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Beaver Island State Park

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Address
2136 West Oakfield Road
Grand Island, NY 14072
Latitude 42.967038
Longitude -78.959856

Beaver Island State Park is located at the south end of Grand Island in the upper Niagara River. The 950 acre park has a half-mile sandy beach for swimming, adjacent 80 slip marina with both seasonal and transient boat slips, fishing access, car-top boat launch, multiple canoe/kayak launches, bike and nature trails, nature center, playgrounds, picnic areas, athletic fields, horseshoe pits, an 18 hole championship disc golf course, an 18-hole championship golf course. Also located in the park is the River Lea house and musuem, home to the Grand Island Historical Society and built by William Cleveland Allen, cousin to Grover Cleveland who visited the family farm on several occasions.  In winter, visitors can snowmobile by permit, cross-country ski, snowshoe, sled or ice fish. Water fowl hunting is allowed in season by permit.  Beaver Island Clubhouse has banquet and catering facilities. For more information please call the park office.

Current Water Quality - Beach Results

 

NYS DOT Traffic Counts for Grand Island

 

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in bathing areas, buildings or on improved walkways and boardwalks.

Hours of Operation

  • Open daily year round from dawn to dusk.
  • Beaver Island Marina: 5/6 - 10/8
    Ice & wood sales

    Mon-Thur: 7am-11pm
    Fri-Sun: 24 hours
  • Big Six Marina: 5/6 - 10/8
    Fuel, oil & ice for sale

    Mon-Thurs: 7am-11pm
    Fri-Sun- 24 hours
  • Swimming: 5/27 - 9/4

    Weekends only 5/27/17 – 6/18/17
    Daily 6/19/17 – 9/04/17
    11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Golf: 4/27 - 11/7 (weather permitting)
    Disc golf available year-round.
  • Beaver Island Marina North Picnic Shelter & other picnic shelters: Available for rental in season
  • Nature Center: 7/3 - 9/1, Thur-Sun, 12 pm-5pm
  • Sledding: Seasonal, dawn to dusk when conditions allow.
    Heated restrooms available
  • Snowmobiling: Seasonal. Trails open from 10 am - 10 pm.
    By permit only, issued at Beaver Island Park Office. Proof of insurance required.
  • Water fowl hunting is by permit only in season.

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.

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Beach Open $7
    Non-Profit Buses $35
    Commercial Buses $75
    Non-Profit Seasonal Buss Pass $75

    Collected:
    5/27-6/18: 8am-6pm, weekends only
    6/19-9/4: 9am-6pm, weekdays; 8am-6pm, weekends & holidays

    *Option to use automated pay station available.
  • Beaver Island Marina
  • Fees vary by size, season, and duration of docking.
    Transient Slips: $9.00/day $1/day Utility Surcharge.
    Overnight Transient: $17/night; $8/night for electricity; $10 Reservation fee.
    Seasonal Slips: $35 ft/season; $595. minimum; $41/ft over 40 ft.; $5 pump out fee.
  • Big 6 Marina
  • Transient Slips: $7 Boat Launch, $6 Overnight Parking;
    Seasonal Slips:
    $35 ft/season; $595. minimum; $41/ft over 40 ft; $5. pump out fee.
  • Beaver Island Marina North Picnic Shelter
  • $110.
  • Other Picnic Shelters
  • Fees vary $60 - $95.

    Shelter Information
  • Disc Golf
  • No fee to play.
    Rentals/sales/accessories available at park office.
  • Golf
  • For Golf Rates, please visit Beaver Island's Golf Course website.

Additional Documents

Maps

Digital Maps

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Sat 29 Jul
12th Annual Paddles Up Niagara
Saturday, July 29, 2017 07:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Beaver Island State Park
(716) 773-3271

Register online at www.bnriverkeeper.org/paddlesup.

Join us for the 12th Annual Paddles Up Niagara along the southeastern shore of Grand Island. The fun day of paddling, food and vendors takes place at Beaver Island State Park at Shelter 2B.

Paddling Schedule
7:00 & 7:30am- Eco Tour or Early Bird Paddle: Join us for a guided Eco Tour lead by Paddles Up Founder Paul Leuchner and DEC Niagara River Ecologist Tim DePriest or paddle at your own pace during our Early Bird Paddle starting at 7:00 am. On both courses you will see the Niagara River Restoration projects, a Bald Eagle nesting area, Heron Rookery and more. *Please note, both morning paddles will cross the river channel, requiring moderate paddling abilities.

11:00am- Fun Paddle: This paddle stays close to shore and is suitable for paddlers of all abilities.

Paddle Fair 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
NYS Parks: Try a Kayak – Thinking about getting a kayak? This is a great opportunity to try one out. (please note, kayaks are to try out only and cannot be used to paddle in the event)
WEKANU: Instructors from WEKANU will provide paddling skills and rescue demos
Food: Grand Island Historical Society will provide hot and cold breakfast food and drinks starting at 6:15 am; Food Trucks will serve from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm.
Flying Bison: Beer tent provided by Flying Bison will open at 11:30 am.

Registration: Required
Thu 03 Aug
Kayaking with Tina
Thursday, August 3, 2017 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Beaver Island State Park
(716) 773-3271

Join ACA certified kayak instructors for a beginner's class on Smartstart Paddling Orientation for your kayak. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided for the class. (Let us know if you are using your own.) Sorry no pets allowed! Weather permitting. Space is limited, sign up early. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 05 Aug
Kayaking with Tina: Beginner's Class
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Beaver Island State Park
(716) 282-5154

A beginner's class on kayaking! Join ACA certified kayak instructors for a one hour session. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided. Weather permitting. Space is limited. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Saturday Programs: 11am, 1 pm and 3 pm

Thu 10 Aug
Kayaking with Tina
Thursday, August 10, 2017 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Beaver Island State Park
(716) 773-3271

Join ACA certified kayak instructors for a beginner's class on Smartstart Paddling Orientation for your kayak. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided for the class. (Let us know if you are using your own.) Sorry no pets allowed! Weather permitting. Space is limited, sign up early. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Thu 17 Aug
Kayaking with Tina
Thursday, August 17, 2017 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Beaver Island State Park
(716) 773-3271

Join ACA certified kayak instructors for a beginner's class on Smartstart Paddling Orientation for your kayak. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided for the class. (Let us know if you are using your own.) Sorry no pets allowed! Weather permitting. Space is limited, sign up early. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches * Kayak/Canoe/Car-top boat launches
  • Dockage
  • Food
  • Marina
  • Museum/Visitors Center
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions (Accessible)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playgrounds
  • Swimming Beach
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • Sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing