Wellesley Island State Park
44927 Cross Island Road
Fineview, NY 13640
State Park: Bike, Birding, Camp, Fish, Golf, Hike, Picnic, RV, Walk, Water Sports
Has the largest camping complex in the Thousand Islands region. Secluded wilderness sites nestled along the banks of the St. Lawrence River are accessible only by foot or boat. For the less rugged camper, there are regular tent/trailer sites and a cabin colony, including facilities for group camping and twelve Full Service Accomodations. Which will enable you to enjoy the sunset from the porch of a fully outfitted cottage. You can choose a two or three bedroom cottage with all the comforts of home, including a bathroom with shower, kitchen with refrigerator and stove, bedding, cooking utensils, dishes, glassware, silverware, etc. Within this rustic paradise, fishing is excellent–particularly for muskie in autumn. To accommodate boaters, the park has a marina and four boat launches. A sandy beach on the river offers great swimming and sunbathing and there is a recreation barn and 9-hole golf course on the Island. One of the main attractions of the park is the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, which includes a museum, varied habitats such as wooded wetlands, 3 miles of shoreline and open granite outcrops, and miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing and nature education. The Nature Center provides educational and recreational programs for all ages. One special feature at the nature center is the 1/4 mile handicapped trail that includes access to picnic tables and the seasonal butterfly house.