This Abandoned Girl Scout Camp In A New York State Park Is Like Something From A Horror Film

The Empire State has earned a reputation for its abundance of abandoned places. But this little-known state park in Sodus is unlike any you’ve visited before. The scenic park on Lake Ontario was once a summer camp for Girl Scouts, full of laughter, singing, and activity…but now, there’s little left of this century-old abandoned Girl Scout camp in New York. Check out some chilling photos of the camp below:

Though they have remained for a few decades now, there’s no telling if or when the park might choose to tear down the remnants of this abandoned Girl Scout camp in New York. If you think you’d like to visit Beechwood State Park, start making plans soon – and remember to respect what’s left.

What do you think of this unique state park and the ruins of this old summer camp in Sodus?

For another unique state park in New York with a few surprises up its sleeve, check out the petite Panama Rocks Scenic Park.

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Address: Beechwood State Park, Lake Rd, Sodus, NY 14551, USA
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What are some of the coolest abandoned places in New York?

Safely (and ethically) exploring abandoned places is a challenge. However, there are a few abandoned places in New York that are open to the public or offer unique, guided history tours.

  • Blockhouse at Central Park
  • Brooklyn Naval Yard
  • Ellis Island Hospital Complex
  • Floyd Bennett Airfield
  • Fort Totten and Fort Tilden in Queens
  • Fort Wadsworth Park
  • Governors Island
  • Old City Hall NYC Subway
  • Old Croton Aqueduct Weir
  • Roosevelt Island’s historic smallpox hospital


Are there any historic mansions in New York?

Both living and abandoned, the Empire State is full of unique, historic mansions and fortress-style "castles." The best historic sites are open for public tours. Some extravagant and beautifully ornate historic mansions to check out in New York are:

  • Bartow-Pell Mansion, The Bronx
  • Clermont, Germantown
  • Frick, New York City
  • George Eastman Mansion, Rochester
  • Governor Reuben Fenton Mansion, Jamestown
  • Gracie Mansion, Manhattan
  • Hyde Hall, Cooperstown
  • Kykuit, Tarrytown
  • Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie
  • Merchant’s House Museum, New York City
  • McClurg Mansion, Westfield
  • Mills Mansion, Staatsburg
  • Mount Vernon Hotel Museum And Garden, New York City
  • Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York City
  • Olana, Hudson
  • Phelps Mansion (Binghamton)
  • Rose Hill Mansion (Geneva)
  • Schuyler Mansion, Albany
  • Seward House Mansion, Auburn
  • Skene Manor, Whitehall
  • Springwood, Hyde Park
  • Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park
  • Wilderstein, Rhinebeck
  • Yaddo, Saratoga Springs