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Woodlawn Beach State Park

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Due to current water conditions, the swimming area at the park is temporarily closed

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

Please note this park accepts the Empire Passport, but does not sell it.

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, nature trails and a playground on the beach.

A nature center/bathhouse complex, with exhibits that highlight the park's natural history, is connected to the beach by an interpretive nature boardwalk through wooded wetlands. A unique special events space is available for parties and other gatherings; please call the park office for further information.

For Woodlawn Beach status and water quality results please see:

**Please note, due to an open Request for Proposal, the Woodlawn Lodge is unable to secure reservations. For more information please call (716) 822-1207**

Pet Policy: 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 guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).

Hours of Operation

  • For information on the water report for swimming, hours of operation, prices and additional phone numbers please call: 716-822-1207

    Swimming Hours
    10am -6pm

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
    Cars: $5 if water entry is closed

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

Sat 05 Sep
Beach Sunset & Full Moon Photography Walk
Saturday, September 5, 2020 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Woodlawn Beach State Park
Lake Erie has the best sunsets so bring your phone or camera to capture the colors, followed by the full moon rise! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Wed 16 Sep
Wednesday Woods Walk
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Woodlawn Beach State Park
Join us for a hike along the boardwalk and trails to explore a freshwater sand dune environment. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Hiking
  • Playgrounds
  • Swimming Beach