Onondaga County Parks

Jamesville Beach Park


The clear, cool waters of Jamesville Reservoir and sparkling Butternut Creek offer the ideal place to cool off on a hot summer day.

At the beach, 100 yards of lifeguarded waterfront up to 4' shallow water area, a 7'-10' deep water zone and a 3000 square foot inflatable raft zone. The deep water area includes a floating raft which provides experienced swimmers a cool place to hang out, sunbathe or demonstrate their cannonball technique.


Planning a Party?

Acres of groomed lawn and shaded grounds offer prime locations for cookouts. Large parties can be hosted under the Sandpiper and Overlook Shelters or at the Point Tented Area. To reserve one of the shelters or tented areas, call (315) 451-6249. The Special Event Field is available for large private, business and public special events. To reserve the Special Event Field call the park directly at (315)435-5252.

Park Activities

  • Boat Rentals
    We got boat rentals! The protected waters of the Jamesville Reservoir are excellent for paddle boats, row boats, canoes and kayaks which can all be rented at the beach during beach season.
    $10 per hour; $5 per hour - Seniors (62 & over)
    Renters must be at least 18 years old.
  • Volleyball
    Play some volleyball...a regulation size sand court is located near the beach. Ball available at Lifeguard office at the Visitor Center.
  • Trails
    The Fishing Access Trail, 200 yards long and 8-10' wide features good access for shoreline fishing in the Reservoir and Butternut Creek and leads to the 1/4 mile Off-Leash Dog Walking Trail. The 10k Cross-Country Running Trail is 5-16' wide and features measured distances, marked start and finish lines and course markers and also leads to the Dog Trail. All trails are a combination of natural, bark chip and grass surfaces.
  • Disc Golf
    Fun for the whole family, the Jamesville Beach Disc Golf Course now offers 18 challenging holes. The game is a great combination of frisbee and golf. The Disc Golf Course is open April - October during park hours. Players can bring their own discs or borrow from the Visitor Center.
    For more information about Disc Golf, including rules, visit the Professional Disc Golf Assocation. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
  • Fishing
    Access points along the shoreline, as well as, Butternut Creek provide the chance to catch warm and cold water game.

Dogs in the Park

Pets must be on a leash not longer than 6', inoculated for rabies and never be left unattended. Mutt mitts and receptacles are provided for cleaning up after your dog. Dogs are not allowed on the beach, playground, in buildings or in the beach picnic areas during beach season. Pets are not allowed at special events. There is an designated off leash area in the park.

Off-Leash Area Rules
•Under visual and voice control of owner, pets may run free in the Special Event Field section of the the park EXCEPT during Special Events. Pets are not allowed at Special Events.
•Pets must be controlled by owners at all times.
•When leaving the off-leash area, dogs must be leashed, see information above.
•Owners must clean-up after their pets. Clean-up mitts and waste stations are located throughout the park.




April: 9am - 6:30pm
May - August: 9am - 8:30pm
September: 9am - 7:30pm
October: 9am - 6:30pm

November - March: Closed

2014 Beach Season Hours: 

May 24 - June 15: Friday - Sunday & Memorial Day • 11am - 6pm
June 16 - August 17: Friday - Sunday • 11am - 6pm / Monday - Thursday • 12 - 6pm 
August 23 & 24: 11am - 6pm
The beach is closed to swimming August 18-22

Schedule subject to change



Free during Non-Beach Season

During Beach Season

$7 per car daily
$35 per bus daily
Seniors (62 & over), Monday - Thursday only, excluding holidays: $2 per car

Free Admission for Veterans and Active Military for one vehicle/car.
Present military I.D., Onondaga County FAVOR card, discharge papers or another form of official military identification.

Beach Season Pass - Also valid for entry at Oneida Shores Park

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$50 per vehicle - Onondaga County Resident
$75 per vehicle - Non-Resident
$21 per vehicle - Seniors, Resident & Non-Resident (62 & over)

Season Passes are available to purchase at Jamesville Beach Visitor Center & Oneida Shores Park.

Beachside Boat Rentals - Rowboats; Canoes; Kayaks; Paddle Boats
Available during beach season

$10 per hour; $5 per hour - Seniors (62 & over)
Renters must be at least 18 years old.



Physical Address:
Jamesville Beach Drive
Jamesville, NY 13078

Mailing Address:
4110 West Shore Manor
Jamesville, NY 13078

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T: (315) 435-5252
F: (315) 435-1419 fax

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