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Wellesley Island State Park

Alexandria Bay, Jefferson Co.

Wellesley Island: grouse and man fishing

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Located in the St. Lawrence River near Lake Ontario's outflow, this island is an ideal site for viewing shorebirds.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Forest
  • Marsh
  • Shoreline
  • Fields

Recreational Opportunities

  • Nature center
  • Hiking and cross-country skiing trails
  • Boating
  • Fishing, swimming
  • Camping, cabins

Accessible Features

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This Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has accessible features that include nature trails, camping, picnic pavilions and recreation programs. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


2,643 acres


See Google Maps for step by step directions to Wellesley Island (This link will open a page outside of the DEC website. Hold "Shift" down while clicking on the link to open it in a new window)

Contact Information

Telephone: 315-482-2722

Address: 44927 Cross Island Road, Fineview, NY 13640

Website: Wellesley Island State Park (This leaves DEC's website)

Photo Credits: John Rozell, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation