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Wilson-Tuscarora State Park

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Address
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.
  • 2017 Swimming Season: 6/23 - 9/4, 11 am - 7 pm

  • Boat Launch: 4/14-10/16 , 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:
    $65/Mon.-Thurs.
    $75/Fri.-Sun.

    Open Shelters:
    $45/Mon.-Thurs.
    $50/Fri.-Sun.
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars: $6*
    *$7 when swimming is available

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

    Fee Collected:
    5/26 - 6/22, weekends 9am - 6pm
    6/23 - 9/4, daily  9am - 6pm

Maps

Digital Maps

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Sat 08 Jul
Kayaking with Tina: Beginner's Class
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
(716) 282-5154

A beginner's class on kayaking! Join ACA certified kayak instructors for a one hour session. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided. Weather permitting. Space is limited. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Saturday Programs: 11am, 1 pm and 3 pm

Sun 23 Jul
Kayking with Tina: Beginner's Class
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
(716) 282-5154

A beginner's class on kayaking! Join ACA certified kayak instructors for a one hour session. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided. Weather permitting. Space is limited. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sunday Programs: 11am, 1 pm and 3 pm

Sat 12 Aug
W.O.W. (Wear It on the Water) Paddle Fest
Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
(716) 282-5154

Free event featuring ACA Smart Start Kayaking Classes – kayak, paddle and life jacket provided. Water wet exit and recovery demos, life jacket and boating safety information. Free t-shirt to the first 100 participants wearing a life jacket to the Life Jacket Flash Mob at 1pm. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Registration: Required
Sun 20 Aug
Kayaking with Tina: Beginner's Class
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
(716) 282-5154

A beginner's class on kayaking! Join ACA certified kayak instructors for a one hour session. A kayak, paddle and life jacket will be provided. Weather permitting. Space is limited. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.

Sunday Programs: 11am, 1 pm and 3 pm

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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