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Western New York Outdoors
A Parks and Recreation Guide to locations for outdoor adventures in WNY.

Woodlawn Beach
State Park in the Town of Hamburg, Erie County.


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Description:

A sandy beach on Lake Erie, off Lake Shore Road, with a great view.  Located south of Buffalo off Route 5 at the Hamburg Turnpike with Route 179 (Milestrip Road).

Picnic, play, swim, hike or tan in the sun and sand.  This mile long waterfront area has a combination of woodland, dunes, shorebirds and creeks (Rush Creek and Smoke Creek).   There is a boardwalk trail, thru the wooded wetland, from the Visitors Center to the beach.

Purchased by NYS on May 8th, 1996 and opened to the public in 1997.  This is what waterfront access to the public is all about.

Maps:

Woodlawn Beach map

Images:  Click on a thumbnail pic to enlarge the image.

Welcome to Woodlawn Beach

Entrance sign and road to parking area.

State Park Building

The parking area to the Nature Center and other facilites.

Nature Center

Current events listed and awesome fish exhibit.

Boardwalk

Behind the Nature Center and thru the woodland to the sand.

Wetlands

Benches, displays and lighted boardwalk before steps down to the beach.

Woodlawn Beach

The mile long waterfront and sand dunes south of Rush Creek.

Sand Dunes

The beach looking north toward Bethlehem Steel.

The Beach

The sandy beach, looking south toward Hoover Beach, on a sunny Friday afternoon on April 15th, 2005.

Vine Plantings

Park area with grills and trails.

Bridge

Path over Rush Creek and feeder stream to the mouth at Lake Erie.

Rush Creek

Streambank stabilization.

Smoke Creek

The northern section of the park and mouth of stream at Lake Erie.

Other Related Sites:

New York State Parks
NYS DEC - Region 9 State Land and Open Space Plan.
Town of Hamburg


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