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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.

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.

Evening Pictures of Lakeside Beach State Park


Camping is open from late April to late October
Park open all winter for:
- Hiking
- Cross-country Skiing
- Snowmobiling
743 Acres
274 Camp sites (all electric)
No Swimming
One Pavilion (reservable)
Playground and Playing Fields
Picnic Areas with Tables & Fireplaces
Pay Telephones
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 System at

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.

Pictures and graphics ©Candace