LAKESIDE BEACH STATE PARK
Lakeside Beach State Park, located in Waterport, New York, was established in 1962 and opened for camping in 1968. Originally the property was farm land with fruit orchards
and lake front cottages. Today, several spots in the camping area still
show concrete supports and slabs
where cottages once stood.|
The 743 acres of land that make
up the park are located along Lake
Ontario between its shoreline and
the Lake Ontario State Parkway.
The first entrance road was located across from the " D " loop.
When the parkway was extended in
1970, the entrance road was moved
to its present location. The picnic area
was contracted in 1977 through 1979
and opened to the public in 1980.
FACILITIES AND PARK OPERATIONS
Lakeside Beach State Park offers
an outstanding panoramic view of
Lake Ontario with the serene atmosphere of country living, surrounded
by fruit orchards and farm lands.
Camping is open from late April to late October|
Park open all winter for:
- Cross-country Skiing
274 Camp sites (all electric)
One Pavilion (reservable)
Playground and Playing Fields
Picnic Areas with Tables & Fireplaces
Hot showers/flush toilets
Trailer dumping station
Camp store & laundromat
Camp Recreation Program (summer only)
Campsites are available by calling the
New York State Camping and Cabin Reservation
Online Reservations can be made at:
As far as the Public Parks, this one has to be our most favorite. Very clean and spacious, this park is beautiful! If you reserve ahead of time, I recommend the prime sites on the lake, or the "D" loop. These sites are located in the "non-pet" areas however. With 4 playgrounds, the children will have fun! |
A short drive into town has restaurants, and my favorite "Brown's Berry-Patch". An orchard with pick-your-own produce, bakery, gift shop, ice cream, and petting zoo. The Fall Festival was one the kids will remember! Clowns and face painting, along with other activities made this a memorable trip.
We have camped here several times, and have our reservations made for this year already! I would advise anyone traveling in northern New York State to visit Lakeside Beach State Park.
Information, other than Persnal Review, quoted from the NY State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation brochure.
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