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Verona Beach State Park

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

  • Historically, Central Region of NYS Parks has opened for the season Memorial Day weekend and this year will no different, 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, Glimmerglass, Delta and Chenango Valley. 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.

6541 Lakeshore Road South
Route 13
Verona Beach, NY 13162
Latitude 43.176266
Longitude -75.728050

Verona Beach State Park, located on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake, is a picnicker's and camper's delight. Shaded picnic areas and the campground are adjacent to the beach with an excellent view of the water. The lake, Black Creek, cattail marshes, and bottomland hardwood swamps give Verona Beach one of the most diverse aquatic habitats in the Central Region, and well worth a hike on the "Woods and Wetland" nature trail. The winter season hosts snowmobilers, cross-country skiers and ice fishermen. The eastern portion of the park is open for hunting deer, small game, and waterfowl, in season.

Pavilion Information
Verona Beach has five pavilions and a room. Prices range from $50 to $300 and can accommodate 50 to 300 people. Check availability at

Hunting - DEC Permit Only

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
Verona Beach State Park
P.O. Box 245Verona Beach, NY 13162

Hours of Operation

  • Day use area and trails are open year-round
  • 2020 Beach/Swimming Season: 

    5/23/20 - 6/14/20 weekends and holidays  11am - 7pm
    6/15/20 - 9/7/20, daily. 11am-7pm

  • Boating:  Please note that direct access to a lake is available for launching personal non-motorized boats. Trailers are not permitted.
  • 2020 Camping Season 5/29/20 - 9/7/20 (closing early for electrical upgrade)
    47 Campsites, maximum 6 people per site.
    11 waterfront, 12 electric, and 24 basic sites

    Each site allows for either 2 tents OR 1 hard wheeled camping equipment and 1 tent.
    Generator Hours:  9:00 am - 11:00 am and 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Reserve through ReserveAmerica 800-456-2267
  • Park Office Hours: 
    4/1/2020- 5/21/20:  8 am - 4:00 pm 
    5/22/2020 - 9/7/20:  Daily 8:00 am - 8:00 pm           
  • Hunting:  Eastern portion of the park only, in season.
  • Shelter Rentals:
    Available for reservation 5/22/20 to 9/7/20, 9 a.m. to sunset. Call the park to reserve.

    Large Shelter, capacity 300
    South Shelter, capacity 150
    Community Building 94
    Shelter A, capacity 50
    Shelter B, capacity 50
    Shelter C, capacity 50

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.

  • Campsites
  • $18-$30/night

    Additional $5/night for out-of-state patrons
  • Shelter/Tent Rentals - $7.25 Reservation Fee
  • Large Shelter (capacity 300)
       - Weekdays:  $100
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $200
    South Shelter (capacity 150)
       - Weekdays:  $75
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $150
    Community Room (capacity 94)
       - Weekdays:  $150 
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $300
    Shelters A, B, & C (capacity 50 ea.)
       - weekdays:  $50
       - weekends/Holidays:  $100

    *For shelter reservations, contact the park office. 
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • $7.00 from 8 am to 5 pm Monday - Friday (6/14/20 - Labor Day)
    $7.00 from 8 am to 6 pm Saturday/Sunday/Holidays (Memorial Day-Labor Day)
    Swimming/Beach use included in fee!


Digital Maps

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Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

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Amenities Information

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