Selkirk Shores State Park's campsites overlook a bluff on Lake Ontario. Visitors can expect outstanding fishing and spectacular sunsets. Small boats can be launched from the Pine Grove site, and larger boats from Mexico Point on the Little Salmon River. Summer hiking and biking trails are used in the winter by cross-country skiers and snowmobilers. Selkirk Shores is on the direct migration route for a wide variety of bird species, so birdwatchers flock to the park.
Selkirk Shores State Park is located on Lake Ontario, in the town of Richland, in Oswego County.
Park activities include, biking, boating, fishing, hiking, participating in recreation programs, snowmobiling in winter, picnicking, and camping.
The park offers boat launch sites, campsites, dumping stations, food concessions, picnic area (with tables, pavilions, and a playground), campsites, and restrooms with showers.
Nearby state parks include Sandy Island Beach State Park, Fort Ontario State Historic Site, Southwick Beach State Park, Westcott Beach State Park, and Fair Haven Beach State Park.
Swimming is not allowed at Selkirk Shores State Park. The former swimming beach will require a comprehensive waterfront evaluation, design and reconstruction project before this activity could return to the park. There are currently no plans or funding in place for this project.
Campers may swim free of charge at Sandy Island Beach State Park located 7 miles north of Selkirk Shores. Swimming at Sandy Island Beach is open 11am to 7pm weekends and holidays beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and Daily beginning mid-June.
Maximum of 2 vehicles allowed per site.
Equipment permitted per campsite is: Two tents or one unit of hard wheeled camping equipment plus one tent.
All electrical sites are G.F.I. equipped with a maximum of 20 AMPS.
No substitutions or subletting of campsites or cabins.
No camping tents or equipment allowed in cabin area.
You MUST be 21 years of age or older to reserve and occupy a cabin.
Smoking is not permitted in the cabins or in cottage 25.
Access Pass is not accepted for the full service Cottage rental.
Only 2 pets per site are permitted. Current rabies certificate required. Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6ft at all times.
Visitors must leave the park by 10:00 pm.
Firewood available at park office
A fish cleaning station is available.
When biking, children under 14 years old must wear a helmet.
Chainsaws, chopping down trees, firearms, fireworks are not allowed at the park. No skateboards or roller blades to be used in the park.
Generators can be excessively loud and/or may omit fumes that can be obnoxious to other campers, especially during meal times. Therefore, operation of generators will be permitted only between the hours of 9:00 am to 11am and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Excessively loud and/or obnoxious generators will not be allowed.
Peak Season: A person may be the primary site occupant for 14 total days of camping. S/he must leave the park for 48 hours once they have stayed the maximum number of days allowed before beginning a new reservation.