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Coles Creek State Park

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Route 37
Waddington, NY 13694
Latitude 44.888611
Longitude -75.137665

Coles Creek State Park has wooded and open campsites near a swimming beach on Lake St. Lawrence. The lake is ideal for boating and fishing as well. A marina on the mouth of Coles Creek lies just north of the park entrance. The park also has a playground, playing fields and a large pavilion.

Pavilion Information
Coles Creek has one pavilion. The day use price is $100 and can accommodate up to 150 people. Check availability at

Current Water Quality - Beach Results 

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in campsites and 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

  • The park open in mid-May and closes after Columbus Day. 
  • 2021 Swimming Season: 6/26 - 9/6, 10 am - 6 pm.
  • 2021 Camping/Cabin Season: 5/14 - 9/11
  • Shelter Rentals (2): 5/14 - 9/11, by permit
  • Waterfowl hunting is permitted in season. Deer hunting is allowed in season in a designated area south of Route. 37.
  • Boat Dockage: By Concession

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.

  • Camping
  • $18-$34/night

    *Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents

  • Vehicle Entry Fees
  • Day Use (Peak) $7
    Day Use (NonPeak) $6

    Bus Use (Daily)
    Commercial $75
    Non Profit $35

    Opening - Close: 8am-9pm


Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Campsites, Cabins & Lodging
  • Dockage
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hunting
  • Marina
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach