Lakeside Beach State Park offers an outstanding panoramic view of Lake Ontario and surrounding farms and fruit orchards. No swimming is allowed, but 274 campsites, four miles of hiking and biking trails, fishing along the lake front, picnic grounds, a disc golf course and playing fields bring thousands to the park. Winter activities include hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
New for Summer 2010: Lakeside Beach State Park now has a 18-hole disc golf course dubbed the Shore Winds Disc Golf Course. This well-designed course is both challenging while providing one of the most scenic views of any disc golf course in the United States.
Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Proof of rabies inoculation. 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.
*Out of state resident fee for camping, per night: $5
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 Lakeside Beach State Park:
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Ask a Naturalist!
Q: What can you tell me about the shoreline of Lake Ontario?
A: The shoreline provides a rich, active habitat for fish and wildlife, helps filter storm water runoff before it enters the water, and provides structural integrity to the water's edge. Shoreline erosion is a natural process caused by a number of factors such as storms, wave action, ice, wind, runoff, and loss of vegetation.
Q: What types of fish could I catch when fishing in Lake Ontario?
A: When fishing in Lake Ontario, you could catch lake trout, lake whitefish, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, Coho salmon, burbot, Chinook salmon, brown trout, rainbow trout, walleye, Atlantic salmon, alewife, of rainbow smelt.
Q: How far is it from one side of the lake to the other side?
A: Lake Ontario at its widest is 53 miles wide - from Lakeside Beach State Park to the other side is less than that.
Did You Know?
- DID YOU KNOW? The Lake Ontario State Parkway was originally opened as a route linking Hamlin Beach State Park to NY 261 in the early 1950s. In the 1970s, the section between Lakeside Beach and Hamlin Beach State Parks was completed. The Parkway now begins in Rochester suburbs and ends at Lakeside Beach State Park.
- DID YOU KNOW? In Huron language, "Ontario" means "Lake of Shining Waters."
- DID YOU KNOW? Lake Ontario is the only Great Lake that does not share a shoreline with the state of Michigan.
Waterfowl Hunting Only (During established seasonal periods)
Hunting area on map is located along the shoreline west of the picnic area. This is along the shoreline only shooting over Lake Ontario. Vehicles must park in picnic parking lot only, not on park service roads. Must have current and proper hunting license. No permanent or temporary blinds allowed. No Permit Required.