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.
For information on the water report for swimming, hours of operation, prices and additional phone numbers please call: 716-826-1930
2023 Swimming Season
Memorial Day Weekend (Friday May 26th thru Monday May 29th) - June 11 weekends only, 11am - 6:45pm
June 17th - Labor Day, daily, 11am - 6:45pm
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.
Non-profit seasonal $75