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Woodlawn Beach State Park

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Woodlawn Beach State Park

Parking Lot Closed due to Paving - Park is Open

Address
S-3580 Lakeshore Rd
Blasdell, NY 14219
Latitude 42.790157
Longitude -78.850258

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Pet Policy

Pets are not permitted on the beach. 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 beaches (this does not apply to service animals).

Empire Pass

Please note this park accepts and sells the Empire Passport.

Metal Detecting

Please note that metal detecting is by permit only. There is no fee associated with metal detecting permit and the permit is only valid after labor day to memorial day the following year.

Please note this park sells and accepts the Empire Passport.

Ladders to the Outdoors - programming and activities connecting Western New York youth with the outdoors

Woodlawn Beach State Park is located on the eastern-most terminus of Lake Erie. Within the Buffalo metropolitan area, the park offers a beautiful, one-mile long natural sand beach with lovely panoramic views and spectacular sunsets on the lake. Woodlawn Beach supports a diversity of wildlife habitats including one of the finest freshwater sand dune areas remaining on Lake Erie. Recreational opportunities are plentiful and include picnicking, beach volleyball and nature trails.

An interpretive nature boardwalk through wooded wetlands will guide you to the beach. A unique special events space is available for parties and other gatherings; please call 716-824-3500 for further information.

For Woodlawn Beach status and water quality results please see: http://ny.water.usgs.gov/maps/nowcast/

Pet Policy:  PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE BEACH, playgrounds, buildings and boardwalk. (this does not apply to service animals). A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas (picnic grove and trails) 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. 

Hours of Operation

  • For information on the water report for swimming, hours of operation, prices and additional phone numbers please call: 716-826-1930

    2024 Swimming Season

    Mid may weekends only, starting May 18th.

    June 1st - Labor Day, daily, 11am - 6:45pm

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: $7

    Bus Entry:
    Commercial $75
    Non-profit $35
    Non-profit seasonal $75

Sat 04 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodlawn Beach State Park
Show your love for Woodlawn Beach State Park for I Love My Park Day by helping cleanup the park! Equipment will be provided. Registration Required on I Love My Park Day Website.
Registration: Required
Sat 11 May
Spring Woodlawn Photography Walk
Saturday, May 11, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Woodlawn Beach State Park
Woodlawn Beach offers stunning views of Lake Erie and its surroundings, making it the perfect location for capturing the beauty of spring. Enjoy a spring photography and nature walk for everyone. Registration Required on Eventbrite.com
Registration: Required

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach