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Beaver Island State Park

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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.

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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

    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.

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Sat 04 Nov
Night Prowl
Saturday, November 4, 2017 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Beaver Island State Park
(716) 282-5154

Bundle up for a cool evening and enjoy a chance to see the park as never before with a special "after hours" walk lit by a full moon.

Registration: Required
Sun 31 Dec
Beaver Island Blizzard Bash!
Sunday, December 31, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island State Park
(716) 549-1050

"Zing" in New Year's Eve on a snowshoe hike along the majestic Niagara River! A great chance to try our lightweight "Atlas" snowshoes or take a scenic power walk if there is no snow.

Registration: Required

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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