Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

June 28, 2007

Eileen Larrabee
Cathy Jimenez

State Parks Completes Improvments At Moreau Lake State Park

Beach Bathhouse Receives Extensive Upgrades

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash today announced completion of a rehabilitation project to the bathhouse at Moreau Lake State Park. The improved bathhouse will better accommodate campers and visitors to the beach and picnic areas.

"New York State Parks is committed to upgrading and expanding services at our public facilities," said Ash. "Moreau Lake State Park is a popular summer destination for vacationers from around New York State. These improvements to the bathhouse will provide new family-friendly features to better serve our patrons enjoying the sandy beach and wooded campgrounds."

The bathhouse rehabilitation project at Moreau Lake includes new showers, plumbing, lighting fixtures, flooring and tile walls, as well as a new exterior footwash station at the beach and expanded lifeguard area. In addition, new family changing rooms have been constructed to accommodate parents with children of the opposite gender. The updated bathhouse was designed to meet ADA access requirements.

Moreau Lake State Park is open year round. The beach is open for swimming from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The beach area includes picnic grounds and a pavilion overlooking the lake. The lake also provides opportunities for boating, fishing and ice fishing.

Moreau Lake State Park has been recognized as one of Reserve America's Top Outdoor Locations and has been named one of the Top 100 Campgrounds in the nation. Reserve America has also recognized Moreau Lake for its unique Lakeshore Cottage, which offers full service accommodations to visitors including a refrigerator, stove, bathroom with shower and fireplace. The camping season runs from mid-May through mid-October. The park offers wooded campgrounds and facilities for group campers as well as tent and trailer sites.

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 178 state parks and 35 historic sites. For more information on any of these recreation areas, please call 518-474-0456 or online,