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Southwick Beach State Park

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Address
8119 Southwicks Place
Henderson, NY 13650
Latitude 43.764709
Longitude -76.196342

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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).

Southwick Beach State Park is spacious and popular, known for outstanding swimming and sunning on its long sandy beach. Campers and day-users enjoy picnicking, hiking and games on the playing fields. The park is adjacent to the Lakeview Wildlife Management Area, home to the environmentally-sensitive coastal sand dunes. Park nature, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails adjoin the wildlife management area and its trail system, which visitors are encouraged to use. During the winter, snowmobilers are permitted in the park. Deer hunting is allowed south of the park entrance in season.

Pavilion Information

Southwick Beach has three pavilions. The day use price is $100 and can accommodate up to 100 people. Reservation fee: $7.25 per rental. This is in addition to the rental fee. All fees paid in advance. Walk-in fee: $1.25 per rental. This is in addition to the rental fee. All fees paid at the facility. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com.

The Vehicle Use Fee (VUF) to gain entry into the park is not included with pavilion rentals.

Parking is NOT GUARANTEED for pavilion rentals, please plan accordingly and arrive early as parking lots fill up quickly on weekend days. Please use this link to download our app to follow live time parking updates and alerts before you arrive to Southwick Beach State Park: https://parks.ny.gov/explorer-app/

Each year the campground makes every effort to provide safe swimming opportunities by testing the water and by keeping the swimming areas staffed with lifeguards. Please be aware that if the safety of our swimmers is compromised due to lack of lifeguard coverage or water quality issues, swimming will be prohibited. Swimming cannot be a guaranteed activity; therefore, we cannot offer refunds on camping stays. We apologize for this inconvenience as it may occur with little advance notice. For up-to-date closures please check current water quality results below.
Current Water Quality - Beach Results

Camping reservations can be made by visiting newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com or by calling 1-800-456-2267.

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).

Hours of Operation

  • The park opens in early-May and operates through Columbus Day weekend.
  • Park open from sunrise to sunset
  • 2024 Camping/Cabin Season: 5/10 - 10/13
  • 2024 Swimming Season: 6/22 - 9/2, 
    Beach/Swimming Hours
    Monday - Thursday 11am - 7pm
    Friday - Sunday 10am - 7pm
  • 2024 Pavilion Rental 
    5/10 - 10/13, by permit
  • Toll Booth Open from May to October

    Hunting is permitted in season by permit only.

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.

  • Beach & Vehicle Entry Fee
  • Toll Booth Open from May to October

    Day Use (Peak) $8

    Bus Use (Daily)
    Commercial $75
    Non Profit $35

  • Campsites
  • $18-$37/night

    *Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents

    Camping reservations can be made by visiting newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com or by calling 1-800-456-2267.To cancel a reservation prior to arrival you can cancel online or contact Reserve America at 1-800-456-2267. If you are cancelling on the day of arrival, you must contact the campground directly. https://parks.ny.gov/camping/things-to-know.aspx

  • Pavilion Rental Fees
  • Pavilion A, B & C: $100.00 plus $7.25 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.

Hunters must obtain a hunting permit from the Westcott beach park office.
Office hours are Monday -Thursday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Phone number for park office 315-938-5083

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Campsites, Cabins & Lodging
  • Fishing
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing Fields
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing
  • Swimming Beach