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Southwick Beach State Park

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Swimming at Southwick Beach has been extended: Swimming will be open Sept. 10, 11, 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

8119 Southwicks Place
Henderson, NY 13650
Latitude 43.764709
Longitude -76.196342

Southwick Beach State Park is spacious and popular, known for outstanding swimming and sunning on its long sandy beach. Campers and day-users enjoy picnicking, hiking and games on the playing fields. The park is adjacent to the Lakeview Wildlife Management Area, home to the environmentally-sensitive coastal sand dunes. Park nature, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails adjoin the wildlife management area and its trail system, which visitors are encouraged to use. During the winter, snowmobilers are permitted in the park. Deer hunting is allowed south of the park entrance in season.


Current Water Quality - Beach Results


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 or bathing areas. For campers, if your site allows pets, there is a two-pet maximum.

Hours of Operation

  • The park opens in early-May and operates through Columbus Day weekend.
  • 2016 Camping/Cabin Season: 5/13 - 10/9

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.

  • Beach
  • Day Use (Peak) $8
    After 4 PM $6

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

  • Campsites
  • $18-$30/night

    *Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • $8 per vehicle
  • Vehicle Entry Fee
  • Day Use (Peak) $8
    After 4 PM $6
    Day Use (NonPeak) $7
    After 4 PM $5

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

    Toll Booth Hours:
    Opening - 6/17: 7AM - 3PM
    6/18 -9/4: 7AM to 9PM
    9/5 - Close: 7AM to 3PM


Digital Maps

New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.

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
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Campsites
  • Dumping Stations
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Grills
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing Fields
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach
  • Tent/Trailer Sites (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing