Lakeside Beach State Park sits on the edge of Lake Ontario near Rochester, New York. It offers 274 campsites as well as hiking and biking trails, fishing, picnic spots, disc golf, and stunning panoramic views of Lake Ontario that draws in thousands of visitors to the area each year. The park is open year-round. Winter activities available in the park include hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.
As with most other New York state parks, Lakeside Beach State Park charges a vehicle entry fee, which is only $6 for cars. Buses for commercial or non-profit use have their own rates. The fee is collected 10 AM to 6 PM on weekends and holidays during the early part of summer season, from late May through mid-June, and daily from mid-June through early September. Late season, in September through October, fees are only collected on weekends and holidays. Camping fees vary from $15 to $27 per night, but are only $5 for New York residents.
There are shelters available for full or half-day rental (half-day only Monday through Friday) during the summer season, from early May through mid-October. Shelter reservations can be made in advance by calling the park office or through the park’s website.
Household pets are allowed in the campground, but must remain in a cage or on a leash of no longer than six feet. As with any other park or public space, always ensure that you clean up after yourself and your pet. Always bring waste bags and plenty of food and water for your pet. There is a limit of no more than two pets per campsite. You should also make sure you have your pet’s current proof of rabies vaccination. And never bring unvaccinated puppies, females in heat, aggressive dogs, or dogs who bark excessively. Following posted signs and common courtesy will ensure that you, your family, and your pet have the best experience possible in beautiful Lakeside Beach State Park.