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Lake Welch Beach - Harriman State Park

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800 Kanawaukee Road
Stony Point, NY 10980
Latitude 41.232780200599997
Longitude -74.080595307999999

Lake Welch Beach State Park's man-made Lake Welch, with its half-mile-long sandy beach in the wooded hills of the Ramapo Mountains, is the largest beach in Harriman State Park. Originally a small body of water with farmland around the edges, Lake Welch became the large lake that it is today when a dam was completed in 1942. The park offers cool breezes, swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and camping in adjacent Beaver Pond Campground. Winter activities include ice fishing and snowmobiling.

Please note that alcohol is not permitted at this site.


Current Water Quality - Beach Results


Not permitted.

Hours of Operation

  • Park Hours:
    9/8/15 - 10/12/15: Seven days a week, 8am-4pm;
    10/13/15 - 4/22/16: Mondays - Fridays, 8am-4pm, closed weekends & holidays;
    4/23/16 - 5/27/16: Seven days a week, 8am-4pm
  • Swimming: Currently closed.

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.

  • Bus Permits
  • Commercial: $100
    Non-profit: $60
  • Metal Detecting Permit
  • $20 per permit
  • Swimming
  • 5/23 - 6/21: Weekends & holidays only
    6/22 - 9/7: Daily

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Swimming Season
    $10/car parking fee applied on following dates from:
    8:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekdays
    7:00 AM to 5:00 PM weekends/holidays

    5/28 – 6/19
    10:00 AM to 5:45 PM, weekends and holidays, only

    6/20 – 9/5
    10:00 AM to 5:45 PM, weekdays
    9:00 AM to 6:45 PM, weekends and holidays, only

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Grills
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Snowmobiling