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Southwick Beach State Park

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Due to day use area improvement projects that will be occurring during the 2019 season, we will not be renting out the 3 picnic areas at Southwick Beach State Park for the 2019 season. Westcott Beach State Park will have picnic areas available and we will start taking reservations for these areas starting on January 2nd at 7:00am. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Park Improvements: Contractors are currently working on parking lot improvements for the Southwick Beach Day Use Area. Because of this construction, the beach area will not be accessible. This construction will go through the winter season and will provide significant improvements to the day use area. For more information, please contact the Eastern Lake Ontario Park Office at (315) 938-5083. For updates, please check our Facebook page.

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.
  • 2018 Swimming Season: 6/23 - 9/3
  • 2018 Camping/Cabin Season: 5/11 - 10/7

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 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.

  • 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 - 6/16: 8AM - 4PM
    6/17 -9/3: 8AM to 4PM
    9/4 - Close: 8AM to 4PM


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.

Hunters must obtain a hunting permit from the Westcott beach park office.
Office hours are Monday -Thursday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Phone number for park office 315-938-5083

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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