2023 Beach Open/Peak Season Dates/Hours:

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. 

Admission (Peak/Beach Season):
$7 per vehicle (pay at the gate)
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 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+)

SeasonPassLinkQuestions?? Contact us at (315) 451-6249 or reservations@ongov.net.
Not sure how to navigate our system?
 Click here first for a step by step guide. 

The Onondaga County Health Department samples both beaches approximately every two weeks during the summer season. Click here to see the most recent results.

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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