Jamesville Beach Park

Jamesville Beach Park

mapjamesvillebeachThe clear, cool waters of Jamesville Reservoir and sparkling Butternut Creek offer the ideal place to cool off on a hot summer day.

At the beach, 100 yards of lifeguarded waterfront up to 4' shallow water area, a 7'-10' deep water zone and a 3000 square foot inflatable raft zone. The deep water area includes a floating raft which provides experienced swimmers a cool place to hang out, sunbathe or demonstrate their cannonball technique. Download a Jamesville Beach Park Map.

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Acres of groomed lawn and shaded grounds offer prime locations for cookouts. Large parties can be hosted under the Sandpiper and Overlook Shelters or at the Point Tent Area. To reserve one of the shelters or tented areas, call (315) 451-6249. The Special Event Field is available for large private, business and public special events. To reserve the Special Event Field call the park directly at (315)435-5252.

Jamesville Beach Park

  • Athletic Fields

    Athletic Fields

    Wide-open green space available for whatever recreational activity you're playing.  Be respectful of others using the same area.

  • Canoeing / Kayaking

    Canoeing / Kayaking

    Launch your own non-motorized boat from the nearby parking lot.

  • Disc Golf

    Disc Golf

    Fun for the whole family, the Jamesville Beach Disc Golf Course now offers 18 challenging holes. The game is a great combination of frisbee and golf. The Disc Golf Course is open April - October during park hours. Players can bring their own discs or borrow from the Visitor Center.

    For more information about Disc Golf, including rules, visit the Professional Disc Golf Assocation. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

  • Dogs Allowed

    Dogs Allowed

    Pets must be on a leash not longer than 6', inoculated for rabies and never be left unattended. Mutt mitts and receptacles are provided for cleaning up after your dog. Dogs are not allowed on the beach, playground, in buildings or in the beach picnic areas during beach season. Pets are not allowed at special events. There is an designated off leash area in the park.

    Off-Leash Area Rules

    • Under visual and voice control of owner, pets may run free in the Special Event Field section of the the park EXCEPT during Special Events. Pets are not allowed at Special Events.
    • Pets must be controlled by owners at all times.
    • When leaving the off-leash area, dogs must be leashed, see information above.
    • Owners must clean-up after their pets. Clean-up mitts and waste stations are located throughout the park.
  • Fishing


    Access points along the shoreline, as well as, Butternut Creek provide the chance to catch warm and cold water game. Click here for more information.

  • Picnic Areas

    Picnic Areas

    First-come, first-use sites feature a grill and approximately three picnic tables each.  Picnickers are responsible for removing their own ash from the grill and trash from their picnic site.

  • Playgrounds


    Located adjacent to the beach, Visitor Center and the Sandpiper Shelter.

  • Rentals: Boats

    Rentals: Boats

    Available during Beach Season
    Paddle boats, Row boats, Canoes and Kayaks:
    $10 per hour; Seniors (62+) $5 per hour
    Renters must be 18 years old • All rentals include life jackets

  • Swimming


    300' of lifeguard patrolled waterfront featuring a 0' - 4' shallow water zone, a 4' - 10' deep water zone with floating platform, and a 3000' square foot inflatable raft zone.  Swimming is permitted only during scheduled beach hours when lifeguards are on duty. Click here for current beach hours. Click here to download Season Beach Pass application.

  • Trails (Walking/Hiking)

    Trails (Walking/Hiking)

    The Fishing Access Trail, 200 yards long and 8-10' wide features good access for shoreline fishing in the Reservoir and Butternut Creek and leads to the 1/4 mile Off-Leash Dog Walking Trail. The 10k Cross-Country Running Trail is 5-16' wide and features measured distances, marked start and finish lines and course markers and also leads to the Dog Trail. All trails are a combination of natural, bark chip and grass surfaces.

  • Volleyball


    A regulation size sand court is located near the beach. Ball available at Lifeguard office at the Visitor Center.

Jamesville Beach Park

April: 9am - 6:30pm
May - August: 9am - 8:30pm
September: 9am - 7:30pm
October: 9am - 6:30pm

November - March: Closed

2016 Beach Hours:
May 28 - June 12: Friday - Sunday & Memorial Day • 11am - 6pm
June 17 - August 14: Friday - Sunday & July 4 • 11am - 6pm / Monday - Thursday • 12 - 6pm (Please note: The Beach will be closed June 18 & 19 due to Ironman.)
August 20 & 21: 11am - 6pm

The beach is closed from August 15-19.

Schedule subject to change

Jamesville Beach Park

Free during Non-Beach Season

During Beach Season
$7 per car daily
$35 per bus daily
Seniors (62 & over), Monday - Thursday only, excluding holidays: $2 per car

Free Admission for Veterans and Active Military for one vehicle/car.
Present military I.D., Onondaga County FAVOR card, discharge papers or another form of official military identification.

Beach Season Pass - Passes are also good at Oneida Shores Park

Click here to download a Season Beach Pass application »
$50 per vehicle - Onondaga County Resident
$75 per vehicle - Non-Resident
$21 per vehicle - Seniors, Resident & Non-Resident (62 & over)

Season Passes are available to purchase at Jamesville Beach Visitor Center & Oneida Shores Park.

Beachside Boat Rentals - Rowboats; Canoes; Kayaks; Paddle Boats
Available during beach season

$10 per hour; $5 per hour - Seniors (62 & over)
Renters must be at least 18 years old.


Jamesville Beach Park

Physical Address:
Jamesville Beach Drive
Jamesville, NY 13078

Mailing Address:
4110 West Shore Manor
Jamesville, NY 13078

T: (315) 435-5252
F: (315) 435-1419 fax