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Seneca Lake State Park

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Swimming at Seneca Lake State Park is closed for the remainder of the season. The sprayground will remain open Sept, 10, 11, 17 and 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

1 Lakefront Drive
Geneva, NY 14456
Latitude 42.875587
Longitude -76.963539

Seneca Lake State Park overlooks blue water, creating a relaxing experience for swimmers and picnickers. Children will be especially delighted with our Sprayground and Playground facilities. The Sprayground is the first of its kind built in the New York State Parks system with over 100 water jets that spontaneously spray water. Neighboring the Sprayground is the playground with equipment for children ages 4-12. This park also offers 2 excellent marinas, with a total of 132 electric slips and 84 non-electric slips. Transient slips available at both marinas. There is no camping permitted in Seneca Lake State Park.

Pavilion Reservation Information

Current Water Quality - Beach Results


Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Proof of rabies inoculation. Not allowed in bathing areas.

Hours of Operation

  • Park open year-round.
    Vehicle entry fee collected from mid-May to mid-October.
    Restrooms available from May to October.
  • 2016 Swimming Season: 6/18 - 9/5, 11 AM - 7 PM, Thursday-Monday
    Sprayground (weather permitting):
    5/28 - 6/12, 11 AM - 6 PM, weekends only
    6/18 - 9/5, 11 AM - 6 PM, daily

    Extended Season:
    Sept, 10, 11, 17 and 18th
    11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily

    Dates and hours are subject to change. Visitors are strongly encouraged to contact the park office before your visit to confirm swimming & the sprayground are open.
  • Picnic Shelters:
    Reservations available 11 months in advance from May - October.
    All Shelters have standard 6 foot picnic tables, electrical outlets and a large cooking grill.

    Lakeside #1 - located across from the boat launch ramp, can be enclosed or open, maximum occupancy 157 people. 30 Picnic tables.
    FEE: $175.00 Flat Rate

    Lakeside #2 - located along lake or sea wall road across from ball fields, can be either enclosed or open, maximum occupancy 106 people, 18 picnic tables.
    FEE: $150.00 Flat Rate

    Bathhouse #3 - all enclosed, maximum occupancy 47 people, 8 picnic tables.
    FEE: $75.00 Flat Rate

    Bathhouse #4 - enclosed, maximum occupancy 47 people, 8 picnic tables.
    FEE: $75.00 Flat Rate

    Party Tent - 20x40 with sides, occupancy 60 people, 10 picnic tables, NO electricity.
    FEE: $100 Flat Rate
  • Marina:
                     - a boat launching site
                     - hot showers
                     - flush toilets
                     - Marine sewage pump out
  • Boat Launch: Open year-round

    Transient Slips: 4/1 - 10/23
    Seasonal Slips: 4/1 - 10/23 (Half season starts July 15th)

    Canoe/Kayak Rack Rental: 4/1 -11/30

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.

  • Vehicle Entry Fees
  • Cars: $7
    Non-Commercial Bus: $35
    Commercial Bus: $75
    Seasonal Bus Pass: $75

    5/14 - 6/12: 10 AM - 6 PM, weekends & holidays
    6/18 - 9/5: 8 AM - 6 PM, daily
    9/10 - 10/10: 10 AM - 6 PM, weekends & holidays
  • Peddling Permit
  • $400
  • Seasonal Slips
  • Per foot, over 18', non-electric: $42
    Per foot, over 18', electric: $52
    18' and under, non-electric: $625
    18' and under, electric: $800

  • Shelters/Pavilions
  • Lakeside #1: $175
    Lakeside #2: $150
    Lakeside #3: $75
    Lakeside #4: $75
    Party tent 20x40: $100
  • Transient Slips
  • Per night, non-electric: $15
    Per night, electric: $21
    Walk-in fee for transient slip, first night only: $2.75
    Reservation fee for transient slip, first night only: $9
    Out of state resident fee for transient slip, per night: $5
    Fee increase for holidays and weekends: $4

Waterfowl hunting is permitted during the late season only. Please reference the NYS DEC Hunting and Trapping Guide for current dates and rules.

A valid New York State hunting license with the proper hunting stamps will serve as the regional hunting permit. Except where otherwise stated, this is the only permit necessary.

Safety zones and restricted areas are posted to ensure the safety of other park patrons and regional personnel. Signs will be posted at all parks during hunting season to notify patrons of this activity. Handguns will not be permitted in any of the parks. No trapping is allowed.

For additional information, please contact Seneca Lake State Park at: (315) 789-2331

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Dockage
  • Food
  • Grills
  • Marina
  • Marina Pump Out Stations
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions (Accessible)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing Fields
  • Powerboats
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Ice Fishing
  • X-Country Skiing