Parks Reservation Home

Welcome to Onondaga County Parks
Online Reservation Website

Onondaga County Parks features twenty shelters/picnic areas and three lodges/banquet facilities, available to reserve for your next special event. In addition, we offer youth group camping facilities (cabins and tenting sites) at Highland Forest. All shelters (except those located at Onondaga Lake Park/Long Branch Park) and youth group camping sites may be reserved 11 months in advance.  Shelters at Onondaga Lake Park/Long Branch can be reserved beginning the first business day of the year. For more information, including prices, click on the links to the left.

PLEASE READ the following before submitting a reservation request

Check Availability

Click on Check Availability link above to get to the Facility Calendar. Use the Calendar Filters located at the top of the page to pick the Facility (park) and the Room (shelter/camping site) or just leave on all if you want to check more than one specific location. Please keep in mind we only allow one group/reservation per site, per day...for example, if you see a group has already reserved a site for 4pm-8pm, you cannot reserve it for 10am-2pm on the same day. (Arrowhead Lodge customers: If you are requesting a date less than 30 days ahead, all reservations are subject to superintendent approval.)

Request a Date
Once you are on the Facility Calendar page and you want to submit a request for a date, click on  Reserve a Facility, once on this page choose Login or New Account. If your request was approved you will receive an invoice via email with payment instructions. If your request was rejected the email you receive will provide an explanation.  (Reservations made over the phone will only receive an invoice upon request.) You may only request one shelter/lodge per event at one time. Additional requests for the same event will be denied.

Payment Information 
Full payment is due when you place your reservation. Visa, Mastercard & Discover are accepted online. *To pay online log into your account and choose the Balances tab. Credit Card payments are also accepted over the phone or you may mail a check or money order.  Your reservation is not final until full payment is received. If your payment is not received within 24 hours of receiving your invoice, your reservation will be automatically cancelled.  ( If you are a school group and/or need to pay for your reservation via purchase order, you will need to call the Reservations Office, (315) 451-6249 directly to book your date.)  Once payment is received you will receive an email with your permit/contract. Please review your permit carefully and be prepared to show to staff on the day of your event. You may print it or show on your mobile device. Please review our cancellation/refund policy before making your payment.

Beach Shelter Reservations
Your reservation does NOT include beach/park admission charged during beach season. Advance sale discounted passes may be purchased, at least three weeks before your event date from the Reservations Department, for $4 per vehicle. If you do not purchase passes, your guests will be required to pay full price admission, $7 per vehicle, at the gate. Please note: The advance sale passes are not available to purchase at the beaches and you are responsible for distributing to your guests. 

For Shelters, Camp Brockway, Youth Camping or general website/login questions -
email or call (315) 451-6249, Monday - Friday, 8:30-4:30pm.
Calls are returned as soon as possible but due to the high volume we receive, it may be up to 3 business days before your call is returned.

For Skyline Lodge at Highland Forest - call (315) 677-3303

For Arrowhead Lodge at Oneida Shores - call (315) 676-7366
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