Making the most of the outdoors

When you and your family navigate Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes, make your home away from home at Sampson State Park or Seneca Lake State Park. Enjoy a quiet cruise, or play on the waves—there’s plenty of room for both on the largest and deepest of the Finger Lakes!

A series of canals built 200 years ago connects Seneca Lake to the sea lanes of the Atlantic Ocean. Seneca Lake, part of New York State’s Erie Canal System, winds its way to Lake Ontario. From there it joins the St. Lawrence River where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. This connection to international waterways makes Seneca Lake an attractive destination for mariners from around the globe.


Kayakers in Samsen Marina on Seneca Lake

Among the largest marinas on Seneca Lake, Sampson State Park and Seneca Lake State Park offer seasonal and transient slips in a park-like setting with amenities for a comfortable stay. New for the 2019 season: The completely rebuilt marina at Sampson State Park!  Find out more.

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Boat Rental

Samsen Pontoon Boat Rental Front

Rent our brand new 2019 Sun Tracker 22 DLX Pontoon Boat at Sampson State Park Marina. This 22’ boat will seat 6 of your friends and family. It is ideal for a cruise around Seneca Lake or trolling for lake trout.
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New cabins with modern kitchen at Sampson State Park

Camp in the Finger Lakes at Sampson State Park—2,000 acres of New York State’s great outdoors. Enjoy on-site biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, playgrounds, playing fields, a beach, a visitor’s center, plus much more nearby. Cabins, electric, and non-electric campsites are available. Make your reservation at New York’s official parks website.

Cabins and Campsites


Lakeside playground at Sampson State Park

Choose Sampson State Park and Seneca Lake State Park for access to the on-site conveniences you expect for a visit that is fun and comfortable for the whole family. More nearby activities and attractions are available to make your vacation memorable.
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Outdoor Fun