Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

January 04, 2024

Beaver Island State Park (716) 773-3271

NYS Parks to Provide Seasonal Dock Permits Along West River Shoreline Trail

The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that they will be issuing seasonal dock permits along the West River Shoreline Trail - on a first come first serve basis for the 2024 season.

Permit applications will be distributed on Thursday February 1st, 2024, at 8:00am inside the Park Office.  We will extend business hours until 7:00pm that day.  Participants will enter the Park Office and be given a sequential permit application on a first come first served basis.  A waitlist will be started after all applications are handed out.  If applications are still available after 7:00pm, interested parties can call the office anytime, to leave a voicemail or speak with a staffer.  All inquiries will be handled in order until gone.

As a reminder the Park opens for patrons at dawn and there is no overnight parking. Additionally, participants may apply for a permit or serve as a proxy, not both. Please plan accordingly.

Further information is available online at, by calling the Beaver Island State Park Office at 716-773-3271 or emailing