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Fort Delaware, Lake Superior Beach Open to the Public This Weekend!

Monticello, NY – The Beach at Lake Superior State Park and Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History will open to the public this Memorial Day weekend, starting Saturday, May 26, 2018, and will continue to operate on weekends through the end of June, when they will commence daily operations through Labor Day, announces District 4 Legislator Catherine Owens, chair of the Legislature’s Agriculture and Sustainability Policy Committee, which oversees the County’s park system. 

Located on Dr. Duggan Road in Bethel, the Beach’s hours of operation are 9 a.m.-7 p.m., subject to weather conditions. Admission fees are $5 per person; children under 3 years old are free. Lake Superior does participate in the Golden Park Program, which grants New York State senior citizens free admission to the park on weekdays only. Sullivan County veterans may also enter the park for free if they present their Sullivan County FAVOR Card.  

Lake Superior State Park Season Passes are available for sale to Sullivan County residents and property owners at the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Office, 100 North St., Monticello. Each pass is $15 per person.  To purchase a pass, bring proof of residency or property ownership to the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Office (second floor of the Government Center) Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 2017 Season Pass-holders may download the renewal form from the County website ( and apply for their 2018 season pass by mail. 

Boat rentals, vending machines, the playground, and the bathhouse will all be open during regular beach operating hours. Several picnic pavilions are available for rent; please contact the Parks, Recreation & Beautification Office at 845-807-0287 for more information. Lake Superior State Park is operated and maintained by the Sullivan County Parks, Recreation and Beautification Department and the Sullivan County Division of Public Works through a 20-year license agreement with the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.

Located on Route 97 in Narrowsburg, Fort Delaware’s weekend hours of operation are Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (last tour begins at 4 p.m.). Admission fees are $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens (62+), $4 for children 5-14, and free for children under 5. A Family Pass is $20 and admits 2 adults & up to 3 children. Sullivan County veterans may enter free if they present their Sullivan County FAVOR Card.  

Starting in July, hours expand to Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fort Delaware depicts the lives and lifestyles of the hardy Connecticut Yankees, paying homage not just to their significant place in the history of Sullivan County and the upper Delaware River Valley, but their role in America’s War for Independence, as well. Costumed interpreters demonstrate and discuss the lifestyle of the settlers, including the various skills necessary for survival at the time, some of which were learned from the native Lenape Indians. These include farming, blacksmithing, weaponry, candlemaking, spinning and weaving, music and merriment, and homekeeping in rustic cabins.

For further information, please contact Fort Delaware at 845-252-6660 or the Sullivan County Parks, Recreation & Beautification Office at 845-807-0287.  Fort Delaware is owned and operated by Sullivan County.