Seneca Lake State Park General Information

1 Lakefront Drive
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: 315-789-2331

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Seneca Lake State Park 

 Seneca Lake State Park overlooks blue water, creating a relaxing experience for swimmers and picnickers. Children will be especially delighted with our Sprayground and Playground facilities. The Sprayground is the first of its kind built in the New York State Parks system with over 100 water jets that spontaneously spray water. Neighboring the Sprayground is the playground with equipment for children ages 4-12. This park also offers 2 excellent marinas, with a total of 132 electric slips and 84 non-electric slips. Transient slips available at both marinas.

The Lakefront Park- Seneca Lake State Park path is 2.5 miles long (one way). The entrance to Seneca Lake State Park is free if you are walking or biking.

There are pavilions and picnic tables available. For rental information about pavilions please contact the Seneca Lake State Park office at 315.789.2331




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Downtown Geneva Lakefront

Public Docks and Boat Launches


The Lakefront Development Committee has been in existence for several decades and has been instrumental in developing a vision for the 60-acre site on Seneca Lake's waterfront.  Its leadership has helped establish the lakefront as a popular gathering place with amenities including bike and walking paths, boat launches, transient docking, and summer concessions.  The committee consists of individuals representing a cross-section of Geneva, including business owners, residents, and city staff.

The Geneva Lakefront is a 60-acre multi-use property that was created in 1987 through the relocation of State Routes 5 & 20 from the shores of Seneca Lake.  Since the highway relocation project, the City of Geneva, with substantial assistance from the State and Federal governments, has worked to create a local, regional, and Statewide resource that would serve residents, the Finger Lakes region, and travelers through the area.




Key development components have included the construction of a 150-room Ramada Lakefront Hotel at a cost of $14 million, and a series of coordinated recreation improvements that have been completed in phases.  Most significantly, improvements have been undertaken in conformity with the  New York State Canal Recreationway Plan, a Local Waterfront


Revitalization Program, a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, and a more detailed Lakefront Master Plan. The Geneva Lakefront has evolved from barren highway rubble to a major destination point in the Finger Lakes region.  The Geneva Lakefront is located on the NYS Canal System in the heart of one of the State's most important tourism regions. The Lakefront is also an important resource within a New York State Empire Zone.





The Master Plan divides the Lakefront into three zones.  The northern zone is "Lakeshore Park" which includes a boat launch and short term dock area constructed with EPF/LWRP grant and local funds, the multipurpose Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce building, and a series of multipurpose trails.  The extreme northern portion of this zone is linked to the


Seneca State Park. The central portion of the Lakefront includes the Ramada Lakefront Hotel, as well as lands planned for future commercial development.  This area of the Lakefront represents an extension of the adjacent Central Business District.  Also located in this area is the new Public Dock area, refurbished and enlarged Long Pier, and the recently completed harbor master Building.  These facilities wee developed with LWRP, Canal Corridor Initiative, and local funds.  The existing Public Dock has a total of 250 linear feet and is heavily utilized.  Long Pier has undergone a major reconstruction project.  It has been significantly widened and has been "capped" with a hard walking surface.  Railings and lighting have also been added.  Long Pier functions as both a breakwater for the public dock area, a fishing pier, and as a recreation/tourist resource and lake visa location.



Greenway/Lakefront Dock Improvement.



Boating and Walkways

Boat docking and walkways provide linkages to downtown Geneva and will ensure public access to the lakefront

Walking Path


Ice Cream and Boating at Long Pier

Long Pier Ice Cream will continue their operation and will provide recreational watercraft.

Long Pier Ice Cream


The Ramada Inn Geneva Lakefront

The crowning project of the City’s lakefront campus is the Ramada Inn Geneva Lakefront.




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