Jamesville Beach Park

Jamesville Beach Park

Click here to download a Jamesville Beach Park Map and Park History.


As of August 6, 2021 masks are required for all members of the public and employees in all indoor County buildings, regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation. 


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

The beach features 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.

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Planning a Party?

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.

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.

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.

    Click here to download a Jamesville Beach Disc Golf Card or get one at 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

    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.

    Please note: Fishing is not permitted on the swimming beach during beach season. Click here for beach season dates/hours.

  • Picnic Areas

    Picnic Areas

    First-come, first-use picnic tables & grills are available.  Picnickers are responsible for removing their own ash from the grill and trash from their picnic site. Three picnic shelters for larger gatherings are available by reservation only. Click here for more information.

  • Playgrounds

    Playgrounds

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

  • Swimming

    Swimming

    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.

  • 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. All trails are a combination of natural and grass surface.

  • Volleyball

    Volleyball

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

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.

Jamesville Beach Park

Park Hours:

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

November - March: Closed. The Dog Park/Off Leash Area will remain open during this time.



2021 Beach Open (Peak Season) Dates/Hours:

Jamesville Beach Park is closed to swimming for the 2021 season.

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.

Jamesville Beach Park

Daily Admission

Peak Season

Free. Please note: At this time, Jamesville Beach will not be open for swimming in 2021.  
$7 per vehicle

$35 per bus

Veterans & Active Military

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

Seniors 

Free. Please note: At this time, Jamesville Beach will not be open for swimming in 2021.
(Monday-Thursday only, excluding holidays)
$2 per vehicle

Non-Peak Season  Free

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.

Jamesville Beach Park

Physical Address:
3992 Apulia Road
Jamesville, NY 13078

Mailing Address:
4110 West Shore Manor
Jamesville, NY 13078

T: (315) 435-5252
F: (315) 435-1419
jbeach@ongov.net

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.