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Status: Open through Sun Sep 06 2015   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Apr 07 2016   Later Dates
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Take the Virtual Tour! - WESTCOTT BEACH STATE PARK

Westcott Beach State Park is a popular day-use and camping park on Lake Ontario, with rolling, wooded hills and open, grassy meadows sheltered by Henderson Bay. A spectacular view of Lake Ontario can be scene from the overlook near the plateau camping area. A small marina is adjacent to the long, sandy beach, to accommodate anglers interested in Lake Ontario's excellent black bass fishing. The park also has a children's playground, picnic areas, and hiking trails that do double duty in winter for cross-country skiing.


Westcott Beach State Park is a state park in Jefferson County, located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, in the Town of Henderson.


Beach swimming, boating, children's recreation programs, fishing, hiking, hunting, picnicking, group camping, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing are among the park's enjoyable activity options.


The park's many amenities include individual campsites, a group campsite, pavilion, picnic areas, reservable picnic areas with canopies, playground, and showers. Additional amenities include a beach, a boat launch site, dockage, a dumping station, and playing fields. Most facilities are handicapped-accessible.

Nearby Attractions:

Nearby state parks include Southwick Beach State Park, Long Point State Park, Selkirk Shores State Park, Burnham Point State Park, Whetstone Gulf State Park and Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Basketball Net/Court
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pitching
  • Hunting
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Powerboating
  • Recreation Programs
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sail Boating
  • Showers
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Water Fillup Station
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Boat Rental
  • Convenience Store
  • First Aid Station
  • Golfing
  • Historic Sites
  • Museum
  • Rafting
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
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.

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.

  • Campers must be 18 years old to register and occupy a campsite.
  • If your site allows for pets, only 2 per site are permitted. Current rabies certificate required. Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6ft at all times.
  • Plateau Loop is now PET FRIENDLY
  • Pets are only allowed in designated areas.
  • Pets not allowed in the day-use or beach areas.
  • Please keep fires in designated areas only.
  • There is a mandatory recycling program in effect.
  • Swimming is permitted only when lifeguards are on duty.
  • Campers must be 21 years old or older to possess or consume alcohol.
  • No kegs are allowed at the park.
  • Looking to reserve for just 1-night? If you make your reservation within 3 days of your arrival you can book a 1-night stay online or through the Call Center. This applies only to campsites.
  • Peak Season: 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):
    43.89694, -76.11389
    43°53'49"N, 76°6'50"W

    The park is located off Route 3, three miles west of Sackets Harbor, at Henderson Bay. 315-646-2239

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    12224 NYS RT.3

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (315)646-2239