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Wilson-Tuscarora State Park

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3371 Lake Road
Wilson, NY 14172
Latitude 43.307045
Longitude -78.852936

Wilson-Tuscarora State Park is a well-preserved natural area for many varieties of plants and wildlife, encompassing 476.5 acres of mature woods, open meadows and marshland. Tuscarora Bay, divided from Lake Ontario by a strip of land called "The Island," has a boat launch and emergency storm shelter docks. The park's four-mile nature trail is also used for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Fishing for many varieties of pan fish and game fish, from boats or from shore, is extremely popular. Picnickers can enjoy scenic views of the lake while children play in the playground.

Current Water Quality - Beach Results


Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in buildings or on improved walkways and boardwalks.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 324Wilson, NY 14172

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round.
  • 2015 Swimming Season: 6/27 - 9/1, 11 am - 7 pm*

    Update, July 23: Swimming is temporarily closed. Please contact the park office for a status update before traveling.

  • Boat Launch: 4/18-10/6 , 6am-6pm

  • Disc Golf available year round.
  • Hunting for small game and waterfowl is permitted during season. Permit required. Closed for big game season.
  • Picnic Shelter: Seasonal use available.

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.

  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Ramp: $7/day
    Pump Out: $5/per token

    Overnight Transient: $19/night
    Day Use Transient: $12/day
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Enclosed Shelter:

    Open Shelters:
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars: $6*
    *$7 when swimming is available

    Bus Entry:
    Commercial: $75
    Non-Profit: $35
    Non-Profit Seasonal: $75

    Fee Collected:
    5/9 - 5/23, weekends 9am - 6pm
    5/23 - 9/1, daily  9am - 6pm


Digital Maps

New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.

Fri 06 May
Woodland Wildflower Walk
Friday, May 6, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
(716) 282-5154

Spring is in the air! Mother Nature awaits you with her annual display of wildflowers! Stroll through woods filled with old growth trees, listen for the birds overhead, and behold the beauty seen only this time of the year! End your evening with a Lake Ontario sunset! What a great start to your weekend.

Registration: Required
Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
(716) 299-0820

Come join us at Wilson-Tuscarora State Park in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Various volunteer projects will be available to choose from.

Project 1: Beach Clean up along Lake Ontario - 10:15am to 12pm

Project 2: Planting flowers, trees and shrubs throughout the park – 12:30pm to 2pm

Register Now

Contact event coordinator Tina Spencer for more information:  

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Marina
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playgrounds
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach
  • Activities
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing (Accessible)
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing