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Lake Superior State Park

L:ake Superior State Park

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Town of Bethel, New York.

342 Dr. Duggan Road, Bethel, New York 12720
Off Route 17B, 10 miles west of Route 17 Exit 104


Phone: (845) 583-7908 (June-August)

Phone: (845) 807-0287 (September-May)


Lake Superior State Park consists of 1409 acres and features Lake Superior and Chestnut Ridge Pond.
The park is operated by the County of Sullivan pursuant to a Cooperative Agreement with the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.

The County operates two areas of the park:

Lake Superior's Beach Area (seasonal fee) features a swimming area, sand beach, picnic areas with grills, group picnic pavilion (fee), kayak (single & double), rowboat and pedal boat rentals, boat launch (electric motors only), vending machines, restrooms, shower/changing area, fishing (New York State DEC fishing license required), volleyball court and playground (ages 5-12).  

The beach area operates for swimming on weekends and holidays from Memorial Weekend through June; hours of operation those weekends are 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Daily beach operation commences towards the end of June through Labor Day.  The daily beach hours are 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Friday - Sunday and 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday - Thursday, unless otherwise stated.  The park grounds are open Dawn - Dusk.

2024 Beach Area Operation Dates:

  • Boat Rentals, Picnicking and Swimming: Weekends beginning Memorial Day Weekend through June 23th.  Beach will be open for swimming.

  • Daily Beach operation commences: June 29th 

  • Hours:  Monday's - Thursday's 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.;  Friday's - Sunday's: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.  


There is a per person fee at the beach area during beach operating hours as follows:

  • Day Pass: $5.00 per person 
  • Children Under 3 Years Old: FREE
  • Veterans who present a valid ID issued through the Sullivan County Return the F.A.V.O.R. program: FREE
  • Golden Park Program: NYS Senior Citizens 62 & over: FREE (Weekdays ONLY excluding Holidays)


Lake Superior's Dam Area features picnic tables and grills, a group picnic pavilion (fee), portable toilet facilities and fishing access to Lake Superior (DEC fishing license required).  Hours Open: Dawn to Dusk.  Address:  450 Dr. Duggan Road, Bethel, NY 12720


Hunting/Fishing/Recreation/Camping: The entire park is open year-round. Hunting is permitted for Whitetail Deer, Bear, and Turkey in designated areas (New York State DEC hunting license required).  Fishing/ice fishing (electric motors only), hiking, and sleigh riding are permitted at the park.  Camping is not permitted.  Click here for the specific hunting regulations. 

NYS Hunting Regulations:  Hunting Regulations - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

NYS Fishing Regulations:  Freshwater Fishing Regulations - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

NYS Ice Fishing:  Ice Fishing - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation 

Lake Superior Hunting Map