Hamlin Beach State Park's clear water, sandy beaches and 264 tent and trailer campsites bring thousands of visitors to the park each year. The Yanty Creek Marsh area at the east end of the park has a mile long self-guided trail. In addition, there are 6 miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as snowmobile and cross-country skiing. Visitors can launch car-top boats, fish for salmon and trout and enjoy the picnic facilities.
Hamlin Beach Tent and Trailer Campsite 2023 Information and Rules
Read more about the CCC-Camp Restoration Project and Self-Guided Tour.
Hamlin Beach has five pavilions. Prices range from $50 to $100 and can accommodate 96 to 200 people. Check availability and make reservations at ReserveAmerica.com or 1-800-456-2267
Current Water Quality - Beach Results
Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in campsites (must have the current rabies certificate) 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). NO pest allowed in the D, E and F Loops (sites 138-264).
2023 Camping Season: 5/19 - 10/8
Currently open for reservations only. No Walk Ins, Same day reservations can be made with Reserve America Only before 3pm. Only Two vehicles allowed per campsite. New reservations are currently being accepted for camping
2023 Swimming Beach Hours
Swimming is only allowed when lifeguards are on duty at the guarded beach area. The tentative swimming
beach schedule is mid-June to Labor Day. Subject to change.
Shelters: We will be accepting new reservations 11 months in advance of reservation date. Reservations can be made on ReserveAmerica.com or by calling 1-800-456-2267. Our shelters are only available to rent from the middle of May to Columbus Day. For information, call 585-964-2462.
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.
PETS: 2 Pets ONLY allowed in "A" "B" and "C" LOOPS ONLY. They must be on a leash (max. 6ft. long) and have a current rabies certificate. Pets are not allowed in the restrooms, buildings, on the beach or past "C" Loop.
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 Hamlin Beach State Park:
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Q: Are there any rare species in Hamlin Beach State Park?
A: Hamlin Beach State Park holds a rare erosional bluff ecological community, which is one of only three in New York State. Erosional bluffs are the sandy, sparsely vegetated slopes facing Lake Ontario on the west end of the park. They support populations of beach grass, seaside goldenrod, and bayberry. In addition, Hamlin Beach State Park is a migration route for rare bird species like the least bittern. It is important to observe these species from a respectful distance in order to not further diminish their numbers.
Q: What kinds of birds can I see in Yanty Marsh?
A: Yanty Marsh supports many diverse bird species. Some of these include red-breasted merganser, least bittern, great blue heron, green heron, mute swan, killdeer, and spotted sandpiper.
Q: Can I climb on the bluffs?
A: Climbing on the erosional slope/bluff community leads to quicker erosion of the bluffs, trampling of the native vegetation, and may provide a means for the introduction of non-native plant species. Illegal climbing on the bluff endangers the ecological community as well as individual safety.
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