Onondaga County Parks offers two great options when it comes to beach time fun, Jamesville Beach Park in Jamesville and Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton. 


May 25 - June 9: Saturday & Sunday (& Memorial Day) • 11am - 6pm

June 15 - August 18: 
Friday - Sunday (& July 4) • 11am - 6pm; Monday - Thursday • 12pm - 6pm
Dates/Hours are subject to change.


$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...

SAVE Time & Money... Purchase a 2024 Season Beach Pass online! 
Passes are valid at both Jamesville Beach Park and Oneida Shores Park.
From a desktop or mobile device, create a new* account, choose type of pass & submit payment.
Your pass will be mailed within 3 business days.

Beach Pass Icon 460 x 280 px2Click 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+)

In-person sales, cash only, will be available at both beaches during beach open hours, see above for dates.

Contact us at (315) 451-6249 or reservations@ongov.net.

*Please note: We are utilizing a new system this year so your login from last year will not work, you will need to create a new one.

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). 


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. 

Visit Jamesville Beach Park Activities

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. 

Visit Oneida Shores Park Activities

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.

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