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Westcott Beach State Park

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Beginning September 24th, the Westcott Beach Boat Launch will be closed for dredging maintenance that will occur this fall at the marina.

Route 3
Henderson, NY 13650
Latitude 43.898666
Longitude -76.122375

Westcott Beach State Park is a popular day-use and camping park on Lake Ontario, with rolling, wooded hills and open, grassy meadows sheltered by Henderson Bay. It offers restful campsites located on a bluff, from which the view is spectacular. A small marina is adjacent to the long, sandy beach to accommodate anglers interested in Lake Ontario's excellent black bass fishing. The park also has a children's playground, picnic areas and hiking trails that do winter duty for cross-country skiing.

Current Water Quality - Beach Results


Must have proof of current rabies vaccination - certificate inoculation or dated collar tag. Household pets only, caged or on a leash, not more than 6 feet. Not permitted in picnic or bathing areas. For campers, if your site allows pets, there is a two-pet maximum.

Hours of Operation

  • Open from early-May through Columbus Day.
  • 2018 Swimming Season: 6/23 - 9/3
    Main Beach: 11 am - 7 pm (Mon-Thur) / 10 am - 7 pm (Fri-Sun)
    South Beach: 11 am - 6 pm (Fri-Sun)
  • 2018 Camping/Cabin Season: 5/18 - 9/2
  • Boat Dockage (Transient): 5/18 - 9/2
    Chaumont Boat Launch Site: Boat Launch open year round from dawn to dusk daily
  • Shelter Rental: 5/18 - 9/3, by permit
  • Waterfowl hunting is permitted in season by permit only.

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.

  • Beach
  • Day Use (Peak) $8
    After 4 PM $6

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

  • Boat Dockage
  • Day Use (Peak) $7
    Day Use (NonPeak) $6
    Campers $12
    Overnight $19 (prime)

    Weekend/Hol $4
    Out-of-State $5

  • Campsite
  • $18-$28/night

    *Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents

  • Shelter Reservations
  • $95
  • Vehicle Entry Fee
  • Day Use (Peak) $8
    After 4 PM $6
    Day Use (NonPeak) $7
    After 4 PM $5

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

    Reservation Fee $50 Per Area. Includes 1 tent.

    Toll Booth Hours:
    Opening - 6/16: 8AM to 4PM
    6/17 - Close: 8AM to 9PM


Digital Maps

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

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

Waterfowl hunting allowed at established blinds by permit only.

To obtain a permit, please contact the Thousand Islands Regional office at (315) 482-2593. For more information, please contact the Eastern Lake Ontario Park office at (315) 938-5083.

Waterfowl Blind Map

Sat 04 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Westcott Beach State Park
(315) 646-2239

Start time for all projects: 9am
End time for all projects: 2pm

Meeting Location: Westcott consession building. Parking Instructions: Volunteers should proceed past Westcott Beach Toll Booth into the day use area. Parking will be available in the parking lot adjacent to the Concession building.

Volunteer Project #1: Pollinator garden spring clean up. Volunteers will remove weeds and any debris from garden. Volunteers will also replenish mulch as needed. Please bring: Garden gloves, water, snack. Ages: Appropriate for 13 and up

Volunteer Project #2: Beach/ day use area clean up. Volunteers will work on clean up of beach and day use area. Bags will be provided. Please bring: Garden gloves, water, snack. Ages: All ages welcome

We can accommodate: Small groups, college student groups Questions?Call: 315-938-5083 Email:

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Camper Recreation (Accessible)
  • Campsites
  • Dockage
  • Dumping Stations
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Grills
  • Group Camping (Accessible)
  • Pavilions (Accessible)
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds (Accessible)
  • Playing Fields
  • Powerboats
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach
  • Tent/Trailer Sites (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing