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Westcott Beach State Park

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Due to high levels on Lake Ontario, transient overnight dockage will not be available at the Westcott Beach State Park Marina. However, the boat launch will remain open. We will have parking areas available for boats and trailers if needed for camping patrons. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. As soon as water levels recede, we will open these docks for overnight transient dockage. For updates regarding our dockage status, please feel free to check out our Facebook page.

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


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

  • Open from early-May through Columbus Day.
  • 2019 Swimming Season: 6/22 - 9/2
    Main Beach: 11 am - 7 pm (all week)
    South Beach: 11 am - 7 pm (Fri-Sun)
  • 2019 Camping/Cabin Season: 5/17 - 9/1
  • 2019 Boat Dockage (Transient): 5/17 - 9/1
    Chaumont Boat Launch Site: Boat Launch open year round from sunrise to sunset.
  • 2019 Shelter Rental: 5/17 - 9/2, 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 - 6/15: 8AM to 4PM
    6/16 - 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

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Campsites, Cabins & Lodging
  • Dockage
  • Fishing
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds (Accessible)
  • Playing Fields
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing
  • Swimming Beach