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 January 1. Camp Brockway, Skyline Lodge and Arrowhead Lodge may be reserved up to 2 years in advance. For more information, including prices, click on the links to the left.
PLEASE READ the following before submitting a reservation request
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.
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, then choose Login or New Account. Once your request is approved you will receive an invoice via email with payment instructions. You may only request one shelter/lodge per event at one time.
Additional requests for the same event will be denied.
FULL payment is due within 1 business day of receiving an invoice.
MasterCard, Visa and Discover are accepted. Payments can be made online, log into your account and choose the Balances tab, or over the phone. Checks, money orders & cash are accepted only when making the reservation in person at the Reservations Office at Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool, NY. Your reservation is not final until full payment is received.
If your payment is not received on the due date your reservation is subject to cancellation. (School groups who pay via purchase order 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. Click on the Shelter & Camp Brockway Regulations link, above on the left, to review cancellation information and more.
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 email@example.com 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 non-reservation questions about Youth Group Camping at Highland Forest,
including campsite amenities, facility information and more - call (315) 683-5550.
For Skyline Lodge at Highland Forest - call (315) 451-6249
For Arrowhead Lodge at Oneida Shores - call (315) 676-7366
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If you use a version older than 8, it is probable your credit card payments will get declined and you won't be able to finalize your transactions on our registration website.