Onondaga County Parks

Oneida Shores Park

A sandy shallow beach with the dynamic Driver's Village Playground,  breezy picnic grounds, volleyball courts and great views of New York's largest inland lake create a relaxing waterfront evironment. Our family friendly campground, the closest to I81 in the Northeast, ideally suited to late spring, summer and early fall travelers, anglers and Central New Yorkers looking for a quick getaway.

Oneida Shores County Park is open year-round. Season beach and boat launch passes are available to purchase. Our carry in-carry out policy helps protect the environment and litter bags are provided for your convenience. No glass is allowed and alcohol is limited to one six pack per legal adult. No beer kegs. All areas of the park, except the beach, are accessible and pets, if brought to the park, must be on a leash not longer than 6', inoculated for rabies, and never left unattended.

Things to do at Oneida Shores Park:

Arrowhead Lodge

A secluded forest setting, wall -length fieldstone fireplace and complete kitchen facilities make this year-round facility ideal for business retreats or meetings, weddings, showers, reunions and other large events. Dates at Arrowhead Lodge may be reserved up to two years in advance. Click here for more information.

Picnic Shelters

Six covered shelters are available to reserve for family functions or group parties. These popular spots fill quickly, reservations are taken 11 months in advance, so reserve your date today. Click here for more infomation.

To learn more about Oneida Lake, click here to visit the Oneida Lake Association website.


Mother's Day Weekend - Columbus Day:  6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mid-October - Mid-May : Sunrise - Sunset

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

subject to change


During Beach Season

$7 per vehicle
$35 per bus

Veterans & Active Military
Free Admission for one vehicle/car
Present military I.D., Onondaga County FAVOR card, discharge papers or another form of official military identification.
Beach Season - Seniors
(Monday-Thursday only,
excluding holidays)
$2 per vehicle
Non-Beach Season
Boat Launch
Boat/Personal Water Craft Launch  $10 per launch
Boat Launch - Seniors
(Monday-Thursday only)
$4.00 / launch
Boat Launch ~ Honor Box
$5.00 / launch
Rentals (available during beach hours)
Kayak (1 & 2 person) $10 per hour; $5 seniors, per hour
Power Paddlers (for Kids)

$3 per half-hour; $5 per hour

Season Passes
Boat/Personal Water Craft Launch $100 per trailer
Beach Admission $50 per vehicle - Onondaga County Resident
$75 per vehicle - Non-Resident
Senior Beach Admission $21 per vehicle - Resident & Non-Resident
(62 & over)

Download a Season Beach/Boat Launch Application
Note: Season beach passes are also good at Jamesville Beach.
Season boat passes are also good at Onondaga Lake Park Marina.


9400 Bartell Road
Brewerton, NY 13029
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Park Office -
T: (315) 676-7366
F: (315) 668-6585

Camping Office -
(315) 676-4943
Open Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day
Sunday: 11am-5pm
Monday-Thursday: 2-8pm
Friday: 12-9pm
Saturday: 11am-9pm

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.