a maximum depth of 210 feet, which occurs on the eastern side of the lake. Lake Erie is actually the shallowest of the Great Lakes.
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