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Eel Weir State Park

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Eel Weir State Park is located on the Oswegatchie River two miles from Black Lake. Both waterways are known for excellent bass fishing and are ideal for canoes or rowboats. As it is small and secluded, the park is a perfect place to get away from it all. Thirty-eight campsites are available, as are a picnic area and pavilion.

Must have proof of current rabies vaccination - certificate inoculation or dated collar tag. Household pets only, caged or on a leash, not more than 6 feet. Not permitted in picnic areas. For campers, if your site allows pets, there is a two-pet maximum.

Hours of Operation

  • 2016 Camping Season: 5/27 - 9/4

    *Campsites are walk-in only. No reservations.
  • Open from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend.
  • Shelter Rentals: 5/27 - 9/5, by permit

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.

Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.

  • Campsites
  • $15-$23/night

    *Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents

  • Shelter Reservation
  • $50
  • Vehicle Entry Fees
  • Day Use $6

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

    Toll Booth Hours:
    Opening to 6/16: 8AM to 4PM
    6/17 - Close: 8AM to 8PM


Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Campsites
  • Grills
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Tent/Trailer Sites (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Fishing