Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island

#108 of 149 in Nature in New York State
Beaver Island State Park is a New York state park located on Grand Island in northwestern Erie County, New York in the United States. It is situated at the southern end of the island on the bank of the Niagara River and served by the Beaver Island Parkway, a 2.72mi highway linking the park to Interstate 190 (I-190).Included within the park is the Beaver Island State Park Golf Course, a USGA-recognized championship 18-hole, par-72 public golf course.HistoryThe present-day Beaver Island State Park opened in 1935 and is comprised of several historic Grand Island estates of Buffalo's elite that were donated to New York State for all Western New Yorkers to enjoy. These grand estates included: The Falconwood Club - resort started by Lewis Allen and later owned by George E. MatthewsRiver Lawn - summer home and estate of Elbridge G. Spaulding, Franklin Sidway, and later Frank St. John SidwayRiver Lea - summer home of Lewis F. Allen, the uncle of US President Grover Cleveland, is located within the park.In 2015, it was announced that a new $2 million pro shop with a bar and restaurant and a large, outdoor seating area was coming to Beaver Island Golf Course. It will replace the one destroyed by fire in 2012.
Put Beaver Island State Park into our Grand Island trip planning site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Grand Island.
Create an itinerary including Beaver Island State Park
Beaver Island State Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
46 reviews
  • We recently stayed at the Radisson Hotel in Grand Island for three days, had an afternoon free and so decided to make a very short drive over to Beaver Island State Park to explore on foot. The weathe...  more »
  • There really is nothing but walking paths this time of year but the Park Ranger in the office was very, very informative.  more »
  • I don't usually golf at State Parks but did so recently. I was surprised by the course. Conditions were not bad. Had areas of ground under repair but overall not too bad. The fairways were in average ...  more »
  • A pleasant park that has plenty of activities to offer. It is a nice place for cross country skiing in the winter. With the exception of summer, it is a peaceful place to run if you want to avoid road traffic. If you are into photography there are wonderful scenic sunset views and wildlife at the nearby trails. Check it out!
  • Really nice park that even has a beach. Seems like a great place to run and hammock and just relax. There's a giant building that's available for rent. Plenty of space for wedding receptions
  • Great park. Lots of picnic areas and grills for use. Beach was well groomed and the staff friendly and professional
  • Clean and beautiful. The only issue I had with the place was that when some lifeguards in training came to the beach one of them broke off and said something to my 5 yr old he came running to me crying and the lifeguard didn't even think to explain what had happened to my husband or I. I didn't think that was handled very well. We were on the way out anyway so we didn't push the matter but I think the lifeguards need to work on how they deal with children. But I suppose they are there to save lives not be nice people so it may not matter very much anyway.
  • Visited while vacationing at my older daughters. Unfortunately, the day we chose to go it started storming right when we arrived. We went back to Lockport & returned later in the day. Had a great time, got some super family pics & will definitely go back.

Plan your trip to Grand Island

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Grand Island

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor