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Southwick Beach State Park

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Due to high water the beach has limited access for walking.

Address
8119 Southwicks Place
Henderson, NY 13650
Latitude 43.764709
Longitude -76.196342

Southwick Beach State Park is spacious and popular, known for outstanding swimming and sunning on its long sandy beach. Campers and day-users enjoy picnicking, hiking and games on the playing fields. The park is adjacent to the Lakeview Wildlife Management Area, home to the environmentally-sensitive coastal sand dunes. Park nature, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails adjoin the wildlife management area and its trail system, which visitors are encouraged to use. During the winter, snowmobilers are permitted in the park. Deer hunting is allowed south of the park entrance in season.

 

Current Water Quality - Beach Results

 

Must have proof of current rabies vaccination - certificate inoculation or dated collar tag. Household pets only, caged or on a leash, not more than 6 feet. Not permitted in picnic or bathing areas. For campers, if your site allows pets, there is a two-pet maximum.

Hours of Operation

  • The park opens in early-May and operates through Columbus Day weekend.
  • 2017 Swimming Season: 6/24 - 9/4
  • 2017 Camping/Cabin Season: 5/12 - 10/8

Fees & Rates

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.

  • Beach
  • Day Use (Peak) $8
    After 4 PM $6

    Bus Use (Daily)
    Commercial $75
    Non Profit $35

  • Campsites
  • $18-$30/night

    *Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • $8 per vehicle
  • Vehicle Entry Fee
  • Day Use (Peak) $8
    After 4 PM $6
    Day Use (NonPeak) $7
    After 4 PM $5

    Bus Use (Daily)
    Commercial $75
    Non Profit $35

    Toll Booth Hours:
    Opening - 6/17: 7AM - 3PM
    6/18 -9/4: 7AM to 9PM
    9/5 - Close: 7AM to 3PM

Maps

Digital Maps

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.

Fri 04 Aug
Fragile Ecosystem Hike
Friday, August 4, 2017 07:00 PM
Southwick Beach State Park
(315) 846-5338

A 2 mile hike to explore the Lakeview forest, wetlands and dunes that present next to Southwick Beach State Park. Hikers will look at how each ecosystem is interrelated. We'll discuss how humans have impacted each system and how to minimize our impacts while camping. Youth will be able to look for items listed on our Mangy Moose Scavenger hunt while hiking!

Hikes depart from the trailhead kiosk next to the park registration booth. Hikers should wear close toe shoes, bring bug spray and water bottles.

Sat 05 Aug
Rick West Birds Of Prey
Saturday, August 5, 2017 12:00 PM
Southwick Beach State Park
(315) 846-5338

Rick West Birds Of Prey will be meeting at Area A at 12:00 PM

Sun 06 Aug
Fragile Ecosystem Hike
Sunday, August 6, 2017 09:00 AM
Southwick Beach State Park
(315) 846-5338

A 2 mile hike to explore the Lakeview forest, wetlands and dunes that present next to Southwick Beach State Park. Hikers will look at how each ecosystem is interrelated. We'll discuss how humans have impacted each system and how to minimize our impacts while camping. Youth will be able to look for items listed on our Mangy Moose Scavenger hunt while hiking!

Hikes depart from the trailhead kiosk next to the park registration booth. Hikers should wear close toe shoes, bring bug spray and water bottles.

Sat 26 Aug
It's a Small World
Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Southwick Beach State Park
(315) 846-5338

Join us at Southwick Beach on August 26th for a guided hike where we'll focus on the small but beautiful aspects of the trail. We'll touch on everything from lichens and mosses to insects and mushrooms, so you can learn about the tremendously important tiny organisms that make the forest tick. Ask at the toll booth for directions to our meeting location.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Campsites
  • Dumping Stations
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Grills
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing Fields
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach
  • Tent/Trailer Sites (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing