Have you ever wondered what the recently completed west side trail looks like from the water? The water at the North end of the Lake is astoundingly clear; fish are abundant and quite visible everywhere! It’s actually incredible how many fish you will see – it’s like looking into an aquarium teaming with fish. In early June, the fish will be spawing near the shoreline.

The Camillus Kayak Shop, starting June 1, will offer kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals in Long Branch Park at Willow Bay, near the S.U. Boathouse. Brand new recreational kayaks and user-friendly (beginner) paddleboards will be available along with some basic instruction. If you’re a SUP’r who has never tried kayaking or a kayaker who has never tried SUP’ing, this will be a great opportunity. Hourly rentals and week-day specials! Our rental sit on top and sit in kayaks are twelve feet in length. These are better than the usual rental offerings and more enjoyable for recreational kayakers. Tandems will also be offered. Located at the nicest launch area on the lake, it is close to the rest rooms,  bike/walking trail, and is also near the pavilion and parking area.

We have everything you need to get out and enjoy the waters of Willow Bay at Onondaga Lake Park. Rent a boat, a kayak, or a standup paddleboard and make your day at one of Liverpool, New York’s best parks even better.

What people are saying about Willow Bay Rentals:

  • Reasonable prices and a nice area. For a tandem it was 30 for the first hour and 20/hr after that, for single it’s half that. They also have paddleboats and stand up paddleboards.
  • Super friendly owner with helpful instructions and tips out on the water. Beautiful location. My friend and I had a great time paddle boarding and I’m sure I’ll be back–Thank you!