Fort Niagara State Park

Fort Niagara State Park

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Fort Niagara State Park

New York

(716) 745-7273

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Overview

Fort Niagara State Park has two boat launches providing access to the Lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario, woodland hiking trails, swimming pools, water slide, a view of Lake Ontario, picnic grounds, playgrounds, water fowl hunting, 18 soccer fields. In winter, visitors can cross-country ski, snowshoe, and sled. The park is adjacent to Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site. 

Be sure to visit the Fort Niagara's Nature Center,  located adjacent to the swimming pool. 

Outdoor education programs are available upon request. "A Walker's Guide to the Natural History of Fort Niagara State Park" is available.

Map of Fort Niagara (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.263283, -79.053886

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Activities

  • Boating

    Two boat launches provide access to the Lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario, popular sites for recreational boating.

  • Bicycling

    Bicycling is permitted within the park on the marked paths that wind throughout the park.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is permitted within the park. There is also a fish cleaning station is available.

  • Hiking

    There are plenty of woodland hiking trails that wander throughout the park

  • Historic Sites

    The Nature Center is open from early July until Labor Day Weekend Thursdays through Sundays. Old Fort Niagara, a pre-Civil War era fort, is now a State Historic Site within Fort Niagara State Park.

  • Hunting

    Water fowl hunting is permitted within the park when in season.

  • Picnicking

    The picnic grounds include picnic shelters (seasonal use available), playgrounds, and 18 soccer fields for public use.

  • Tennis

    Tennis courts are available for public use during the summer season.

  • Water Sports

    Fort Niagara State Park has two boat launches providing access to the Lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario. Within the park, swimming facilities include swimming pools, waterslides, restrooms with changing facilities and showers. Pets are not allowed in bathing areas.

  • Winter Sports

    In winter, visitors can cross-country ski and snowshoe on the groomed trails through the park. Sledding is also a popular activity during the winter. When sledding, minors under 10 years of age must be under the supervision and control of a parent, guardian or responsible custodian.

Seasonality/Weather

For information about local area weather, please visit: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/14174.

Directions

Driving

Route 18F or Robert Moses Parkway, 18 miles north of Niagara Falls.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(716) 745-7273

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