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Silver Lake State Park

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4229 W Lake Road
Castile, NY 14427
Latitude 42.683571
Longitude -78.052498

Silver Lake State Park provides a boat launch facility for boating and fishing on the lake. The area also has picnic facilities and a public restroom which is open year round.  The upland section of the park is available for hunting in season by permit.

Silver Lake State Park Hunting Applications and Map 

Pavilion Information
Silver Lake has one pavilion. The day use price is $50 and can accommodate up to 56 people. Check availability at

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in 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
c/o Letchworth State ParkCastile, NY 14427

Hours of Operation

  • Daily hours are from 6am - 11pm
  • Boat Launch: Open Year Round, Docks available 4/21 - 10/15
  • Public Restroom: Open year round.
  • Hunting for Big and Small game is permitted in season by permit.

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
  • Cars $6    *Automated Parking Kiosk
Sat 07 Oct
The Big Sit
Saturday, October 7, 2023 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Silver Lake State Park
Founded in 1992, The Big Sit is an annual, international birding event similar to a bird-a-thon. Stay for as little or as long as you like to help with the count or learn more about the birds of Silver Lake. Bring a picnic lunch for the lunch hour. Meet at boat launch.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)