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Delta Lake State Park

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ALERT:   Park is open, Social Distancing requirements in place.  Camping and pavilion reservations and swimming operations are canceled through May 31, 2020.

  • Central Region of NYS Parks has opened for the season, albeit with a slightly different operation plan, due to Covid19.

  • The park will be limited to 50 percent capacity daily throughout the weekend.  Once capacity has been reached.  Vehicles will be stopped from entering and only be allowed to enter when another vehicle departs.

  • Visitors should come prepared for a brief stay (1 hour or less) as well as have a backup plan to recreate in the event they are turned away if the park has reached the 50 percent threshold.

  • The beach will be open, with swimming limited to shallow water only at Green Lakes, Delta Lake, Glimmerglass and Chenango Valley Saturday and Sunday only. No weekday hours. The Splash Pad at Chenango Valley will be closed. Picnic areas around the beach area will not be available.

  • Groups will not be allowed to congregate on the beach and face coverings will be required around public buildings, including restrooms.

  • No concessions, fountains or amenities (ball fields, playgrounds, boat rentals) will be available.

  • NYS Parks welcomes back our patrons, but strongly urges them to follow the above plan so that everyone in Central New York has an equal opportunity to enjoy our beautiful park system and Memorial Day weekend.

8797 State Route 46
Rome, NY 13440
Latitude 43.290138
Longitude -75.415115

Delta Lake State Park is located on a peninsula extending into Delta Reservoir. You'll find the terrain is wooded and generally flat. Year-round visitors can enjoy the day in one of many picnic areas, or on one of the many hiking and nature trails. There is also a boat launch and shoreline fishing for trout, pike, bass, bullhead and perch. Campers can enjoy 101 tent, trailer or RV camping sites and there is a sandy beach with swimming in the summer. For winter visitors there are cross-country ski trails.

New! Thanks to a grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a Hippocampe Beach/All Terrain wheelchair is now available at Delta Lake State Park to access beach and trails.

Pavilion Information
Delta Lake has ten pavilions/tents. Prices range from $50 to $200 and can accommodate 50 to 168 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

  • Shelter Rentals:
    Available for use mid-May to Columbus Day, 9 a.m. - sunset.
    Contact the park to reserve.

    Four Seasons Room, capacity 50
    Shelters (2), capacity 168 each
    Sunset Shelter, capacity 120
    Beach Pavilion (2), capacity 50-75 each
    Tents (4), capacity 40-50 each
  • Open year-round, dawn to dusk.
  • 2020 Camping season:  5/15/20 - 10/11/20

    An operation plan for the 2020 camping season is being finalized.  Please check back for details.

    Tent & trailer sites available. 101 campsites, max. 6 people/site, minimum 2 night stay.

  • Boat Launch:
    Open from mid-May to October, weather permitting.
    No boat rentals available.
  • 2020 Swimming Season:
    May 23 to June 7, Weekends Only - 11:00 am - 7 :00pm
    June 13 to September 7, Daily - 11:00am to 7:00 pm

  • Park Office Hours:
    In Season, daily, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Off season hours vary.  Call park for details.

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/Swimming
  • Included in day use/vehicle entry fee
  • Boat Launch
  • Included in day use/vehicle entry fee
  • Campsites
  • $15-$33/night

    *Additional $5/night for out-of-state patrons
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars: $7
    Non-Commercial Bus Fee: $35
    Commercial Bus Fee: $75
    Seasonal Bus Permit: $75

    The beach, boat launch, and swimming are included in the vehicle entry fee.


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.

No hunting his allowed at this facility, but a person may possess an unloaded weapon for the purpose of accessing adjacent properties for lawful hunting purposes.

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Amenities Information

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