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Westcott Beach State Park

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Swimming at the kiddie beach at Westcott State Park is closed today 8/15

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.
  • 2016 Swimming Season: 6/25 - 9/5
    Main Beach: 11 am - 7 pm (Mon-Thur) / 10 am - 7 pm (Fri-Sun)
    South Beach: 11 am - 6 pm (Fri-Sun)
  • 2016 Camping/Cabin Season: 5/20 - 9/4
  • Boat Dockage (Transient): 5/20 - 9/5
    Chaumont Boat Launch Site: Boat Launch open year round from dawn to dusk daily
  • Shelter Rental: 5/20 - 9/5, by permit
  • Waterfowl hunting is permitted in season.

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.

  • 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 - 6/17: 7AM to 3PM
    6/18 - Close: 7AM to 9:30PM


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.

Sat 06 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 6, 2017 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Westcott Beach State Park
(315) 938-5083

Project/Event Description: Stain Picnic Tables Meeting
Location Please meet at the concession Building. All ages welcome

Project/Event Description: Put up new signs
Meeting Location Westcott Beach. All ages welcome

Project/Event description Plant flowers and mulch trees
Meeting Location Westcott Beach concession. All ages welcome


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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