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Lake Superior State Park - Monticello, NY

Lake, River, or Waterfall
Beautiful and clean Lake Superior – Photo by: Sullivan County Parks.

Lake Superior State Park consists of 1409 acres and features Lake Superior and Chestnut Ridge Pond. The park is part of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission and is operated by Sullivan County through a long-term license agreement.

The County operates two areas of the park:

Lake Superior's beach area (fee) features a swimming area, sand beach, picnic areas with grills, group picnic pavilion (fee) rowboat and paddle boat rentals, boat launch (electric motors only), vending machines, restrooms, shower/changing area, fishing (DEC fishing license required), volleyball court and playground (ages 5-12).

Lake Superior's dam picnic area features picnic tables and grills, a group picnic pavilion (fee), portable toilet facilities and fishing access to Lake Superior.

The beach area operates for swimming on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through June. Daily beach operation commences the last week of June through Labor Day. The park is open year round. Big game hunting (DEC hunting permit required), ice fishing, hiking and sleigh riding are permitted at the park.

There is a per person fee at the beach area from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day as follows:

•Day Pass: $5.00 per person

•Children Under 3 Years Old: Free

Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed dogs welcome. Please pick up and dispose of all waste.

Recreational Opportunities

Recreational opportunities include: swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking.

Seasons Accessible

The Park is open year-round from dawn - dusk. The beach is available from 9am - 7pm weekends from Memorial Day weekend through June, then seven days a week through Labor Day.


$5 per person beach day pass; Children under three are free.

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