Delta Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide

New York

Delta Lake State Park covers 720 acres on a peninsula into the Delta Reservoir, which was originally created to provide water for the New York State Barge Canal. The park itself came into being 1962 and was only 350 acres. The state acquired the additional 370 acres in 2005. Today, it abuts the city of Rome and provides visitors with opportunities to hike and bike, swim, boat, and fish. Unlike many state parks in New York and other states, the level of comfort at the campsites is higher than usual.

Nearby Cities:

  • Rome, NY

  • Utica, NY

  • Oneida, NY

  • Syracuse, NY

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Spring 41-71 F
Summer 72-82 F
Fall 32-75 F
Winter 15-52 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Delta Lake State Park

Campground Accommodations

Delta Lake State Park Campground

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 40 feet

  • Other amenities: Communal potable water, fire rings, picnic tables, baseball diamonds, playground, restaurant, restrooms, showers, beach, dump station, first-aid station, volleyball court, basketball court, and six picnic pavilions

West Canada Creek Campground

West Canada Creek Campground offers a picturesque atmosphere for relaxing. The campground is near Adirondack Park in New York, which is within range of the Adirondack Mountains. It provides an assortment of thrilling outdoor activities, such as canoeing, swimming, tubing and fishing. It also offers family-oriented camping with tents, cabins and full hookups. Other available activities include kayaking, hiking, biking and volleyball.

Mayfair Campground

Mayfair Campground sits on 55 acres along Fish Creek near Oneida Lake in Blossvale, NY. The campground has its sites in a wooded area with some breathtaking scenery. It offers five-way hookups that include water, cable, electric, sewer and telephone. Some of the campground’s attractive amenities and facilities include riverside walking and jogging trails, fishing and wildlife observation, a beach, free showers, a camp store, playgrounds, a recreation building, a game room, boating docks and laundry facilities.

Treasure Isle RV Park

Treasure Isle RV Park sits on 42 acres near Sylvan Beach, NY, and has about 75 sites. Some of the activities you can pursue while at the park include fishing, swimming, boating, camping, hiking, biking, basketball, volleyball and tetherball. The campground has further amenities that make it appealing to visitors, such as a video arcade, docks, horseshoe pits, a camp store, clean restrooms and showers, Wi-Fi hot spots, fire rings and picnic tables for each site, pet-friendly sites and handicap-accessible facilities.

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What to Do at
Delta Lake State Park

The fishing, boating, and swimming are highlights of things to do at Delta Lake State Park. Picnics by the lakeside, under a pavilion or not, are also popular, and the playground, courts, and fields are terrific for active families.

If you fish, then be ready to plop something onto the grill once you reel it in. Take an easy hike after supper to "work it off" and then enjoy the sunset over the water.

Inside Delta Lake State Park

Delta Lake State Park has plenty to offer in terms of amenities, scenery and activities to make your stay or visit fun and memorable. Some of the activities you can take part in at the park include biking, bird-watching, picnicking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hiking, volleyball, baseball and basketball. Guests looking to engage in water-based activities can look forward to opportunities for jet skiing, sailboarding, powerboating, swimming, fishing and canoeing. The park offers magnificent scenery that you can enjoy while hiking or taking a stroll around. 

Hiking Hiking

The hiking trail in Delta Lake State Park is a shade more than 2 miles long. It's nearly completely flat, and it winds through the woods. It's a great trail for "laps" as the trees provide shade. The trail is wide enough, too, for safe biking.

Flora and Fauna

Yellow trout lily, pink lady's slipper, and red columbine are three wildflowers that you might find along the hiking trail. As the park takes up nearly the entire peninsula, and wildlife would have to cross traffic, there aren't many species in Delta Lake State Park other than birds. Fortunately, the birds are plentiful and include many common wading species like herons and bitterns. You'll also find mallards, mergansers, and other ducks. Rarely, you might catch sight of endangered cormorant species.

Geocaching Geocaching

Delta Lake State Park is part of the 2023 Central New York Geocaches Challenge. There are 70 caches in Central New York, and if you collect at least 45 of them, then you receive a collectible coin for the achievement. Delta Lake State Park can be one of your 45, so bring your detective gear along.

Fishing Fishing

Anglers have caught northern pike longer than 4 feet in Delta Reservoir, and they also regularly take 2-foot to 3-foot walleyes. Perch and chain pickerel are also abundant. Slightly less-common species include brown bullhead and pumpkinseed.


Most boats are allowed on the lake. Remember to clean all of the "aquatic hitchhikers" off your boat before launching. Water skiers and Jet-Skiers are required to steer clear of the well-marked swimming areas.

Swimming Swimming

You may only swim in the designated areas when lifeguards are on duty and when there is no water advisory. The park staff regularly test the water, but being able to swim isn't guaranteed. Therefore, it's a good idea to check with park staff before arrival.

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How to Get to
Delta Lake State Park

From Syracuse, take the New York State Thruway east to Exit 33. Follow Route 365 until you merge left onto Route 26. Follow signs to Erie Boulevard, and take that north. Merge right onto Black River Boulevard North, which is also Route 46. Follow that all the way to Delta Lake State Park.

From the Canadian border or cities like Watertown and Fort Drum, proceed south on Route 81 from the border to Watertown. Then, follow Route 12 south. Route 12 becomes Route 29, which then intersects with Route 26. Continue south on Route 26 until you reach Route 60, which is also called Elmer Hill Road. Follow that east until you reach Route 46. Then, turn north on Route 46, following it to Delta Lake State Park.

From Utica and all points east, take the New York State Thruway west to Exit 33 and proceed from there the same as you would if you were coming from the west.

Entering Delta Lake State Park

Remember, the New York State Thruway doesn't take cash anymore. There are license plate readers that will record your license and then send you your bill in the mail. If you've rented an RV for this trip, then it would be a good idea to sign up for E-ZPass and prepay your Thruway tolls online. Also, there is a 30% surcharge if you're not an E-ZPass member, so signing up is a good way to save money in any event.

It's $7 per day to park in the day-use area at Delta Lake State Park. The use of the boat launch and beach are included in the day pass.

Delta Lake State Park Cars : $7.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Delta Lake State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Delta Lake State Park?

Any season is good to visit. During the winter, for example, the hiking trail becomes a snowmobile and snowshoe trail. You can ice fish on the lake, too. Spring and fall are good to observe migrating bird species, and the summer is the best time for swimming or hiking on the forest trail in the mild weather. Remember, you can only swim from May through Labor Day when lifeguards are on duty.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Delta Lake State Park?

It's mostly birds, and most of those are waterfowl and wading species. There are songbirds, too, but not as many.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Delta Lake State Park?

Yes, there are 101 RV-specific campsites at Delta Lake State Park. All of them have either 30-amp or 50-amp electrical hookups.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Delta Lake State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations are not required, but they are strongly recommended during peak season because you might not get a campsite without one. Depending on the amenities at your specific campsite, it'll be from $15 to $33 per night. Out-of-state residents pay an additional $5 per night fee.

Are pets allowed at Delta Lake State Park?

Yes, you may bring your pets to Delta Lake State Park. They're not allowed on the beach or in the buildings, and you must keep them leashed when they're not in your vehicle or in a tent.