4965 County Road 16, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Located on West Lake Road (County Road 16), Onanda Park is about eight miles south of the City of Canandaigua consisting of eighty acres, seven of which are on the lake-side portion. The park includes 15 cabins (7 on the upland side and 8 on the lakeside), 5 pavilions and 3 lodges/halls available for rent. The uplands consist of seventy-three acres of hillside including a two-mile hiking path, pavilions, winter sledding and overflow parking.
Originally started as a YWCA Camp just before the turn of the century, it was purchased in 1989 by a cooperative effort between New York State and the Town of Canandaigua. It was opened in 1990 to the public. Fishing, swimming, family picnics and gatherings have proven popular at this year-round recreation area.
Swimming is only permitted when a lifeguard is on duty. The 2017 Swimming Schedule is as follows:
June 16 - August 18 -- 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
August 19 - September 4 -- 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
No alcohol, pets (other than service dogs), roller-blades or skateboards allowed in the Park. No bike riding permitted on lake-side.
Shore fishing is allowed year round. Car-top (TRAILERED WILL NOT BE ALLOWED) canoes & kayaks are allowed to launch from Onanda Park on a regular basis and are subject to rules posted at the lake. Boat launching is only permitted November 15 to April 15, and is subject to availability. For more information on boat launching and fishing regulations contact the Director of Parks and Recreation, Dennis Brewer.