Starting in the 2017 boating season, the Island Pond key will only be sold from the second weekend in March to April 1st
Please be advised that the seasonal road closures are now in effect. The following roads are now closed: Exit 16 (Lake Welch Drive, Tiorati Brook Rd), Arden Valley Rd, and Rt 106 from Rt 17 to the Kanawauke Traffic Circle. They will be re-opened on April 1st.
Lake Welch Beach State Park's man-made Lake Welch, with its half-mile-long sandy beach in the wooded hills of the Ramapo Mountains, is the largest beach in Harriman State Park. Originally a small body of water with farmland around the edges, Lake Welch became the large lake that it is today when a dam was completed in 1942. The park offers cool breezes, swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and camping in adjacent Beaver Pond Campground. Winter activities include ice fishing and snowmobiling.
Please note that alcohol is not permitted at this site.
Current Water Quality - Beach Results
No Pets permitted.
10/11/16 – 4/21/17
Open: 8:00am to 4:00pm, M-F only
Closed: Weekends and Holidays
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 Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is 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. Apply online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.
5/28 - 6/19: Weekends & holidays only
6/20 - 9/5: Daily
$10/car parking fee (cash only) applied on following dates from:
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekdays
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM weekends/holidays