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Wilson-Tuscarora State Park

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3371 Lake Road
Wilson, NY 14172
Latitude 43.307045
Longitude -78.852936

Wilson-Tuscarora State Park is a well-preserved natural area for many varieties of plants and wildlife, encompassing 476.5 acres of mature woods, open meadows and marshland. Tuscarora Bay, divided from Lake Ontario by a strip of land called "The Island," has a boat launch and emergency storm shelter docks. The park's four-mile nature trail is also used for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Fishing for many varieties of pan fish and game fish, from boats or from shore, is extremely popular. Picnickers can enjoy scenic views of the lake while children play in the playground.

Current Water Quality - Beach Results


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

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 324Wilson, NY 14172

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round.
  • 2016 Swimming Season: 6/24 - 9/5, 11 am - 7 pm*

  • Boat Launch: 4/15-10/9 , 6am-6pm

  • Disc Golf available year round.
  • Hunting for small game and waterfowl is permitted during season. Permit required. Closed for big game season.
  • Picnic Shelter: Seasonal use available.

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.

  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Ramp: $7/day
    Pump Out: $5/per token

    Overnight Transient: $19/night
    Day Use Transient: $12/day
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Enclosed Shelter:

    Open Shelters:
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars: $6*
    *$7 when swimming is available

    Bus Entry:
    Commercial: $75
    Non-Profit: $35
    Non-Profit Seasonal: $75

    Fee Collected:
    5/20 - 6/22, weekends 9am - 6pm
    6/23 - 9/5, daily  9am - 6pm


Digital Maps

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Sat 06 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 6, 2017 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
(716) 751-6361

Project/Event Description: Join us for a beach clean up, flower plantings and improving the existing butterfly garden and building a new butterfly garden.

Meeting Location: Bath house - closest parking lot to the beach. All ages welcome


Registration: Required
Wed 10 May
Wildflower Woods Walk at Dusk
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
(716) 282-5154

Mother Nature awaits you with her annual display of wildflowers! Stroll through woods filled with old growth trees, listen for the birds overhead, and behold the beauty seen only this time of the year! If it is a clear night, we will be greeted by the full moon! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sat 24 Jun
Kayaking the Creek
Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
(716) 282-5154

Bring your kayak and join us as we paddle along the west branch of Twelve Mile Creek to Bullhead Point and back. Weather permitting. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Marina
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playgrounds
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach
  • Activities
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing (Accessible)
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing