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Westcott Beach

 

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Westcott Beach State Park is a popular day-use and camping state park that is located on Lake Ontario.  The property has rolling, wooded hills and open, grassy meadows sheltered by Henderson Bay. It offers restful campsites located on a bluff as well as sites on or close to the shores of Lake Ontario.

As you travel on Ridge Road toward the Westcott Plateau camping area, you'll pass the Westcott Overlook from where the view is spectacular. A small marina is adjacent to the long, sandy beach to accommodate anglers interested in Lake Ontario's excellent fishing. The park also has a children's playground, picnic areas and hiking trails that are also used in the winter for cross-country skiing.

The main hiking trails are off Ridge Road, although many visitors walk the campground roads near the beach.  The most popular trail is the Plateau Loop Trail, which is located on Ridge Road just prior to reaching the Westcott Plateau Camping Area.  This hike is an easy 1.3 mile loop (sign says 1.4 miles) that can be enjoyed by all members of your family.  Parking is along the side of the road just before reaching the entrance to the Westcott Plateau Camping Area.

Directions

  • Located off NY 3, 3 miles west of Sackets Harbor at Henderson Bay.

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Campsite 124 at Westcott Beach

Looking north from Westcott Overlook

 

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