Visit Oswego County, NY

Leave the crowds behind and escape to the spectacular beauty and pristine wilderness of Oswego County, NY. Conveniently located near I-90 and I-81 on Great Lake Ontario, Oswego County is an outdoor lover’s dream come true.

Experts and novices alike enjoy world-class fishing for trout, Pacific salmon, steelhead, bass and walleye on Lake Ontario, Oneida Lake, and their tributaries. Starting with the legendary Salmon River, local waters have produced 14 world and state records, including a 47-lb. Chinook salmon! Our professional guides and charter captains provide all the advice and equipment needed to create lifelong fishing memories.

Roam thousands of acres of trails on foot, fat-tire bikes, mountain bikes, skis, snowshoes, snowmobiles, and ATVs. Or paddle quiet waterways, take a whitewater rafting trip, or sail away under Lake Ontario’s dependable breezes.

The area’s rich history is reflected in colorful museums. Oswego’s Fort Ontario is cherished for its military sacrifices dating back to the French and Indian War. At the nearby Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum, you’ll learn about nearly 1,000 refugees who lived at Fort Ontario as guests of President Franklin Roosevelt. Discover how abolitionists helped slaves escape to Canada at the Starr Clark Tin Shop and Underground Railroad Museum. For even more hands-on history, explore the Oswego Lighthouse and the children’s and maritime museums in Oswego!

Accommodations are available for all budgets including luxurious and full-service hotels, motels, rustic fishing lodges and spacious campgrounds.