Lakeside State Park
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Introduction

Featuring an exceptional panoramic view of Lake Ontario and contiguous fruit orchards and farms, Lakeside State Park, with its 274 campsites is a wonderful holiday destination for RV campers. Located off the Lake Ontario State Parkway, Waterport, New York, Lakeside State Park offers four miles of hiking and biking trails to visitors, as well as fishing opportunities, picnic grounds, playgrounds, and a disc golf course for both amateurs and professionals. If you visit the park in winter, you can enjoy cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

The 18-hole disc golf course, commonly referred to as Shore Winds Disc Golf Course, is designed to be both challenging and engaging for amateurs and pros alike while providing absolutely the best scenic views of any disc golf course in the US. The course is available to campers all year round.

Facilities at the Lakeside State Park campsites include electric hookups for RVs, water fill-up stations, dumping stations and showers, while the park features pavilions, picnic tables, a playground, and playing fields, most of which are accessible to disabled visitors. The park has a maintenance garage close to the entrance.

As one of the five Great Lakes in the US, Lake Ontario is the only Great Lake that does not share a shoreline with the state of Michigan.

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Transportation in Lakeside State Park

Driving

Lakeside State Park is a simple drive-in park located on Lake Ontario, off of the Lake Ontario State Parkway, ten miles north of Albion on Route 18 West. There are local roads in the park that connect all the campgrounds as well as the golf course and picnic areas. So, finding your way around the park in your RV/trailer or car will be piece of cake.

Parking

There are two parking areas in Lakeside State Park; one around the Shore Winds Disc Golf Course, and the other strategically positioned within close proximity of the seven camping areas in the park. As a result, you’ll have nothing to worry about as far as parking your RV or trailer is concerned whether you want to enjoy disc golfing or some other activity at your camping site in the Lakeside State Park. Overnight parking for RV campers at the park is available.

Public Transport

There are no public transportation facilities available at Lakeside State Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Lakeside State Park

Campsites in Lakeside State Park

Reservations camping

Loop G

Loop G camping area in Lakeside State Park consists of 40 pet-friendly campsites available for tents and RVs. RV length limit at Loop G is 40 feet. Loop G is equipped with electric hookups for RVs, but does not have permanent hookups to water spigots. Water fill-up stations are however available. Restrooms and children’s playground are available at Loop G. This campground is easily accessible for RVs and trailers via Camp Road. Quiet hours in Loop G are from 10 pm to 7 am. Camp fires are to be lit in designated fireplaces only. Cutting of trees or branches are forbidden. Alcohol in kegs or beer balls, firearms, air rifles, bows and arrows or slingshots are prohibited. The use of loud speakers or stereo equipment is not allowed.

Loop F

Loop F camping area in Lakeside State Park consists of 39 pet-friendly campsites available for tents and RVs. RV length limit at Loop F is 40 feet. Loop F is equipped with electric hookups for RVs, but does not have permanent hookups to water spigots. Water fill-up stations are however available. Restrooms are available at Loop F. This campground is easily accessible for RVs and trailers via Camp Road. Quiet hours in Loop F are from 10 pm to 7 am. Camp fires are to be lit in designated fireplaces only. Cutting of trees or branches are forbidden. Alcohol in kegs or beer balls, firearms, air rifles, bows and arrows or slingshots are prohibited. The use of loud speakers or stereo equipment is not allowed.

Loop E

Loop E camping area in Lakeside State Park consists of 41 pet-friendly campsites available for tents and RVs. RV length limit at Loop E is 40 feet. Loop E is equipped with electric hookups for RVs, but does not have permanent hookups to water spigots. Water fill-up stations are however available. Amenities available at Loop E campground include restrooms, laundry, camp store, as well as a recreational hall and parking lot nearby. This campground is easily accessible for RVs and trailers via Camp Road. Quiet hours in Loop E are from 10 pm to 7 am. Camp fires are to be lit in designated fireplaces only. Cutting of trees or branches are forbidden. Alcohol in kegs or beer balls, firearms, air rifles, bows and arrows or slingshots are prohibited. The use of loud speakers or stereo equipment is not allowed.

Loop D

Loop D camping area in Lakeside State Park consists of 35 pet-friendly campsites available for tents and RVs. RV length limit at Loop D is 40 feet. Loop D is equipped with electric hookups for RVs, but does not have permanent hookups to water spigots. Water fill-up stations are however available. Restrooms and children’s playground are available in Loop D camping area, and is easily accessible for RVs and trailers via Camp Road. Quiet hours in Loop D are from 10 pm to 7 am. Camp fires are to be lit in designated fireplaces only. Cutting of trees or branches are forbidden. Alcohol in kegs or beer balls, firearms, air rifles, bows and arrows or slingshots are prohibited. The use of loud speakers or stereo equipment is not allowed.

Loop C

Loop C camping area in Lakeside State Park consists of 39 campsites available for tents and RVs. RV length limit at Loop C is 40 feet. Loop B is equipped with electric hookups for RVs, but does not have permanent hookups to water spigots. Water fill-up stations are however available. No pets are allowed in this camping area. Restrooms and children’s playground are available in Loop C camping area, and is easily accessible for RVs and trailers via Camp Road. Quiet hours in Loop C are from 10 pm to 7 am. Camp fires are to be lit in designated fireplaces only. Cutting of trees or branches are forbidden. Alcohol in kegs or beer balls, firearms, air rifles, bows and arrows or slingshots are prohibited. The use of loud speakers or stereo equipment is not allowed.

Loop B

Loop B camping area in Lakeside State Park consists of 38 campsites available for tents and RVs. RV length limit at Loop B is 40 feet. Loop B is equipped with electric hookups for RVs, but does not have permanent hookups to water spigots. Water fill-up stations are however available. No pets are allowed in this camping area. Restrooms and playgrounds are available in Loop B camping area, and is easily accessible for RVs and trailers via Camp Road. Quiet hours in Loop B are from 10 pm to 7 am. Camp fires are to be lit in designated fireplaces only. Cutting of trees or branches are forbidden. Alcohol in kegs or beer balls, firearms, air rifles, bows and arrows or slingshots are prohibited. The use of loud speakers or stereo equipment is not allowed.

Loop A

Loop A camping area in Lakeside State Park consists of 36 campsites available for tents and RVs. RV length limit at Loop A is 40 feet. Loop A is equipped with electric hookups for RVs, but does not have permanent hookups to water spigots. Water fill-up stations are however available. No pets are allowed in this camping area. Amenities at the campground include a trailer dump station and restrooms. Loop A is easily accessible for RVs and trailers via Camp Road. Quiet hours in Loop A are from 10 pm to 7 am. Camp fires are to be lit in designated fireplaces only. Cutting of trees or branches are forbidden. Alcohol in kegs or beer balls, firearms, air rifles, bows and arrows or slingshots are prohibited. The use of loud speakers or stereo equipment is not allowed.

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Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Lakeside State Park

In-Season

Bird Watching

Lakeside State Park is an amazing place to see and listen to different species of birds ranging from eastern towhee, gray catbird, ring-billed gull, rose-breasted grosbeak, to yellow warbler. You’ll get ample opportunities to see these bird species and many others along the trails in the park as well as at the picnic areas and campsites.

Picnicking

The amazing views of Lake Ontario from its shorelines at Lakeside State Park provides RV campers on holiday at the park fascinating backdrops for picnic meals. Even more, the picnic pavilion in the park which is an open wall structure with a covered grilling area seats 100 people and features five charcoal grills, water, electric hookups, and lights. Around the picnic pavilion, horseshoe pits, children’s playgrounds, and wheelchair accessible bathrooms are available. There is no swimming or beach area access because of the steep cliffs at the park.

Disc Golfing

Are you a lover of disc golfing? Then Lakeside State Park has to definitely be your destination of choice for your RV vacation. The park features the Shore Winds Disc Golf Course which is open to both amateurs and professional disc golfers and consists of 18 baskets. The disc golf course has a White Course and a Blue Course. Hole #18 on the White Course is designed for beginner and amateur disc golfers with short throws and less distance. The Blue Course, nicknamed The Beast, is designed for pros as a Championship course and features breathtaking views and challenges associated with the winds and shorelines of Lake Ontario. There are cement tee pads on the Blue Course for amateur and pro players on RV vacation.

Off-Season

Snowmobiling and Skiing

When you visit Lakeside State Park in winter, you’ll get plenty opportunities to enjoy cross-country skiing and snowmobiling along the trails in the park. Therefore, come prepared with your skiing gear and snowmobiles to enjoy the memorable adventure. When the snow falls, you'll see the park in a whole new way. And the cold will keep the crowds away.

Hunting

At Lakeside State Park, you can enjoy waterfowl hunting during established seasonal periods in designated areas in the park. No hunting for any other wildlife or animals is allowed. The hunting area in the park is located along the Lake Ontario shoreline west of the picnic area. When you want to hunt for waterfowl, you can park your rig at the parking lot and must have current and proper hunting license. Permits are required to hunt in Lakeside State Park.

Hiking and Biking

Lakeside State Park features straight and winding hiking and biking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. These trails pass through the woodlands and lush vegetation in the park. You’ll pass through the disc golf course in the park and walk by the shores of Syrea Creek as you hike on the trails that lead to Johnson Creek within the park. When you arrive at Johnson Creek, you’ll see various aquatic and semi-aquatic macro-invertebrates and amphibians, such as crayfish, mayfly larvae, and Spotted Salamanders. Should you decide to look for any of these species, be careful in turning over the rocks and place them as you found them so as not to disturb any creatures underneath.

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