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Beechwood State Park

Beechwood State Park
David Madison
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Beechwood State Park

Camping, Hiking, Fishing - Former Girl Scout Campground

Beechwood State Park is a 288-acre (1.17 km2)  state park located on the shore of Lake Ontario in the Town of Sodus in Wayne County, New York. The park occupies land that was formerly the site of a Girl Scout camp. The park is owned by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and is currently operated by the Town of Sodus under an agreement with New York State.

Park Description

Beechwood State Park features approximately 1,500 feet (460 m) of shoreline along Lake Ontario. The narrow pebble beach has been impacted by erosion and is littered with a number of trees that have fallen from the adjacent bluffs.[5]

The park also features several miles of mowed hiking trails, a picnic pavilion, and several small shelters. Fishing and canoeing access to the adjacent Maxwell Creek is also possible from the park.


The park is open to Scout groups camping. There are about 8 camp sites in the park for units can reserve. These sites have lean-tos or A-frame shelters in which Scouts and Leaders my camp.


  • Romany - 8 A-frames.
  • Highland - 8 A-frames.
  • Pine - 7 Lean-tos
  • Larches - 8 A-frames
  • Eastwood - 4 A-frames
  • Far Forest - 7 A-frames
  • Frontier 8 - Lean-tos
  • Wayfare 5 - Lean-tos



As of the publication of this article, camping at Beechwood State Park is free of charge

Park Contact Information

To reserve a weekend for your unit, simply contact the park ranger, Salvatore, and register with him. 1-315-576-0836

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Our troop just camped there this past weekend, 11/11/2022 - 11/13/2022.

There has been a log of clean-up done at the camp since our last time camping 2 years ago in 2022.

This year, we stayed in the eastern entrance lean-tos. While some of them have their rear windows broken off, they are respectably, quite nice and the shelter is large with 2 giant picnic tables.

Be aware, this is a public park now. People are hiking through the camp quite often. And Fisherman love the east bay and creek. If you are staying in the eastern lean-too site, you will likely have fisherman visitors strolling through your site at 4am in the morning.

Bring toilet paper with you!

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