Frequently Asked Questions About Sylvan Beach and Oneida Lake

Are dogs allowed on the beach?

No, dogs are not allowed on Sylvan Beach

Are you allowed to barbecue on the beach? Or is there a place to do so?

No, you are not allowed to grill on the beach but you may use the park’s pre setup grills. These are just across from the amusement park.

Is there a fee for parking? Where can you park?

There are parking meters in public parking. During some events there is free parking. Such as Bikes on the Beach and other events.

What are the hours the beach open to the public?

You can access the beach at any time. On duty life guard hours are 11-a.m. to 7-p.m. 7 days a week, weather permitting.

Is there a lifeguard on duty?

In the specified swimming areas.

Are there public restrooms?

Yes, there is a bathhouse at the lake front park which has restrooms.

Is alcohol allowed on the beach?

Open containers are not allowed in public in the Village of Sylvan Beach.

Where do I look for information about hotels and accommodations?

You have arrived! Click here for information.

Is there local places to eat?

Sylvan Beach has a great variety! Click here for further information about dining.

Are you allowed to beach your boat on Sylvan Beach?

You are not allowed to bring your boat onto the beach but there are public docking areas in the mouth of the canal. Also for a list of marinas click here.

Where can I find more information about Sylvan Beach?

You have landed on SylvanBeachny.com which is an excellent source for information on Sylvan Beach events, to do’s, shopping, dining, camping and much more.

Are there any golf courses near Sylvan Beach?

There are a few golf courses to select from. Discover more about Golfing Sylvan Beach here.

Can you hold wedding ceremonies on the beach or in the park?

You may hold weddings on Sylvan Beach. It is recommended to contact the village board for large ceremonies. For more information visithere.

Are fireworks allowed on the beach?

No, abiding by New York State policy all consumer fireworks are banned in New York.

Where are the closest emergency departments contact information?

For all emergencies begin by calling 911 for storage of local authorities and emergency personal view below.

  • Police Department – Madison County Sheriff’s Department-  (315) 366-2318
  • Fire Department & Ambulance- (315) 762-5500
  • Hospital (Oneida Health Care)-(315) 363-4651

Can you fish on the beach?

While fishing off of the lake front park is recommended you may fish on the beach. Sylvan Beach has a large sandbar area so fishing directly off the beach would not be ideal.

Are there rules for metal detecting?

Metal detecting is allowed, and there are no current regulations.

Can you vend on the Sylvan Beach?

With village approval you can become a vendor allowed on the public beach.

What if I have a question that’s not answered here?

You can Email us at info@sylvanbeachny.com