Woodlawn Beach State Park

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Woodlawn Beach State Park is located in Erie County, New York, U.S.. After a period of closure due to state budget constraints, since 2011 the park has been operated by the Town of Hamburg through a ten year partnership agreement with New York State. The park includes a beach with a swimming area as well as a beach bar and restaurant. There are also kayak and paddle board rentals available. There is a space available for grilling and picnic. The park is also available for parties and weddings.[1][2] The "2010 Woodlawn Beach Sanitary Survey Report" completed by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation notes several potential bacteria sources which may affect the beach, including: sewage overflows, stormwater outfalls, urban runoff, contaminated stream drainage, and algae and leafy debris. Woodlawn Beach has been identified as the third most polluted swimming beach in New York State after failing 32% of water sample tests in 2011.[3]

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The park is near the Village of Blasdell, on the eastern shore of Lake Erie.

The park is located off New York State Route 5, south of Buffalo, New York.


The park offers a beach, hiking, a playground and a food concession.

The Lodge is available by rental only. The beach is open from dawn until dusk seven days a week beginning Memorial Day weekend and closes Labor Day weekend. There is a $7.00 USD parking fee. Active military (with ID) are discounted to $5.00 USD as well as motorcycles. Monday - Friday senior citizens (62 years and older) may enter the park free of charge.

The park accepts Empire Passes and Access Passes issued by New York State.

The park is open for day use all year, but swimming is only during summer months.


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Coordinates: 42°47′38″N 78°51′04″W / 42.794°N 78.851°W / 42.794; -78.851