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Status: Open through Sat Nov 28 2015   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Apr 05 2016   Later Dates
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Take the Virtual Tour! - FAIR HAVEN BEACH STATE PARK

Fair Haven Beach State Park has one of the finest public lakefronts in upstate New York, with high bluffs above sandy beaches and hilly woodlands. The park features 1500 fee of beautiful sandy beach including 600 feet of guarded swimming area. Inland, Sterling Pond and Creek are centrally located amongst the geological transition between wood and water. Campsites and cabins are nestled within the gently rolling woodlands. Fishing and boating opportunities are plentiful in Lake Ontario and the adjoining Little Sodus Bay.


Fair Haven Beach State Park is located in upstate New York on the Lake Ontario shoreline.


Visitors here enjoy sunbathing, swimming and diving boards, biking, boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and camping. Winter snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing are very popular.


Park facilities include two sandy beaches separated by a diving channel with two boards. Boat rentals include row boats, paddle boats, canoes and kayaks which are only for use on the inland Sterling Pond. Three separate campgrounds and a 30 unit cabin colony each contain a centralized restroom building with showers. Two additional cabins and three cottages make up the self contained units available for reservation. Campgrounds consist of 46 electric sites and 138 non-electric sites. A ball field, hiking trail, camp store, concession, 5 picnic areas, 2 family picnic tent rentals and 2 shelters (one heated) are also offered as an attraction to patrons. With fantastic scenic views and an 18 hole golf course this makes for a unique and accommodating destination.

Nearby Attractions:

Selkirk Shores State Park, Fort Ontario State Historic Site, Battle Island State Park, and Cayuga Lake State Park are nearby.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Basketball Net/Court
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Concession
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Sales
  • First Aid Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Ice
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pitching
  • Hot Showers
  • Hunting
  • Parking
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Powerboating
  • Recreation Programs
  • Sail Boarding
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Telephone
  • Volleyball
  • Water Fillup Station
  • Water Skiing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Antiquing
  • Convenience Store
  • Golf
  • Restaurant
Within 10 Miles
  • Shopping
  • Theme Park
Alerts and Important Information
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 and therefore cannot be a guaranteed activity. We apologize for this inconvenience as it may occur with little advance notice. The swimming area is schedule to open the 3rd week of June. Please check back here or contact the park directly for updates and details.

To insure fairness for all NY customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 9-month Maximum Window can not be changed or cancelled until 18 days after the reservation was made.


  • Reservations for campsites may be booked 9 months in advance for a 2-night minimum stay.
  • For those looking to reserve for just 1-night, if you make your reservation within 7 days of your arrival you can book a 1-night stay online or through the Call Center.
  • Maximum of 2 vehicles allowed per campsite. Additional cars will be charged a fee.
  • Campsite Pictures!:See site photos!


  • Cabins are a 2-night minimum during non-peak season.
  • During Peak season, cabins minimum stays run 7 or 14 days only.
  • Full Service Cottages minimum stays run 7 or 14 days ALL SEASON.
  • Access Pass and Lifetime Liberty Pass is not accepted for Full Service Cottages.
  • PETS

  • Only 2 household pets permitted per site; caged or on a leash no more than 6 feet.
  • Proof of rabies inoculation, accepted by certificate only, tags not accepted.
  • Pets not allowed in beach areas.
  • During peak season, a camping party and their equipment may occupy a site for a maximum of 14 continuous days. After which, the camping party and equipment must leave the site and facility for 2 days before registering again for another site.

    IMPORTANT: New York State Parks encourages everyone to be safe outdoors. Please take a few moments to read about the health risks associated with tick bites and some simple steps you can take to safeguard you and your family. http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/04092014Ticks

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    43.34639, -76.68833
    43°20'47"N, 76°41'18"W

    The park is located on Lake Ontario, southwest of Oswego on Rte 104A, 2 miles north of Fair Haven. 315-947-5205

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    ROUTE 104A-P.O. BOX 16
    FAIR HAVEN  NY  13064

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (315)947-5205