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Verona Beach State Park

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ALERT:   

  • Verona Beach State Park has opened for the season, albeit with a slightly different operation plan, due to Covid19.  The beach is open for swimming from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. It is closed for swimming Mondays (except Labor Day) and Tuesdays. The Splash Pad is closed until further notice. Picnic areas around the beach area will be available on a limited basis.

  • Social distancing guidelines and density restrictions are in place. Groups will not be allowed to congregate on the beach and face coverings will be required around public buildings, including restrooms. Beach concession area is open. 

  • 2020 Camping:  New York State Park campsites, cabins and cottages are currently open for new reservations. Reservations can only be made in advance by calling toll free 1-800-456-CAMPING or http://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com.  You must have a reservation to camp. No walk-up camping stays will be accepted.


Address
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 ReserveAmerica.com

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: 


    6/13/20 - 9/7/20 Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.   Closed to swimming Monday and Tuesday, except Labor Day. 

  • 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!

Maps

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.

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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