Swimming

Swimming

Please note: Jamesville Beach will not be open for swimming in 2021.

2021 Beach Open/Peak Season (Oneida Shores Park only) Dates/Hours:
Saturday, May 29 - Sunday, June 13 • Friday - Sunday & Memorial Day • 11am - 6pm
Friday, June 18 - Sunday, August 15 • Friday - Sunday, 11am - 6pm/Monday-Thursday, 12pm - 6pm
Saturday, August 21 & Sunday, August 22 • 11am - 6pm

Admission (Peak Season):
$7 per vehicle
Seniors (62+) - $4 per vehicle - Monday-Thursday only, excluding holidays
Active Military & Veterans - Free admission for one car - Present military I.D., Onondaga County FAVOR card, discharge papers or another form of official military identification.

Season Beach Passes, valid at Oneida Shores Park only in 2021, are available to purchase. 

  • $50 per vehicle - Onondaga County Resident
  • $100 per vehicle - Non-Resident
  • $21 per vehicle - Seniors, Resident & Non-Resident (62+)

Click here to download application.

The Onondaga County Health Department samples Oneida Shores Beach approximately every two weeks during the summer season. Click here to see the most recent results.

Jamesville Beach Park

Please note: Jamesville Beach will not be open for swimming in 2021. 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.

Visit Jamesville Beach Park Activities

Oneida Shores Park

A sandy waterfront with guarded swimming area, a section for inflatables, bathhouse, and children's playground on the largest lake entirely in New York State. Swimming is permitted only during scheduled hours when lifeguards are on duty. Click here for current beach hours. Click here to download Season Beach Pass application.

Visit Oneida Shores Park Activities

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