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Summer's Coming, and So Are Lake Superior Season Passes!

Lake Superior State Park

Bethel, NY – Lake Superior State Park in Bethel will open for boat rentals and picnicking on Saturday, May 28, and continue to operate every weekend through the end of June, when it will commence daily operations through Labor Day.

Hours are Mondays-Thursdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Fridays-Sundays 9 a.m.-7 p.m., subject to weather conditions. The beach area will open for swimming beginning the weekend of Father’s Day, June 18 & 19. Daily admission during beach hours is $5 per person. Children under 3 years old and veterans who present a valid ID issued through the Sullivan County Return the F.A.V.O.R. program can enter for free. Lake Superior also participates in the Golden Park Program, which grants New York State senior citizens free admission to the park on weekdays only (but not weekends or holidays). 

Sullivan County residents and property owners can also visit Lake Superior State Park, 342 Dr. Duggan Road, in Bethel during operating hours to get a season pass. Each pass is $15 per person, which provides free entry into the park for the season.

First-time applicants need to bring proof of local residency or property ownership. Holders of 2021 season passes do not have to provide proof of residency and can simply apply by mail (or in person at Lake Superior). The application form is available at the park, at or at the Parks and Recreation Office in the Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North St., Monticello.

Rowboat and paddleboat rentals, vending machines, the playground, and the bathhouse will all be in operation during regular beach hours. Several picnic pavilions are available for rent; please contact the Parks, Recreation & Beautification Office at 845-807-0287 or email for more information. 

Lake Superior State Park is operated by the County of Sullivan pursuant to a cooperative agreement with the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.