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Coles Creek State Park

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Coles Creek State Park has wooded and open campsites near a swimming beach on Lake St. Lawrence. The lake is ideal for boating and fishing as well. A marina on the mouth of Coles Creek lies just north of the park entrance. The park also has a playground, playing fields and a large pavilion.


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

Hours of Operation

  • The park open in mid-May and closes after Columbus Day.
  • 2015 Swimming Season: 6/20 - 9/7, 10 am - 6 pm.

    *Update, August 27: Swimming at Coles Creek State Park is temporarily closed. Please contact the park office for a status update before travelling.
  • 2015 Camping/Cabin Season: 5/9 - 9/12
  • Boat Dockage: By Concession
  • Shelter Rentals (2): 5/9 - 9/7, by permit
  • Waterfowl hunting is permitted in season. Deer hunting is allowed in season in a designated area south of Route. 37.

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.

  • Camping
  • $18-$34/night

    *Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents

  • Shelter reservations
  • $100 (By Permit)
  • Vehicle Entry Fees
  • Day Use (Peak) $7
    After 4 PM $5
    Day Use (NonPeak) $6
    After 4 PM $4

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

    Opening - 6/19: 10:30am-6:30pm
    6/20 - 9/6: 7am-9pm
    9/7 - Close: 10:30am - 6:30pm


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
  • Boat Rentals
  • Camper Recreation (Accessible)
  • Campsites
  • Dockage
  • Dumping Stations
  • Food
  • Grills
  • Marina
  • Pavilions (Accessible)
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Powerboats
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach
  • Tent/Trailer Sites (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)