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Beaver Island State Park

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West River Shoreline Enhancement Project Underway

This project will improve habitat value and views of the Niagara River along the West River Shoreline Trail through selective control of non-native plant species. The work is being performed between Long Road and Alt Road on Grand Island, between the West River Shoreline Trail and the Niagara Rivers water edge. Initial cutting and chipping of plants is now finished from Long Road to Alt Boulevard. Follow up treatments are planned for this summer between Staley Road and Alt Boulevard. Restoration

Address
103 Commission House Road
Grand Island, NY 14072
Latitude 42.967038
Longitude -78.959856

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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).

West River Shoreline Enhancement Project

Activities to remove invasive species and enhance 6.5 miles of the West River Shoreline Trail will occur over a three year time span. For more information, please click here or contact Beaver Island State Park directly. 

Ladders to the Outdoors - programming and activities connecting Western New York youth with the outdoors


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 Historic River Lea 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.

Pavilion Information
Beaver Island has nine pavilions available. Prices range from $75 to $125 and can accommodate 50 to 150 people. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com.

Montana International - Concessionaire 

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 or visit Montana International - Premier Service Provider for Beaver Island State Park

Current Water Quality - Beach Results 

NYS DOT Traffic Counts for Grand Island

NYS Parks to Provide Seasonal Dock Permits Along West River Shoreline Trail 

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 the sand beaches (this does not apply to service animals).

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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 9am-5pm
    Weekends only, Memorial Day - end of June
    Daily, July - Labor Day

    *Option to use automated pay station available.
  • Beaver Island Marina
  • Seasonal Rate: $44/ft for slip size

    Transient Rates: (Transient slips must be reserved and paid in advanced.)
    Day and Overnight Stay: $25 per day plus a $10 Reservation Fee

    Montana International - Beaver Island Marina

  • Big 6 Marina
  • Seasonal Rate: $44/ft for slip size

    Montana International - Big Six Marina

  • Beaver Island Picnic Shelter
  • Shelter Information and Price
  • 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.


Please click on the draw sheet below for dates:



Waterfowl Hunting Map

**As a reminder, there is no hunting on Grass Island** (managed by DEC)

Duck season will run from October 21 through December 31st. (first half Oct 21-Nov. 12th) (second half Nov. 25th-Dec. 31), Goose season will run from October 28 through January 21, 2024, and Waterfowl Youth Days are September 30- October 1.  Youth hunt will be call-in on September 26th.  

ALL blinds will be issued with IN-PERSON draws at Beaver Island State Park. 

The first draw will be held inside the main doors of the Falconwood (old casino), and the remainder of the first half draws will be at the Park office.  Doors open at 5:30pm, draws at 6:00pm. 

Hunters must show proof of the Waterfowl ID course to participate in the draws at the door. Hunters must have a valid NYS Small Game Hunting license with a signed duck stamp and proof of registration in the Harvest Information Program (HIP). 

Blinds #33 is no longer available. Golf Course blind A & B will be available after the course is closed for the season (Around Election Day in November). 

State Parks will be including three (3) ADA blinds which are handicap accessible. Blind #31 is located within Beaver Island State Park and Blinds #41 & #42 are located on East River Road at Spicer Creek Wildlife Management Area (north of the cemetery).  Waterfowl hunting is restricted to the wooden Universal Blind structure only. 

For further information, you may contact the Park Office at (716)773-3271 between 8:00am and 4:30pm Monday- Friday.     

Tue 23 Jul
Learn to Swim Session 2
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island State Park
For non-swimmers or swimmers just starting to learn. Please contact the park for more information.
Thu 25 Jul
Learn to Swim Session 2
Thursday, July 25, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island State Park
For non-swimmers or swimmers just starting to learn. Please contact the park for more information.
Tue 30 Jul
Learn to Swim Session 2
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island State Park
For non-swimmers or swimmers just starting to learn. Please contact the park for more information.
Thu 01 Aug
Learn to Swim Session 2
Thursday, August 1, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver Island State Park
For non-swimmers or swimmers just starting to learn. Please contact the park for more information.

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