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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 museum, 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. Waterfowl hunting is allowed in-season by permit. 

NEW in 2019
Beaver Island is now the place to be and celebrate all seasons. Thanks to a new guest service provider, Montana International, you can enjoy a cold beverage after a day on the course at Bogey's! Find that one item you forgot at park store, The Hub! The Sand Stand snack bar will take care of your beach cravings! The spectacular 200 person event center, Falconwood (formally the casino/clubhouse) overlooking the river is available for booking and is better than ever! Beaver Island Marina even has some transient slips - join us by boat. Whether you are golfing or having your wedding at Beaver Island, you are sure to have a day you will remember. Call 716-404-4214 for more information

Current Water Quality - Beach Results

 

NYS DOT Traffic Counts for Grand Island

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in 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).

Hours of Operation

  • Open daily year round from dawn to dusk.
  • Beaver Island Marina: 5/5 - 10/7
    Ice sales

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

    Mon-Thurs: 7am-11pm
    Fri-Sun- 24 hours
  • Swimming: 5/26 - 9/15

    Weekends only 5/26/19 – 6/24/19
    Daily 6/25/19 – 9/02/19
    Weekends only 9/7/19 - 9/15/19
    11:00am - 7:00pm

  • Golf: 4/26 - 11/6 (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 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.

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

    Collected:
    5/26-6/24: 8am-6pm, weekends only
    6/28-9/2: 9am-6pm, weekdays; 8am-6pm, weekends & holidays

    *Option to use automated pay station available.
  • Beaver Island Marina
  • Seasonal Slips: $38ft/ over 41ft; $5 pump out fee.

    We have 71 slips, 12 are transient. We have a $10 reservation fee for overnight and a $5 reservation fee for day stays. Transient slips must be reserved in advanced and paid in advanced. There is a $9 day stay fee
  • Big 6 Marina
  • Seasonal Slips: $38ft/ season; $646 minimum; $5. pump out fee.

    We have 136 slips. We do allow $25 overnight charges in slips that are not rented as a seasonal, so they act like transient
  • Beaver Island Marina North Picnic Shelter
  • $110.
  • Other Picnic Shelters
  • Fees vary $60 - $110.

    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

New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.

2019 - 2020 WATERFOWL HUNTING INFORMATION & REGULATIONS

First Half of Season
Second Half of Season

Golf Course Supplement

Waterfowl Hunting Blind Permit
Waterfowl Blind Map

West River Shoreline Trail Waterfowl Hunting Access Information

  • The water fowl season runs from Oct 27 through the end of January.
  • In order to secure a blind along the West River Trail, we hold regular lotteries to assign blinds.
  • We have divided West River Shoreline Trail into seven, color coded zones.
  • Those that secure a spot in any of the West River zones will also be given a vehicle permit—as well as directions on how they can enter and exit their zone. The permit should match the color of the zone.
  • Vehicles will park along off the pathway.
  • All traffic will head south—entering and exiting at set intersections on the trail—there will be no two way traffic.
  • Barricades will be set up at each entrance and exit and hunters will be responsible for moving them.
  • Drivers will be expected to drive with flashers and no faster than 15 miles per hour.
  • Trail users always have the right away

Hunting Access Map

Tue 31 Dec
Beaver Island Blizzard Bash!
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island State Park
(716) 773-3271

"Zing" in New Year's Eve on a snowshoe hike along the majestic Niagara River! It’s a great chance to try our lightweight "Atlas" snowshoes on our 3rd Annual "Beaver Island Blizzard Bash!” Call (716) 549-1050 to register for program.
Registration: Required
Sun 12 Jan
Beaver Island Snowshoe
Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island State Park
(716) 549-1050

A celebration of snow sports and a chance to try out snowshoeing at your favorite state parks! (snowshoes provided) Program location may be moved to a nearby park depending on snow conditions. Call for the meeting place and equipment reservation.

Registration: Required
Sat 29 Feb
Birding on the River
Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Beaver Island State Park
(716) 282-5154

Join us as we seek migratory waterfowl and other winter birds found along the Niagara River. We'll visit the lagoon overlook as well as a few other viewing areas in Beaver Island State Park. For information & registration call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required

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