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Southwick Beach State Park
Copyright: - New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Southwick Beach State Park
Description - Southwick Beach State Park is located adjacent to the Lakeview Wildlife Management Area offering an adjoining hiking and cross-country trail system. Swimming, picnicking and camping are enjoyed from mid-May through mid-October. Winter access is permitted.

Attractions - Southwick Beach State Park is spacious and popular, known for outstanding swimming and sunning on its long sandy beach. Campers and day users enjoy picnicking, boating, fishing and games on the playing fields. The park is adjacent to the Lakeview Wildlife Management Area, home to the environmentally sensitive coastal sand dunes. Park nature, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails adjoin the wildlife management area and its trail system, which visitors are encouraged to use. During the winter, snowmobilers are permitted in the park.

Recreation - Southwick Beach State Park offers a swimming beach, a boat launch site, camper recreation, fishing, hiking, a nature trail, picnic area, recreation programs, playing fields, a children's playground, campground with showers and winter cross-country and snowshoeing trails. The park opens in mid-May and operates through mid-October.

Climate - The Southwick Beach area has a varied climate with average January temperatures ranging from below 14 degrees reaching to 22 degrees Fahrenheit (below -10 to -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average between 72 degrees and below 68 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to below 20 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from less than 36 to 40 inches of rain and snowmelt.

Location - Southwick Beach State Park is located 2 miles southwest of Watertown along SR 3. It rests on the shores of Lake Ontario.


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Filed By: Amanda
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: southwick beach is the most wonderful campground i know of. i have been going there for the last 16 and a half years every summer and i still love going there. everytime it feels like the first time i was there always fun and exciting. the beach is beautiful and always clean along with the campsites and the showers. theres always new people to meet and its great to go up for a weekend with the family. i have never meet anybody that went there and had a terrible weekend. and im sure i never will :-)

Filed By: Rachel (Oswego, NY)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The nature trails are wonderful! If you follow the right one you end up on a gorgeous secluded sandy beach. The sunsets are the best I have seen. It is a great place to camp, picnic, sunbathe, swim, and fall in love. I love you Dave!! Spending every weekend of the summer at Southwick's with you was the best way to start off our relationship:)!!

Filed By: Theresa (Bridgeport, NY)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Love the campgrounds. Beach sites are great. People are always friendly. You can spend hours walking the beach, fish, relax or sleep. There are plenty of things to see or do. The showers can be tricky (either really hot or really cool);


More Information

Contact Information:
Southwick Beach State Park, 8119 Southwicks Place , Henderson, NY, 13650, Phone: 315-846-5338

Additional Information:
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.
Thousand Islands Travel Region - The Saint Lawrence River and the great Lake Ontario offer beautiful sandy beaches, optimal fishing, sailing and boating opportunities. Numerous smaller waterways provide excellent fly fishing, paddle boating and whitewater sports. Military museums, forts and battlefields dot the landscape.

Links:
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation - Official agency Website

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