Verona Beach State Park

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6541 Lakeshore Rd S, Verona Beach, NY 13162, United States

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Introduction of Verona Beach State Park

On the eastern bank of Oneida Lake, in Verona Beach State Park, picnickers and campers will find enough to do. The camping and shady picnic sites are close to the beach and have a great view of the lake. Verona Beach has one of the most diversified aquatic environments in the Central Region thanks to the lake, Black Creek, cattail marshes, and bottomland hardwood swamps. The “Woods and Wetland” nature walk is well worth taking. All year long, our 13 miles of hiking paths are accessible. Snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, and ice fishers all enjoy the winter months. Deer, small game, and waterfowl hunting is permitted during certain seasons in the park’s eastern section.

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Campsites in Verona Beach State Park

Verona Beach State Park Campground

In the park’s campground, there are 46 campsites. Each of them has a fire pit and a picnic table, and is close to bathrooms, showers, and water filling stations. Power connections are available at some of the campsites. Additionally, a disposal station is close to the campground. Although they are welcome at every location, domestic animals are not allowed inside any of the park’s structures.

Campsites must be reserved at least one day in advance from May through December. They can be reserved for a maximum of 14 consecutive nights up to nine months in advance. Consider making reservations far in advance if your trip is scheduled during the summer or fall because the websites get booked up quickly. Online bookings are available, as well as information on each campground.

Verona Beach State Park Activities


The four kilometres of open hiking routes are perfect for energetic guests. As you move through the park, the “Woods and Wetlands” nature route will pass Black Creek, cattail marshes, and bottomland hardwood swamps.


Verona Shore State Park is a nice spot to take the family because of the shady campsites that are close to the beach. Accessible restrooms, a range of camper leisure options, and picnic spaces are included in the amenities.

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Grab a companion and hit the eight miles of mountain biking trails in Verona Beach State Park! Lakeside walkways provide excellent lake views and convenient access to campers.


Along Oneida Lake’s coastline, fishing is allowed.

Horseback Riding

The eight miles of bridal trails in Verona Beach State Park are open to horseback riders.


Deer, small game, and waterfowl can all be hunted in the eastern part of the park during the appropriate seasons (with a DEC permission only).


The lake is surrounded by picnic areas, making it simple to exit the water for lunch. The playgrounds and sports fields, as well as the pavilions, grills, and picnic tables, are all open to visitors.


Verona Beach State Park offers seaside access to tent and trailer campsites. Accessible restrooms, dumping areas, and camper entertainment activities are available to visitors.

Water Sports

From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the beach is available to swimmers and sunbathers on weekends and holidays from 11 am to 7 pm, and everyday from mid-June to Labor Day from 8 am to 7 pm.

Winter Sports

Cross-country ski tracks run through Verona Beach State Park, making them popular with winter tourists. Additionally, visitors are welcome to venture out onto the ice to engage in some ice fishing.

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Verona Beach State Park History 

A large portion of the property that would become the park was a privately held tract known as Nabor’s Grove before being acquired by New York State in the 1940s. The mature forest that now covers a substantial portion of the park’s land was made possible by the preservation of many enormous trees while they were under private ownership.

The first piece of property for Verona Beach State Park was approved for purchase by the New York State Council of Parks in 1944. At a cost of $276,300, 59 parcels totaling 1,355 acres (5 km2) had been acquired by 1962. The remaining acres, acquired in 1969–1970, brought the park’s total area to 1,735 acres (7 km2), increasing its size for a total price of $288,888, or around $166 per acre. [Reference required]

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation manages the park (Central Region).



Verona Beach State Park is a state park in Central New York not far from Syracuse. Take I-90 from Buffalo to get to the park in little under three hours if you’re driving there. You’ll drive I-90 from Syracuse and arrive to the park in just over 30 minutes. Take I-90 from New York, and you can get to the park in about four and a half hours.

The campground is close to the park’s entrance and there are no RV restrictions on the major roads once you get there. Within the park, the roadways are flat and well-kept. The main parking lot is situated between the lake and the park entrance, but there are others scattered across the area.


Parking is available.

Public Transport

Public Transport is available.

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