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