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Lake Welch Beach - Harriman State Park

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Starting in the 2017 boating season, the Island Pond key will only be sold from the second weekend in March to April 1st

 

Please be advised that the seasonal road closures are now in effect. The following roads are now closed: Exit 16 (Lake Welch Drive, Tiorati Brook Rd), Arden Valley Rd, and Rt 106 from Rt 17 to the Kanawauke Traffic Circle. They will be re-opened on April 1st.

Address
800 Kanawaukee Road
Stony Point, NY 10980
Latitude 41.232780200599997
Longitude -74.080595307999999

Lake Welch Beach State Park's man-made Lake Welch, with its half-mile-long sandy beach in the wooded hills of the Ramapo Mountains, is the largest beach in Harriman State Park. Originally a small body of water with farmland around the edges, Lake Welch became the large lake that it is today when a dam was completed in 1942. The park offers cool breezes, swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking and camping in adjacent Beaver Pond Campground. Winter activities include ice fishing and snowmobiling.

Please note that alcohol is not permitted at this site.

 

Current Water Quality - Beach Results

 

No Pets permitted.

Hours of Operation

  • 10/11/16 – 4/21/17
    Open: 8:00am to 4:00pm, M-F only
    Closed: Weekends and Holidays

     

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.

  • Bus Permits
  • Commercial: $100
    Non-profit: $60

    Cash only
  • Metal Detecting Permit
  • $20 per permit

    Cash only
  • Swimming
  • 5/28 - 6/19: Weekends & holidays only
    6/20 - 9/5: Daily

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • $10/car parking fee (cash only) applied on following dates from:
    8:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekdays
    7:00 AM to 5:00 PM weekends/holidays

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Grills
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Snowmobiling