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Verona Beach State Park

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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
  • 2021 Beach/Swimming Season: 

    ** Beach will be closed Aug. 26 through Sept 3. Plan Accordingly. 

    Beach will reopen Sept. 4 through Labor Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m..  Closed for the season thereafter.

    Splash Pad is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Weather Dependent) through Labor Day and is not affected by beach schedule.

  • Boating:  Please note that direct access to a lake is available for launching personal non-motorized boats. Trailers are not permitted.
  • 2021 Camping Season 5/28/21 - 9/6/21 (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
  • Winter Park Office Hours:  Open on a scheduled basis. Please call 315-762-4463 for an appointment.

  • Hunting:¬†¬†Eastern portion of the park only, in season.

    Available for reservation 5/21/21 to 9/6/21, 8 a.m. to sunset. Reserve through ReserveAmerica:  800-456-2267.

    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.

  • 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!
  • Campsites
  • $18-$30/night

    Additional $5/night for out-of-state patrons
  • Shelter/Tent Rentals - $7.25 Reservation Fee
  • 50% Capacity Only

    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)
       - weekdays:  $50
       - weekends/Holidays:  $100

    *For shelter reservations, call ReserveAmerica: 800-456-2267. 


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.

Sat 05 Mar
Central New York Polar Dip To Support Camp Sunshine!
Saturday, March 5, 2022 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Verona Beach State Park
(315) 762-4463

7th Annual Central New York Polar Dip to support Camp Sunshine will take place from Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Sign up as an individual or enter a team as the benefit strongly counts on support from businesses, schools and other local organizations!   Benefits Camp Sunshine's one-of-a-kind retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. This year's goal is to raise $25,000.  Participants who raise $100 each will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt!

To register:  id=1563&pg=entry 

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Biking
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Campsites, Cabins & Lodging
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Fishing
  • Food
  • Hiking
  • Hunting * See "Attachments" for more information.
  • Ice Fishing
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing
  • Swimming Beach * Splash Pad Has Reopened. Daily from 9 a.m. 8 p.m. (Weather Dependent) through Labor Day.