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Lake Superior Opening, and Season Passes Are on Sale

Lake Superior paddleboats

Bethel, NY – Lake Superior State Park on Dr. Duggan Road in Bethel will open for picnicking and boat rentals starting Memorial Day Weekend and remain open every weekend through the end of June, when it will commence daily operations through Labor Day. The beach area will open for swimming on Father’s Day weekend, June 17th.  Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, subject to weather conditions. 

“Sullivan County residents and property owners who wish to purchase a season pass can visit Lake Superior State Park during operating hours or the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Office, 100 North St., Monticello, to get their passes,” said Parks Director Brian Scardefield. “Each pass is $15 per person, which provides you free entry into the park for the season.  If you’re a first-time applicant, you need to bring proof of residency or property ownership.” 

Holders of 2022 season passes do not have to provide proof of residency and can simply apply by mail (or in person). The application form is available at the Office or on the Parks webpage at .

Daily Admission to enter the park 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 62 and older free admission to the park on weekdays only (but not weekends or holidays). 

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 by the County of Sullivan pursuant to a cooperative agreement with the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.