Fair Haven Beach State Park
Oswego, NY

About Fair Haven Beach State Park

Lake Side Rating
  • Campsites in the Drumlin Section

  • Boat Launch

  • Looking West Towards the Main Beach on Lake Ontario

  • Campsites in the Bluffs Area

  • View from Lakeview Camping Area

  • Washroom Facilities in Lakeview Camping Area

  • Park Entrance

  • Playground Area in the Bluffs Area

  • Park Store Across from the Park Entrance

  • Swans on The Pond

  • Walkway Along Lake Ontario

  • Picnic Area Near Pond Shore Cabin Area

  • Looking Towards the Pier from Far West

  • Sunset at the Pier on Lake Ontario

  • The Bluffs Below Lakeview Camping Area

  • View From the Beach Looking East on Lake Ontario

  • Common Tern Gather on the Beach

  • Looking Across The Pond

  • Sunset on the Beach Looking West Across Lake Ontario

  • View of Lake Ontario from Lakeside Camping Area

Fair Haven Beach State Park has one of the finest public lakefronts in upstate New York, with high bluffs above sandy beaches and hilly woodlands. The park features 1500 feet of beautiful sandy beach including 600 feet of guarded swimming area. Inland, Sterling Pond and Creek are centrally located amongst the geological transition between wood and water. Campsites and cabins are nestled within the gently rolling woodlands. Fishing and boating opportunities are plentiful in Lake Ontario and the adjoining Little Sodus Bay.

Fair Haven offers 183 campsites of which 7 are directly on the water. Campsites up in the Bluff area offer great views over looking Lake Ontario. The main attraction here is the extensive beach area and the boating / fishing opportunities.

There are also 33 cabins available.

Fair Haven Beach State Park is located in upstate New York on the Lake Ontario shoreline.

Fair Haven Beach Quick Peek 

Overview
  1. Located on the Lake Ontario shoreline near Oswego, NY
  2. 183 sites, 182 are reservable, 7 sites are on the water, 46 with electric along with 32 cabins and 4 full service cottages
  3. one of the finest public lakefronts in upstate NY with high bluffs above sandy beaches and hilly woodlands
  4. 1500 feet of sandy beach including 600 feet of guarded swimming area
  5. inland centrally located ponds offer excellent paddling, fishing and boating opportunities
Campground Feature Summary
    Large lake. Large sandy beach. Easy access sites. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites not directly by the water. A few sites directly by the water. Deep sites set back from the road. Mainly level sites. Many sloped sites. Fairly shaded sites. Semi-wooded. Very busy during summer months / holiday weekends. Boat mooring/dockage available. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.

Camping Fees

Nightly camping fee $15/night, add $6 for electric sites, add $5 for lake view sites
Weekend/Holiday surcharge $4/night
Out of state patrons surcharge $5/night

Camping Season Dates

Fri Apr 8, 2016 thru Sun Oct 16, 2016
Fri Apr 7, 2017 thru Sun Oct 15, 2017

Campgrounds Within a 60 Minute Drive

Cayuga Lake: 38.0 miles, 49 min
Selkirk Shores: 33.8 miles, 50 min

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