Swimming at Hamlin Beach has been extended: Swimming will be open Sept. 10, 11, 17 and 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hamlin Beach State Park's clear water, sandy beaches and 264 tent and trailer campsites bring thousands of visitors to the park each year. The Yanty Creek Marsh area at the east end of the park has a mile long self-guided trail. In addition, there are 6 miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as snowmobile and cross-country skiing. Visitors can launch car-top boats, fish for salmon and trout and enjoy the picnic facilities.
Hamlin Beach Tent and Trailer Campsite 2016 Information and Rules
Read more about the CCC-Camp Restoration Project and Self-Guided Tour.
Current Water Quality - Beach Results
Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Proof of rabies inoculation. Animals are Not allowed in bathing areas. For campers, if your site allows pets, there is a two-pet maximum.
CAMPER REGISTRATION at MAIN OFFICE:
Spring & Fall
8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri – Sat
9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sun – Thurs
Peak Season - 8a.m. – 9 p.m. Daily
Hours Subject to change.
- No camping registration after 9pm.
- Visiting hours for camping are from 7am-9pm.
Shelters: Available for reservation from May 7 to October 30 from 9am - 10pm. Various Fees.
Shelter Reservations can be made starting the second Monday in January for each calendar year. For information, call 585-964-2462.
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.
Loops B, C, D are open 5/13 – 10/16
Loops E, F are open 5/13 – 9/5, 10/6-10/10
Loop A is open 5/20 – 9/5, 10/6-10/10
30 AMP Sites are $24.00 per night
50 AMP sites are $26.00 per night
NOTE: An additional $4/night Friday, Saturday and Holiday. $5.00/night surcharge for Out of State Residents
For reservations call 1-800-456-2267 or reserveamerica.com
PETS: 2 Pets ONLY allowed in "A" "B" and "C" LOOPS ONLY. They must be on a leash (max. 6ft. long) and have a current rabies certificate. Pets are not allowed in the restrooms
Extra Vehicle Fee: Each campsite is permitted one vehicle with free entry. Second vehicles must pay user fee once for the duration of the stay. All additional vehicles must pay upon each entry.
No camping registration after 9pm. Visiting hours for camping are from 7am-9pm.
Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.
Highlights of Hamlin Beach State Park:
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Look and listen for these birds at our Park:
Everyone is a Steward: Be a Hamlin Beach State Park Hero!
For more information, please read our Trail Tips!
When you enter or leave Lake Ontario:
Ask a Naturalist!
Q: Are there any rare species in Hamlin Beach State Park?
A: Hamlin Beach State Park holds a rare erosional bluff ecological community, which is one of only three in New York State. Erosional bluffs are the sandy, sparsely vegetated slopes facing Lake Ontario on the west end of the park. They support populations of beach grass, seaside goldenrod, and bayberry. In addition, Hamlin Beach State Park is a migration route for rare bird species like the least bittern. It is important to observe these species from a respectful distance in order to not further diminish their numbers.
Q: What kinds of birds can I see in Yanty Marsh?
A: Yanty Marsh supports many diverse bird species. Some of these include red-breasted merganser, least bittern, great blue heron, green heron, mute swan, killdeer, and spotted sandpiper.
Q: Can I climb on the bluffs?
A: Climbing on the erosional slope/bluff community leads to quicker erosion of the bluffs, trampling of the native vegetation, and may provide a means for the introduction of non-native plant species. Illegal climbing on the bluff endangers the ecological community as well as individual safety.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT OUR PARK!
The New York State Park Police will be holding a snowmobile safety certification course for youth on December 17, 2016 from 8am to 4pm. The course will be held at the Hamlin Beach State Park Conference Room, Hamlin, NY. Lunch will be provided.
The course is targeted for young persons ages 10 to 18.
New York State law requires that all youth, ages 10 to 18, must have a snowmobile safety certificate to operate a snowmobile alone anywhere other than on family owned or leased land. Youth who complete the training and pass the exam will receive their certification.
Pre-registration is required. Call the New York State Park Police at 585-658-4692 to register for the course. Space will be limited so call early.
For further information, call 585-658-4692 or write Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427.