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Seneca Lake State Park
Seneca Lake State Park
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A relaxing retreat overlooking Seneca Lake is awaiting picnickers and water enthusiasts. It occupies 141 acres 1 mile east of Geneva NY in a scenic location at the northern end of Lake Seneca.

‘The park provides hiking and biking trails with a beach, sports fields, swimming beach, fishing, and marina. The day use park does not permit camping. Seneca Lake State Park Path is 2.5 miles long for walking and biking.

‘Sprayground’ is a popular park attraction for kids. It’s the states first of its kind with over 100 waterjets spontaneously spraying water for a refreshing experience. ‘Sprayground’ is open May 24 to September 1. Sprayground’ has been fitted with filtration and disinfection equipment to prevent illnesses by parasitic infections. A playground for kids aged 4-12 complements ‘Sprayground’.

Two picnic shelters are lakeside and two near the bathhouse. Picnic shelters have tables, large cooking grills and electrical outlets. The shelters may be reserved in advance. Restrooms are available during swimming season. Domestic pets are permitted if leashed.

The park provides 2 well-equipped marinas with 132 electric slips and 84 without electric. The marina has boat launches and a facility with flush toilets and hot showers. Canoes and kayaks are available by rental from April to November.

Park Address
100 Waterloo Geneva Road
Geneva, NY 14456
Park Hours
The park is open all year
Swimming season is mid June to September 1. The swimming beach is open on weekends and holidays during swimming season.
‘Sprayground’ Hours
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM weekends
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily June – September 1
Park Fees
Cars $7.00
Entrance fee is charged mid-May to mid October
Walkers and bikers free entrance

Lake Seneca is the largest of the glacial Finger Lakes of New York State. It is 38 miles long with a maximum depth of 618 feet and surface area of 42,800 acres. It has the reputation of being the ‘lake trout capital of the world’. In addition to trout there are Atlantic Salmon, smallmouth bass and yellow perch. Two centuries ago Iroquois villages were on the lakes surrounding hillsides.

Geneva is a city at the northern end of Lake Seneca, halfway between Rochester and Syracuse, with a population of 13,261. It was named after the city of Geneva, Switzerland. The Seneca Indian tribe of the area established the Kanadaseaga village in 1687.

Waterloo is a village of 5,111, the most populated village in the county. It is 6 miles northeast of Waterloo. It was named Waterloo after the village in Belgium, where Napoleon was defeated.

Seneca Lake State Park is only a 51 minute drive of 47 miles from Rochester NY. Drive east on I-90 to Phelps exit 42, driving south. Drive south on route 14 then route 20 east following signs to Seneca Lake State Park.

One visitor made the following comment on their park visit.
“. . . it was PERFECT! The lake has a nice beach area and walking trail.”