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Lake Superior Opening/Season Passes on Sale

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Bethel, NY – Lake Superior State Park in Bethel will open to the public for picnicking, boat rentals (kayaks, pedal boats, and row boats), and swimming starting Memorial Day Weekend and continue to operate every weekend through the end of June from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily operation commences at the end of June through Labor Day, from 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 want 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 District 1 Legislator Matt McPhillips, who represents the area in which the park is located. “Each pass is $15 per person, which provides you free entry into the park for the season. Note that if you’re a first-time applicant, you need to bring proof of residency or property ownership. Hope to see you at the lake this summer!” 

Holders of 2023 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.