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Overview of Hamlin Beach State Park

Hamlin Beach State Park, located in New York State, is a popular spot for a variety of outdoor activities, including camping, swimming, hiking, picnicking, and fishing. This park is situated along the south shore of Lake Ontario in the town of Hamlin, just north of Rochester, offering scenic views of the lake and a peaceful getaway spot for visitors.

Camping Info

Facilities: The park provides multiple camping options including tent and trailer sites with a range of modern amenities such as electric hookups and a dump station for RVs.

Reservations: It's recommended to book your camping site in advance, especially during peak season, as the park is quite popular. Reservations can be made online via the New York State Parks website or through their booking system, ReserveAmerica.

Season: The camping season typically runs from early spring to late fall. For exact dates, check the New York State Parks website or call the park directly for the current year's camping schedule.


  • Picnic Areas: Equipped with tables and grills, ideal for day visitors or campers looking to cook and dine outdoors.
  • Playgrounds: Suitable for families with children, providing a safe and enjoyable area for play.
  • Swimming: The park offers a sandy beach on Lake Ontario with designated swimming areas; lifeguards are usually on duty during summer months.
  • Hiking Trails: Various nature trails for scenic walks or jogging.
  • Boat Launch: Access for boats into Lake Ontario is available.
  • Fishing: Opportunities for angling in Lake Ontario or within the park's boundaries in designated areas.

Policies and Regulations

  • Pets: Most New York State Parks, including Hamlin Beach, allow pets on leashes not more than six feet in length. However, pets are not allowed on the beach, in bathing areas, or in picnic areas.
  • Alcohol: The consumption of alcohol is generally allowed within the confines of your camping area, but public intoxication and underage drinking are strictly prohibited.
  • Fires: Fires are limited to designated areas, such as fire rings and grills. The collection of firewood may be restricted to prevent the spread of invasive species.
  • Quiet Hours: Typically, quiet hours are observed from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM to ensure a peaceful environment for all campers.

Local Attractions And Activities

  • Nature Interpretive Programs: The park often offers educational programs about local wildlife and ecology.
  • Boating and Water Sports: The expansive waters of Lake Ontario offer ideal conditions for various water activities.
  • Nearby Attractions: The park is within driving distance to other tourist sites, including Niagara Falls and the Finger Lakes region.
  • Winter Activities: In winter months, activities such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular in the park.

Contact Information and Directions

For more detailed information regarding camping reservations, park rules, and seasonal activities at Hamlin Beach State Park, it's best to consult the New York State Parks website or contact the park directly.

When planning to visit, use a navigation device or a map service for exact driving directions from your location to Hamlin Beach State Park. The park's address, contact phone number, and email are usually listed on the official state park website for reference and inquiries.

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