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Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island

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4.1/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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.
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  • So we moved to the Buffalo area from downstate where long island and NJ beaches were accessible. Thought " well that's the end of summer beach days". to our surprise we discovered Beaver Island state ...  read more »
  • Nice area. Beach, trees. Good food af the club house large portions. Good value, reasonable prices. Golf course 
  • We were vacationing on Grand Island and visited Beaver Island State Park. The park is very pretty. The beach area was very clean and there were three life guards on duty. The river water was quite col...  read more »
  • Used to love this beach. Great family place. Glad to see the cleanliness improving. Last 2 times I have visited with children there have been several topless woman running in and around the beach and boardwalk and men taking pictures while they pose for multiple photo shoots. I feel like there is adult film making taking place. Families should not have to be exposed to this. Apparently it's in the Beaver Island handbook that's it's okay to be topless. Maybe so but not in that manner. Several families felt uncomfortable and left. Life guards advised thr families to move down the beach. We just moved back to our cars. No thanks!
  • We went there for a wedding, the food was inedible. The strip steak was cooked to the point of hamburger and the potatoes and chicken was cold and shriveled. And we were served first. The bar was closed an hour earlier than it was supposed to and despite the 90 degree weather, an outdoor dance floor and a cleared banquet room water was no where to be found. So disappointed in a beautiful venue.
  • I will never go there again...there was an incident where a girl pylled a k ife on a man which he threw her to the ground to protect himself...when police got there he asked her for the knife and she said she didnt have one...the police never checked the 5 other girls that were with her and let them go but the man is sitting in jail because yhe girl pressex charges..and the one offi er...whivh i wish i got his name waz very rude and ignorant to the victims...i hope i can be a witness for this man..and by the way the water is contaminated with sometging its disgusting. I wouldnt even let my dog drink the water...if u people are smart you will stay our of the water.
  • Great beach and parks for party's and such.. Also good Frisbee golf course and regular golf! As of July 20th the admission to get in was $7
  • Good place to go. Dirty water??? If u want clean water go to a pool. Its a lake not a beach.
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