As of 2pm, July 30, 2020, Jamesville Beach will be open for swimming.
Due to capacity/social distancing regulations, attendance will be limited to 150 visitors at any one time.
Please note the following restrictions are in place until further notice:
- Visitors must practice social distancing and wear a mask (masks will be provided if needed.)
- One individual in your group must provide a name and phone number for tracing purposes if needed in the future.
- All individuals using the beach will be provided a bracelet to track usage and capacity.
- Playground area and grills remain prohibited at this time. Limited picnic tables are available.
Click here to download a Jamesville Beach Park Map and Park History.
The 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.
The Onondaga County Health Department samples Oneida Shores Beach and Jamesville Beach approximately every two weeks during the summer season. Click here to see the most recent results.
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.