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Sunset Bay State Marine Park

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Sunset Bay Ramp Closures

The launch ramp will be closed during the day for dock removal the week of Oct 2-6,2023. It will re-open daily from 3:30 pm to 9 pm and open for the weekend. The railroad crossing into the Sunset Bay community will be closed the week of Oct 9-13; both the park and the town launch will be inaccessible for launching that week.

12952 Allegany Road
Irving, NY 14081
Latitude 42.567034
Longitude -79.135436

Sunset Bay State Marine Park is located on Cattaraugus Creek near the river's mouth with easy access onto Lake Erie. The park has modest accommodations for boaters, picnickers and anglers. The site has been designed to be wheelchair accessible.

The park is also within easy walking distance to the Town of Hanover Beach on Lake Erie for swimming during the summer months.

Reservations for slips (both seasonal and transient) will be open for the season, online, beginning December 1, at 9 AM of the prior year. Follow the "Marina Reservations" link below under Resources.

Absolutely no overnight camping in the parking lot is permitted.

Hours of Operation

  • Park Staff on Site Mid-May through Early-Oct:
    6:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday-Monday & Holidays
    6:00 am - 6:00 pm Tuesday-Thursday

  • Day Use: Open All Year
    Launch: Seasonal; open 24 hours
    Docking: May 20 - Oct 1, 2023; 
    Reservations link below under Resources
    Available beginning Dec 1 of prior year

Fees & Rates

  • Fees & Rates
  • Launching\Marina Use Parking: $ 7 (Includes row boats, kayaks, etc.)
    Community Parking: $10 (Designated area only)
    Launches prior to staffed hours are expected to pay upon return.

    Day Use Dock Rentals -
    Personal Watercraft: $ 7
    Boats: $18

    Overnight Dock Rentals -
    Personal Watercraft: $12 per night
    Boats: $30 per night
    Holiday or Weekend Surcharge: $3 per night
    Out of State Surcharge: $5 per stay

    Seasonal Dock Rentals -
    Personal Watercraft: $400
    Boats: $46 per foot

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Dockage
  • Fishing
  • Ice Fishing
  • Marina
  • Showers