Long Point State Park is in a remote area, offering a peaceful, relaxing camping experience. Situated on a peninsula facing Chaumont Bay on Lake Ontario, the park is small and almost completely surrounded by water with great views from anywhere in the park. Campsites are fairly open and grass-covered with scattered trees, a playground and picnic areas. The bay provides a protected harbor for boats, and Lake Ontario offers excellent boating and fishing opportunities. Constant lake breezes keep the park cool and mosquito-free.
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
- The park opens in early-May and operates through Labor
Park open from
sunrise to sunset
- 2024 Camping Season
May 17, 2024 - September 1, 2024
- Toll Booth Open from May 17, 2024 - September
The Long Point Boat Launch Site, Chaumont Boat
Launch Site: Boat Launches are open
year-round from sunrise to sunset.
Waterfowl hunting is permitted in season by
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
- Toll Booth Open from May to September
Vehicle Entrance Fee
Day Use $6
Bus Use (Daily)
*Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents
Camping reservations can be made by visiting
newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com or by calling 1-800-456-2267. To cancel a
reservation prior to arrival you can cancel online or contact Reserve America
at 1-800-456-2267. If you are cancelling on the day of arrival, you must
contact the campground directly. https://parks.ny.gov/camping/things-to-know.aspx
- Boat Dockage
- Day Use $6
Overnight $19 (prime)
*Surcharges For Boat Dockage, Weekend/Holiday
$4, Non-NYS residents $5, Pump out $5
Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.
Highlights of Long Point State Park:
- Chaumont Bay is a large fresh water bay off of Eastern Lake Ontario. As a remote 23 acre park on Point Peninsula, Long Point provides excellent access to this bay.
- With Long Point being surrounded by shoreline, many water birds use and take shelter in the park. These include blue herons, common and artic terns, buffleheads, common golden eyes, loons, and the occasional broadbill. Minks will also take up residence in the rocky limestone shoreline banks.
- There are plenty of popular fish in the area, including walleye, small- and largemouth bass, yellow perch, crappie, bullheads, northern pike, and channel catfish. Carp can be seen along the Long Bay portion of the park, and bass can be seen spawning underneath the dock system at the Long Point Marina in spring.
- Praying mantis and walking sticks are seen frequently in the park, but they harmless, unique creatures. As an added bonus, the bay breeze across the peninsula keeps the park mosquito-free.
- In addition to shorebirds, Long Point State Park is home to cliff swallows which frequently nest around the park's building. Short-eared owls (state endangered) and northern harriers (state threatened) can also sometimes be seen in the park and in the surrounding Point Peninsula area.
What will you see? Plan your trip today!
Look and listen for these birds at our Park:
Everyone is a Steward: Be a Long Point State Park Hero!
Know the rules and concerns for the area you'll be visiting.
Preserve the past: examine, but do not touch, cultural or historic structures and artifacts.
Let nature's sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises.
Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience. Be courteous.
Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them. Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers.
Camp on established, durable campsites.
For more information, please read our Trail Tips!
When you enter or leave Chaumont Bay:
Clean and remove all visible plants, animals, fish and mud from your boat, trailer and other equipment and dispose of it in a suitable trash container or on dry land.
Drain water from bilge, live wells, ballast tanks and any other locations with water before leaving the launch. Disinfect when possible.
Dry your boat, trailer and all equipment completely. At least 5 days of drying time is recommended. Drying times vary depending on weather and material.
Ask a Naturalist!
Q: What are those mudballs on the gable ends of the buildings?
A: Those "mudballs" are actually cliff swallow nests. Cliff swallows build their intricate mud nests on vertical walls, and when one is home you can see its white forehead "glowing" from the dim entrance.
Q: Why can't I feed the geese?
A: Feeding geese can lead to many problems. While they may be enjoyable to watch, feeding them will result in too many geese in the park. Their droppings on the sites can be a serious health hazard. Also, the lack of nutrition from the food that people give them may result in a condition known as angel wings, in which the feathers curl and the bird is unable to fly.
Q: Why are there fences around the trees near the shore?
A: The fences are there to prevent beavers from chewing on them. Even though beavers can sometimes cause damage, they almost always benefit their ecological community. The structures beavers build provide valuable wildlife habitat for waterfowl and furbearing species.
DID YOU KNOW?
Blue herons are often seen snacking on bullfrogs in Long Bay.
Long Point State Park is the resting place for a lot of migratory birds between Northern Canada and the Atlantic Coast, and the end of the point of Long Point State Park is a popular hangout for rare bird species, such as Common Terns and Arctic Terns.
Invasive Species Control:
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