County’s Parks, Lake Superior Beach open to the public this weekend

Lake Superior beach

MONTICELLO – The Beach at Lake Superior State Park and Sullivan County’s five parks will be open to the public this Memorial Day weekend, starting Saturday, May 25.

Lake Superior’s lifeguard-supervised beach will continue to operate every weekend through the end of June, when it will commence daily operations through Labor Day, announced District 4 Legislator Catherine Owens, chair of the Legislature’s Agriculture and Sustainability Policy Committee, which oversees the County’s park system. 

Located on Dr. Duggan Road in Bethel, the Beach’s hours of operation are 9 a.m.-7 p.m., subject to weather conditions. Admission fees are $5 per person; children under 3 years old are free. Lake Superior does participate in the Golden Park Program, which grants New York State senior citizens free admission to the park on weekdays only. Sullivan County veterans may also enter the park for free if they present their Sullivan County FAVOR Card.  

Lake Superior State Park Season Passes are available for sale to Sullivan County residents and property owners at the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Office, 100 North St., Monticello. Each pass is $15 per person. To purchase a pass, bring proof of residency or property ownership to the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Office (second floor of the Government Center) Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 2018 Season Pass-holders may download the renewal form from the County website and apply for their 2019 season pass by mail. 

Boat rentals, vending machines, the playground, and the bathhouse will all be open during regular beach operating hours. 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 and maintained by the Sullivan County Parks, Recreation and Beautification Department and the Sullivan County Division of Public Works through a 20-year license agreement with the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.

Sullivan County also operates five County-owned parks: Fort Delaware in Narrowsburg, Stone Arch Bridge in Kenoza Lake, D&H Canal Linear Park in Summitville, Minisink Battleground in Barryville and the Livingston Manor Covered Bridge. For more info on all of these, plus the County Museum in Hurleyville, visit

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