Selkirk Shores State Park RV & Campground Guide

New York

With a total land area of 980 acres, Selkirk Shores State Park is a public recreation area located in Richland, New York. It lies on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario, a popular tourist destination and one of America’s five Great Lakes. The public recreation area sits atop a bluff that overlooks the lake, offering unforgettable views of the sunset. The state park contains attractions such as a swimming beach on the lake, hiking trails, and memorable scenery. It receives about 77,930 visitors per year and is operated by the New York State Office of Parks. Some of the closest cities you can reach near Selkirk Shores State Park are Pulaski, Central Square, and Fulton, New York.

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Spring 20-67 F
Summer 51-79 F
Fall 31-72 F
Winter 10-34 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Selkirk Shores State Park

An RV rental is among the best additions you can make to a journey to Selkirk Shores State Park. Recreational vehicles are packed with useful functions you can take advantage of to enhance your trip. If you don't own an RV, consider renting on through RVshare.

Ontario Shores RV Park

Ontario Shores RV Park is a popular RV campground you can choose to stay at near Selkirk Shores State Park. Some of the amenities offered at this RV park include a swimming pool, hiking trails, and fire pits. The campground offers a peaceful atmosphere to enjoy as you relax between your different adventures. The nightly rate to camp here at a site with full hookups is $48.

Streamside RV Park and Golf Course

Streamside RV Park and Golf Course is a unique campground near Selkirk Shores State Park that includes a golf course on its premises. You can enjoy Divots Restaurant right next to the RV park for great cocktails, live music, and delicious food. Located near Lake Ontario, the scenic campground is in the heart of New York’s Salmon Country. The nightly rate to stay at Streamside RV Park and Golf Course is $30.

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What to Do at
Selkirk Shores State Park

Inside Selkirk Shores State Park

Selkirk Shores State Park features numerous amenities both on the waterfront and on land. Guests can take advantage of the nearby Pine Grove Boat Launch for adventures on the Salmon River. Lake Ontario is open for activities such as swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, and more. Those who are interested in bird-watching can visit the Bird Conservation Area to learn about a variety of regional species. Some types of birds common to the area include American bitterns, black terns, and pied-billed grebes. 

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How to Get to
Selkirk Shores State Park

New York City and Boston are the two closest major cities to Selkirk Shores State Park. On the way from New York City, you should begin by following 6th Ave and I-78 W to NJ-139 W in Jersey City. Next, you'll want to take I-280 W, I-80 W, I-380 N and I-81 N to County Rte 28/Tinker Tavern Rd in Richland and get off at Exit 35. Complete the route by taking County Rte 28 to your destination. 

If you're coming from Boston, start by taking I-90 W from Congress St. Take I-90 W to County Rte 28/Tinker Tavern Rd in Richland and get off at Exit 35. Finish the route by following County Rte 28 to your destination. 

Entering Selkirk Shores State Park

Selkirk Shores State Park stays open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Selkirk Shores State Park Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $0.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Selkirk Shores State Park

What kind of wildlife can be found in Selkirk Shores State Park?

While exploring the trails of Selkirk Shores State Park, you may see white-tailed deer roaming the area. You might also spot pied-billed grebes, bitterns, sharp-shinned hawks, and a variety of songbirds.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Selkirk Shores State Park?

Selkirk Shores State Park is home to a large campground with 132 designated RV campsites. All of these sites are equipped with either 30-amp or 50-amp electricity. Some can accommodate rigs as long as 40 feet.

Are pets allowed at Selkirk Shores State Park?

Pets are permitted at the park, but they must be on leashes of no longer than six feet whenever they're outside your vehicle. However, certain cabins at the campground do not allow pets.

What is the climate of Selkirk Shores State Park?

Selkirk Shores State Park experiences moderate summers and very harsh winters. The winter temperatures can drop as low as 10 degrees with lots of snow. During summer, the temperatures range from 51 to 79 degrees.

What is the best time of year to visit Selkirk Shores State Park?

If you're hoping for warm conditions for activities like swimming, fishing, and boating, then the ideal times to visit the park are between June and September. These are the only months with temperatures consistently above 50 degrees.