Westcott Beach State Park RV & Campground Guide

New York

Enjoy playing on Lake Ontario while staying at Westcott Beach State Park. This state park sits on a bluff overlooking the lake in the Thousand Islands region and has a small marina. Anglers love to fish from the pier, while children explore the playground and build sandcastles on the beach. Seasonally, people enjoy coming to this park to hunt waterfowl. This park is in Henderson, which is 10 miles northwest of Adams, 19 miles southeast of Watertown, and 66 miles north of Syracuse.

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Spring 33-55 F
Summer 55-77 F
Fall 45-67 F
Winter 14-32 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Westcott Beach State Park

Camping under the tall trees, playing on the sandy beach, and running across the open meadows are great ways to reconnect with nature at this New York state park, so be sure to bring your RV so that you can stay as long as possible. If you do not have an RV, rent one from RVshare.

Association Island KOA

Rent a boat at the marina to enjoy playing on Lake Ontario, or challenge your friends to a game of shuffleboard or basketball at Association Island KOA. Rates start at about $80 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Marina, swimming pool, clubhouse

Lake RV Park & Resort

Use the boat ramp to launch your vessel onto Lake Ontario while your children play on the playground at Willows on the Lake RV Park & Resort. Rates start at about $35 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Boat ramp, playground, fish-cleaning station

Bedford Creek Campground & Marina

Bedford Creek Campground & Marina offers Lake Ontario boat rentals, a jumping pillow, and a miniature golf course. Rates start at about $44 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Boat rentals, ice cream shop, miniature golf course

Southwick Beach State Park

Southwick Beach State Park is on Lake Ontario’s eastern shore. You will love playing on the beach, hiking along the trails, and deer hunting at this park. Rates start at about $18 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Fishing, picnic shelters, hiking trails

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What to Do at
Westcott Beach State Park

Inside Westcott Beach State Park

Swim in Lake Ontario at Westcott Beach State Park or go fishing from the pier. You can easily launch boats at the marina. Seasonally, go hunting for geese, coot, ducks, and brants. 

Outside Westcott Beach State Park

While playing on Lake Ontario is the primary reason people head to the Henderson area to camp, there are many other things you may want to do. If you decide not to go fishing, there are a plethora of fabulous restaurants available to visit. There are also delightful shops and other marvelous things to see and do. 


Colleen's Cherry Tree Inn

Colleen's Cherry Tree Inn is a family-friendly restaurant that often hosts fish fries on Friday nights. You will want to stop there from Wednesday through Sunday to try the chicken and biscuits or the huge breakfasts. 

Type: American

Location: 8541 NY-3, Henderson, NY 13650

Ryan's Lookout

Enjoy fabulous views of Lake Ontario while dining on unique pasta choices at Ryan's Lookout. While only open from April through September, you definitely want to start your visit to this restaurant with one of its specialty cocktails.

Type: Italian

Location: 9290 NY-3, Henderson, NY 13650

Westview Lodge

The hardest part of dining at Westview Lodge is choosing between the excellent seafood options, like sea scallops and yellow perch, and the delicious prime rib. If it's the weekend, consider starting your day with a fabulous cooked-to-order breakfast.

Type: American

Location: 13499 County Route 123, Henderson, NY 13650

Good Fellos Brick Oven Pizza and Wine Bar

The chefs use locally sourced ingredients to create the delicious pizza at Good Fellos Brick Oven Pizza and Wine Bar. Enjoy your selection with a drink from the 16 craft beers or the 50 wine choices.

Type: Italian

Location: 202 W Main St, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685

The Sackets Boathouse and Restaurant

You will love the decor of The Sackets Boathouse and Restaurant, which is located inside a 1940s marina. Diners have been coming to this location since 1985 for seafood pasta, baked haddock, and delicious soups, and you will want to join them.

Type: American

Location: 214 West Main Street, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685


Lake Ontario Gift Shop

The Lake Ontario Gift Shop offers nautical-themed gifts inside an early 1900s-era historic gambrel-style home.

Location: 12279 NYS Route 12E Chaumont NY 13622

The Paisley Lily Boutique

Find a variety of home décor and gifts at The Paisley Lily Boutique.

Location: 208 West Main Street, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685

Ollie's Bargain House

Stop at Ollie's Bargain House for various merchandise, including furniture, housewares, toys, toiletries, and snacks at very low prices.

Location: 1222 Arsenal St, Watertown, NY 13601

The Handmaidens Garden

Find a wide selection of tarot and oracle cards and books at The Handmaidens Garden.

Location: 117 W Main St, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685

Agape MCC Thrift Store

Shop for gifts made by craftsmen from around the world on the first floor at Agape MCC Thrift Store. Then, head to the second floor for some thrift-shopping fun.

Location: 136 Court St, Watertown, NY 13601


Robert G. Wehle State Park

Stroll along the paths leading to Lake Ontario before enjoying some fishing fun at Robert G. Wehle State Park.

Location: 5182 State Park Rd, Henderson, NY 13650

Southwick Beach State Park

Take a swim in Lake Ontario, play on the sandy beach, and go hiking at Southwick Beach State Park.

Location: 8119 Southwicks Place, Henderson, NY 13650

Lakeview Wildlife Management Area

Climb the observation tower at Lakeview Wildlife Management Area to view the most extensive natural freshwater barrier beach system in New York State. You can go trapping, hunting, fishing and birding at this park.

Location: Jefferson County, New York

Zoo New York

See indigenous animals from throughout New York at Zoo New York, including black bears, turtles, and lynxes. Stop and see the butterflies in the Butterfly House and the wildflowers around Olmstead Pond.

Location: 1 Thompson Park, Watertown, NY 13601

Jefferson County Historical Society

The Jefferson County Historical Society is spread across several buildings, including the Paddock Mansion built-in 1878. Some believe the spirit of its former owner, who was a local banker, haunts this home. This museum also includes one of the largest collections of Kinne Waterwheels in the world.

Location: 228 Washington St, Watertown, NY 13601

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How to Get to
Westcott Beach State Park

If you want to go to Westcott Beach State Park from Henderson, New York, head north on County Road 72. Turn right on NY 3E and left on Ridge Road. Almost immediately, turn left on Westcott Beach State Park Road. Follow that road for a few feet, and the park will be on your right. 

Entering Westcott Beach State Park

Westcott Beach State Park is open year-round.

Westcott Beach State Park Per car : $8.0

Private automobiles and trucks

Westcott Beach State Park Per commercial bus : $75.0

Commercial tourist buses

Westcott Beach State Park Per non-profit bus : $35.0

Non-profit buses pay a reduced fare. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Westcott Beach State Park

What is the climate of Westcott Beach State Park?

The area around Westcott Beach State Park is known for its humid continental climate. The summers here are generally warm and pleasant, while the winters can be long and cold.

What is the best time of year to visit Westcott Beach State Park?

Visit Westcott Beach State Park during its peak season, May to September, to take advantage of the swimming area, marina, and gorgeous sandy beach. Anglers will want to stop by in the spring or summer for relaxing black bass fishing.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Westcott Beach State Park?

Westcott Beach State Park has 141 campsites along with eight full-service cottages and four group pavilions. All the campsites have convenient electrical hookups. Other amenities include a dump station and a water fill-up station.

Are pets allowed at Westcott Beach State Park?

You're welcome to bring up to two pets, leashed or crated, to the campgrounds and day-use areas. The staff may request to see proof of vaccination. Companion animals are not allowed in buildings or on playgrounds, boardwalks, or guarded beaches.

Is Westcott Beach State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

The showers, playgrounds, picnicking shelters, and food areas are all accessible to those with disabilities. You'll also have no problem accessing a wide and spacious campsite with a great view of the water.