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Fair Haven Beach State Park

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14985 State Park Road
Fair Haven, NY 13064
Latitude 43.329971
Longitude -76.697014

Fair Haven Beach State Park is located in upstate New York on the eastern portion of the Lake Ontario shoreline. It has one of the finest public lakefronts in upstate New York, with towering shoreline bluffs, sandy beaches and adjoining hilly woodlands. The park features 1500 feet of beautiful sand beach including 600 feet of guarded swim area. Inland, Sterling Pond and Creek are centrally located amongst the geological transition between woods and water.

Campgrounds and cabin areas are nestled within the gently rolling woodlands. Fishing and boating opportunities are plentiful in Lake Ontario and the adjoining Little Sodus Bay. Visitors here also enjoy swimming and diving boards, biking, hiking, picnicking, and camping. Winter snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and ice fishing are very popular. Park facilities include two sandy beaches separated by a diving channel with two boards. Boat rentals include row boats, paddle boats, canoes and kayaks which are only for use on the inland Sterling Pond waterway.

Three separate campgrounds and a 30 unit cabin colony each contain a centralized restroom with showers. Two additional cabins and three cottages make up the self contained units available for reservation. Campgrounds consist of 46 electric sites and 138 non-electric sites. A ball field, hiking trail, camp store, concession, 5 picnic areas, 1 family picnic tent rentals and 3 shelters (one heated) are also offered as an attraction to patrons. With fantastic scenic views and an 18 hole golf course this makes for a unique and accommodating destination.

Pavilion Information
Fair Haven Beach has five pavilions/tents. Prices range from $50 to $150 and can accommodate 48 to 145 people. Check availability at

Pavilion Reservation Information

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).

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 16Fair Haven, NY 13064

Hours of Operation

  • Shelters/Pavilions: Available April/May - October/November
    Reservations made through Reserve America
    *Contact park for special requests

  • 2021 Swimming Season:

    5/29 - 6/18: Weekends and holidays
    11 am - 7 pm

    6/19 - 8/29: Daily
    11 am - 7 pm

    8/30 - 9/2* Closed 8/31 and 9/2
    12:30 pm - 4 pm

    12:30 pm - 7 pm

    9/4 - 9/6
    11 am - 7 pm

  • Boat Launch: Open year round
  • Boat Rentals: 5/29 - 10/08
  • Waterfowl hunting is permitted in season in designated areas.
  • 2021 Camping Season:
    Campsites: 4/2/2021 - 10/17/2021
    Cabins: 3/29/2021 - 11/30/2021
    Cottages: 3/29/2021 - 11/30/2021

    Please note within the camping season time frame, some loops/sites may open later or close earlier. For more details, please call the park or visit

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.

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • $9 per vehicle
    Non-commercial bus: $35
    Commercial bus: $75
    Seasonal bus permits: $75

    4/1 - 10/31 - Daily (All Day)
  • Boat Rentals
  • Canoes/kayaks, per hour: $8
    Canoes/kayaks, per day: $32
  • Camping
  • Camping:
    *Additional $5/night for out-of-state patrons

    Taft, per week, non-peak season: $500
    Taft, per week, peak season: $800
    Young, per week, non-peak season: $500
    Young, per week, peak season: $800
    Springbrook, per week, non-peak season: $500
    Springbrook, per week, peak season: $800
    Bay View, per week, non-peak season: $600
    Bay View, per week, peak season: $600

    Daily: daily rate is 1/4 the weekly charge
    Weekly: $210-$616

    Additional $7/night for non-NYS residents
    Additional $28/week for non-NYS residents
  • Peddling Permit
  • $400

Additional Documents


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.

Deer (archery only) and waterfowl hunting is permitted in season in designated areas. Please reference the NYS DEC Hunting & Trapping Guide for current dates and rules.

  • 2020-21 Hunting Season for Finger Lakes State Parks & Historic Sites
  • Note: Fair Haven Beach will not be open for early archery.
  • Federal Pier at Fair Haven Beach is open for late waterfowl season only.

*Note: A separate park hunting permit is required at Fair Haven Beach. Contact the park office for details. Permit reservations will be taken starting September 26, 2015 at 8:00am.

Safety zones and restricted areas are posted to ensure the safety of other park patrons and regional personnel. Signs will be posted at all parks during hunting season to notify patrons of this activity. Handguns will not be permitted in any of the parks. No trapping is allowed.

For additional information, please contact Fair Haven Beach State Park: (315) 947-5205

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Amenities Information

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