Golden Hill State Park was acquired by New York State in 1962. The Thirty Mile Lighthouse, decommissioned by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1958, is part of the park and is available for rental year-round. This landmark has a rich history which can be enjoyed by visitors of the park, through the Friends of Thirty Mile Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse originally provided keepers and assistant keepers family quarters. Golden Hill State Park offers camping, fishing, boating, shoreline hiking, picnicking, nature walks and walking tours of the lighthouse site. Summer events at the park are numerous. Winter activities are also available, including snowshoeing and five miles of snowmobile trails that run through the park.
At the Lighthouse Cottage, renters are provided with a private picnic area with a barbecue grill and picnic table. This vacation rental offers a private entrance, kitchen with refrigerator, electric stove, microwave, coffee maker, cooking utensils, silverware and dishes, living room with electric fireplace, couch, two chairs and a writing desk, full bath with an old fashioned bathtub, three bedrooms with queen size beds and pillows and a view of Lake Ontario that is stunning. Please bring your own linens and bath towels.
New! Yurts are now available for reservations
Yurts are wood lattice framed structures with heavy duty re-enforced fabric sides and insulated liners. They have windows, a domed roof and wood floors. State Park yurts include six cots and mattresses as well as a refrigerator and a microwave. Visit Reserve America to book your stay.
Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in buildings or on improved walkways and boardwalks. For campers, if your site allows pets, there is a two-pet maximum.
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.
$83.75 per day / $335 weekly (NYS Residents)
$90.00 per day / $360 weekly (Non-NYS Residents)
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.
Project/Event Description: Lighthouse beautification; Flower bed repairing timbers, adding dirt and mulch, trimming bushes, minor painting
Meeting Location: All volunteers are asked to meet 9:45am at the Lighthouse - in the campground area of the park. We will get into work groups w supplies and leave from that point at 10am. All ages welcome
Project/Event Description: Drake House; Continued clean up at the site on the end of Countyline Rd. Cutting/ raking and hauling brush.
Meeting Location: Lighthouse lawn at 9:45am All ages welcome
Project/Event Description: Shore clean-up at Boat Launch Marina; Garbage pick up along the beach- brush cutting and pavilion shelter cleaning.
Meeting Location: Lighthouse lawn 9:45am. Appropriate for 13 and up