2023 BEACH OPEN:
May 27 - June 11: Saturday & Sunday (& Memorial Day) • 11am - 6pm
June 17 - August 20: Friday - Sunday (& July 4) • 11am - 6pm; Monday - Thursday • 12pm - 6pm
Dates/Hours are subject to change.
Is the BEACH OPEN for swimming?? The Onondaga County Health Department tests the water quality at both beaches approximately every two weeks during the summer season. Click here to see if the beaches are currently open for swimming, and view the most recent water quality testing results, strongly recommended BEFORE heading to the beach(es).
$7 per vehicle, cash only
Seniors (62+) - $4 per vehicle - Monday-Thursday only, excluding holidays
Active Military & Veterans - Free admission for one car
Must present military I.D., Onondaga County FAVOR card, discharge papers or another form of official military identification.
OR pay once and go all season...
Season Beach Passes, valid at Jamesville Beach AND Oneida Shores Park, are available to purchase online beginning April 1. In-person sales, cash only, are available at both beaches during beach open hours, see above for dates.
Click here for beach pass rules & conditions of use.
- $50 per vehicle - Onondaga County Resident
- $100 per vehicle - Non-Resident
- $21 per vehicle - Seniors, Resident & Non-Resident (62+)
Jamesville Beach Park
300' of lifeguard patrolled waterfront featuring a 0' - 4' shallow water zone, a 4' - 10' deep water zone with floating platform, and a 3000' square foot inflatable raft zone. Swimming is permitted only during scheduled beach hours when lifeguards are on duty. Click here for admission information. Click here for current beach hours.
Oneida Shores Park
A sandy waterfront with guarded swimming area, a section for inflatables, bathhouse, and children's playground on the largest lake entirely in New York State. Swimming is permitted only during scheduled hours when lifeguards are on duty. Click here for admission information. Click here for current beach hours.
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.