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Beaver Island State Park

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Due to the construction of the East River Marsh Restoration Project, the East River Marsh trail from the Golf Maintenance shop to River Lea will be closed until the project is complete in the spring.

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

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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.  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: 5/5 - 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 - 9/3

    Weekends only 5/26/18 – 6/24/18
    Daily 6/25/18 – 9/03/18
    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

    5/26-6/24: 8am-6pm, weekends only
    6/25-9/3: 9am-6pm, weekdays; 8am-6pm, weekends & holidays

    *Option to use automated pay station available.
  • Beaver Island Marina
  • Seasonal Slips: $41ft/ over 40ft; $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; $640 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


Digital Maps

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


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

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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