Verona Beach Professional Review and Guide
"Almost equidistant from Syracuse and Utica, Verona Beach is a 1,700-acre piece of public land in Oneida County. The name Oneida comes from an Iroquois tribe with roots in this part of the state. Campsites are grouped together on Oneida Lake along three short lanes with bathrooms and showers near the center. Sites 23–28 are closest to these facilities, while numbers 1–11 have panoramic views of the water. Lots aren’t particularly well screened from one another, but they do have at least partial shade overhead. Nine short trails between 0.5 and 2 miles in length lead through low-lying wetland areas along Black Creek. On the other side of Route 13 in the eastern section of the park, seasonal hunting for deer, small game, and waterfowl is possible with a DEC permit. Other area attractions for families include Sylvan Beach Amusement Park, the Fort Rickey Children’s Discovery Zoo, and the recently restored Verona Beach Lighthouse, one of three candlestick-style lighthouses built on Oneida Lake in the early part of the twentieth century."