1,409-acre Lake Superior State Park 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. There is a beach with a swimming area as well as areas for picnics. Fishing is allowed for those with a fishing license from the DEC, and boat rentals are available.
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).
There are no marked hiking trails within this State Park but hiking is permitted.
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
- County Resident Season Pass : $15.00 (Available at the Government Center, DPW Office)
- Children Under 3 Years Old : Free
Phone: (845) 807-0287 (Sept.-May)
Phone: (845) 583-7908 (June-August)
DIRECTIONS: Located off Dr. Duggan Road, Bethel, New York. Off Route 55 or Route 17B, 10 miles west of Route 17 Exit 104.