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Fall is a great time to enjoy the peace and quiet of the cabins at Fair Haven Beach State Park. A... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Rita C
New Berlin, New York
Great place to camp, swim, hike, fish, and watch wildlife.

I love to camp here! We always get a spot on the pond and the view is awesome, especially with the... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Silver Springs, New York
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“nice beach”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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14985 State Park Rd, Fair Haven, NY 13156
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Fall is a great time to enjoy the peace and quiet of the cabins at Fair Haven Beach State Park. A hawk frequented the area of our cabin this time, landing high in a tree one day. Sitting on the bench by the fire pit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rita C
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I love to camp here! We always get a spot on the pond and the view is awesome, especially with the swans, herons, geese, ducks, and other wildlife flying and swimming by. Lots of fishing opportunities and canoeing, kayaking, etc. My favorite is the beach,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hometowntreasures
Reviewed 20 August 2018

peaceful and clean, not crowded at all, but with a very small swimming area that was roped off for lifeguards. Great for kids.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We had a great time at the beach. Fewer lifeguards means smaller swim area, but still plenty of room to have a good time. We brought hotdogs and hamburgs, but forgot aluminum foil (grills are sometimes "well used"). My husband went to the camp store...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank OccasionalTraveler87
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This place has improved alot recently with new buildings. The beach is usually pretty crowded, but if you are just looking for a shady picnic spot you can usually find one. This is a nice area to kyack too

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank zaganczyk
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Just spent the weekend at Fairhaven state park. While camping is always fun I was very disappointed in how dirty our campground was. Old bottletops, bits of paper and cigarette butts. Disgusting. In addition there was little oversight by park rangers or police. Some campers...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Molly K
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We visited for the first time and were on a time schedule. But we saw many families at the large beach area and the campsites looked to be very nice. Great playgrounds for the kids too!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank newyork145_9
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Nice beach with an impressive view. Beach has two new nice bathrooms, there is a lifeguard, and the parking lot is close by the beach. It was a nice change of pace from Sylvan Beach or Green Lakes. The people surrounding were well behaved, thank...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mike R
Reviewed 10 July 2018

$8 daily fee to get into the park, unless you have the Empire Pass. Great place to camp, fish, launch your boat from or have a cookout.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Marlena M
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

I’m a southerner - so this was an adventure in cold water! However we had a great day playing in the sand and enjoying the lake. The life guards were doing their best to keep people in check. Clean bathrooms a short walk from the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Peg C
8 June 2018|
Response from Kevin B |
Can I rent a boat to fish
Rachel W
21 January 2016|
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Response from Theresa M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can