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Moreau Lake State Park

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Address
605 Old Saratoga Road
Gansevoort, NY 12831
Latitude 43.226288
Longitude -73.708176

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Winter

Vehicle access in the winter months is limited. No motors of any kind are permitted on the lake year-round.

Beach Parking

Campers, Motorhomes, Trailers or horse trailers down at the beach on weekends and holidays Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Pet Policy

A maximum of two pets are allowed in campsites and day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).


Moreau Lake State Park's lake lies amid hardwood forests, pine stands, and rocky ridges. Shady groves of trees shelter picnic grounds and a pavilion overlooking the lake. Wooded campgrounds are quiet and secluded, offering facilities for group campers, as well as tent and trailer sites. Two pavilions, each with a 100-120 person capacity and a 20'x30' tent which can accommodate up to 50 people, may be reserved on a daily basis. The sandy beach, nature, hiking and cross-country ski trails, opportunities for boating, fishing and ice fishing, and proximity to the Saratoga Springs and Lake George areas make the park attractive to visitors. 

Rowboats, kayaks, and paddle boards are available for rent Memorial Day - Labor Day. In the winter, snowshoes are available for rent and ice skates are available free of charge. 

Please note:  We do not allow Campers, Motorhomes, Trailers or horse trailers down at the beach on weekends and holidays Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Located on the beach road is our vacation rental. The Lake Shore Cottage provides everything from a refrigerator, stove, dishes, and utensils to a screened porch, bathroom with shower, bedding, pillows, and a cozy fireplace.

See calendar of events for program information. Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location.  There is a program fee of $5 per adult and $1 per child.

Pavilion Information
Moreau Lake has three pavilions/tents. Prices range from $100 to $150 and can accommodate 50 to 120 people. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com.

Shelter and Tent Rental Information

New! Moreau Lake State Park has 7 accessible campsites intended for use by persons with disabilities. At least one member of a camping party must be in need of the accommodation. The sites will support power equipment for those with a legitimate medical need (documentation from a physician is required). Please contact the Park Manager for more information at 518-793-0511.

Current Water Quality - Beach Results

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in campsites and day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round, dawn to dusk
  • State Park operates year-round. Park hours and facility operations (including swimming) are subject to change. Patrons are encouraged to contact the park directly to confirm operating hours before traveling.
    Vehicle access in the winter months is limited, weather permitting.
  • Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center: May 27th - September 4th, 10:00am-3:00pm (subject to change). The nature center is also open on weekends, school vacations, and at patron requests.
  • 2023 Swimming Season

    May 27th through September 4th

    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., daily

  • Concession Stand: May 27th - September 4th, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (subject to change) 
  • Boat/Kayak Rental: (subject to change)
    May 27th - June 26th: Open Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Closed Monday - Friday
    June 26th - September 3rd: Open Fridays - Sunday & Holidays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Closed Monday - Thursday
  • Picnic Shelter: 5/1 - 10/10. Advance reservations available.

  • Pavilion & 20x30 Canvas Tent Rental: (reservations through Reserve America)

    Fernwood & Palmertown Pavilion: April 28th – October 10th

    20x30 Canvas Tent Rental: May 22nd – September 4th

  • 2023 Camping Season:(reservations through Reserve America)
    Loop A: May 5th – November 25th (Dump Station closed after October 12th, please plan accordingly)
    Loops B, C, D, E: May 5th – October 8th
    Loops F, G: May 26th – September 3rd
    Group Campsite: May 26th – September 3rd

  • Sunset Cabin: May 5th - October 12th
    Weekly Rental (Friday - Friday)
    Check In: 3:00 p.m. Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
    Pets not permitted / RV Campers & Tents not permitted

  • Campground Cottage/Lakeshore Cottage: May 5th - October 12th
    Weekly Rental (Friday - Friday)
    Check In: 3:00 p.m. Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
    Pets not permitted / RV Campers & Tent not permitted
  • White Birch Cabin Colony: May 5th - November 25th
    Weekly Rental May 5th - October 11th (Thursday - Thursday)
    3-4 Night Rental October 12th - November 25th (Thursday - Sunday)
    Check In: 3:00 p.m. Check Out: 11:00 a.m.

  • RV Campers & Tents not permitted
    Pets not permitted in Deer, Pine Tree, Fisherman, Bear cabin.
    Pets permitted in Moose, Eagle cabin ONLY (requires proof of rabies vaccination).

    There is a 1.5 mile hike to the cabins along untreated surfaces of varying conditions starting October 12th. Please contact park office for more information.
  • Winter Hours of Operation
    Hours are weather permitting and subject to change
    Park is open Sunrise to Sunset daily Office Hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily
    Snowshoe Rental: in season $5/half day $10/whole day. Ice skates free to use.
    Snowshoes available for rent at the office
    Lake Access Gates open 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Nature Center open Saturday – Monday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Cross Country Skiing: Groomed trails during winter season, weather conditions permitting.
  • Generator Hours: 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • 5/7 - 5/27 (collected weekends & holidays) - $6.00/car
    5/28 - 9/5 (collected daily) - $8.00/car
    9/6 - 10/10 (collected weekends & holidays) - $6.00/car

  • Camping
  • $18.00 per night weekday rate (Sun-Thurs)
    $22.00 per night weekend rate (Fri-Sat)
    $2.75 Walk-in Charge
    $7.25 Reservation Fee charged by Reserve America

    Additional $5.00/night for non-NYS residents  
    Each site allows a maximum of 2 Tents (or 1 Camper/RV, +1 Tent), 2 Vehicles, 6 People, and up to 2 household pets. Must bring proof of rabies vaccination for all pets (NOT TAGS)

  • Reservations
  • For Reservations Contact: Reserve America 1-800-456-CAMP(2267)
    www.reserveamerica.com 

     
    *Reservations are strongly recommended for weekend stays*

  • Cottages
  • Cottages: Rented on a weekly basis only - Friday to Friday

    Lakeshore Cottage: Sleeps 6 people, 2 cars, no pets/ no smoking/no tents or campers allowed
    5/05 - 5/25: $400 per week
    5/26 - 6/08: $575 per week
    6/09 - 7/13: $800 per week
    7/14 - 9/07: $1,000 per week
    9/08 - 10/12: $400 per week

    Campground Cottage
    : Sleeps 4 people, 2 cars, no pets/no smoking/no tents or campers allowed
    5/05 - 5/25: $400 per week
    5/26 - 7/13: $525 per week
    7/14 - 9/07: $650 per week
    9/08 - 10/12: $400 per week

  • Cabins
  • Sunset Cabin: Sleeps 4
    5/05 - 5/25 - $300 per week
    5/26 - 7/13: $425 per week
    7/15 - 9/08: $550 per week
    9/09 - 10/13: $300 per week

    No Pets/No Smoking/No Tents allowed

    Fishermen Cabin/Moose Cabin*/Pine Tree Cabin (Sleeps 4)

    5/04 - 5/24: $328 per week
    5/25 - 7/12: $453 per week
    7/13 - 9/06: $578 per week
    9/07 - 10/11: $328 per week

    *Allows pets.

    Bear Cabin/Eagle Cabin*/Deer Cabin (Sleeps 6)

    5/04 - 5/24: $403 per week
    5/25 - 7/12: $478 per week
    7/13 - 9/06: $603 per week
    9/07 - 10/11: $403 per week

    *Allows pets.

  • Boat and Kayak Rental
  • $10.00 per hour
    Hours of operation: Friday - Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Environmental Education Program Fees
  • Adults: $5.00/person
    Children (under 12): $1.00/person
    Special Programs & School Groups: $3.00/person

    Friends Group Members: Free
    If you paid the Vehicle Entrance Fee: Programs are free (excluding cost for kayak rentals)
    Campers are charged for programs.
  • Equestrian Permits
  • Please see the following Application and Rules for an equestrian permit.
    $20.00 Seasonal permit (4/1/2023 - 3/30/2024)
    $10.00 daily permit
  • Seasonal Boat Storage Permits
  • $45.00 seasonal permit, April 1 - November 1
  • Group Campsite
  • (reserve through Reserve America)
    $75.00 per night (Sunday - Thursday)
    $95.00 per night (Friday - Saturday)
    Group Camping allows a maximum of 6 cars, 8 tents (No RV/Campers allowed), 35 people, pets allowed. Must bring proof of rabies vaccination for all pets (NOT TAGS).
  • Snowshoe Rental
  • $5.00 up to 4-hour rental
    $10.00 up to 8-hour rental
    Hours of operation 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Cabins
  • No Pets (unless otherwise noted)/No Smoking/No Tents allowed
    Additional $25/week on all cabin & cottage rentals for non-NYS residents

Maps

Digital Maps

New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.

Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

Key BCA Criteria:

- Migratory concentration site

- Diverse species concentration site

- Species at risk site

The Moreau Lake BCA is within Moreau Lake State Park. Moreau Lake BCA is a stopover site for Neotropical migratory songbirds especially forest dwelling migrants during both spring and fall migrations. The site supports a diversity of birds associated with upland forest. It is also a significant wintering site for the state and federally threatened Bald Eagle and regularly supports state threatened Pied-billed Grebe (possible breeder) and Northern Harrier (spring and fall migration); and state species of special concern Cooper's Hawk (possible breeder) and Red-shouldered Hawk (probable breeder).

Download a copy of the BCA map.

Deer hunting is permitted in a limited area in season. Moreau Lake State Park follows the dates of the New York State hunting seasons.

Hunting is not permitted within 500 feet of any building, road, playground, or parking lot, and all trails are considered safety zones where hunting is not allowed.

Fri 22 Sep
Wiggly Wanderers
Friday, September 22, 2023 09:30 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Wiggly wanderers is a weekly (every Friday) program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner's hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance walking and we will rely on teachable moments to carry us through these experiences. Strollers will not work for these programs. While you do not need to attend each week, we will continue to build our toddlers hiking skills as well as their caregivers' confidence taking the children into the woods to explore. This program is a drop-in program, please be on time as we will be starting our hike at 9:35am.
Sat 23 Sep
FRIENDS NATIVE PLANT SALE
Saturday, September 23, 2023 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
The Green Team (Master Gardeners and Friends of Moreau) will hold a plant sale, at the Bathhouse at Moreau Lake State Park. The Green Team gardens at both Moreau State Park and Grant Cottage, utilizing sustainable practices. Money from the plant sale will be used for Green Team gardening supplies: seeds, plants, soil and tools. On the sale tables will be perennials (including natives), houseplants, bulbs and seeds. All plants will have been triple washed and potted in a new medium to prevent hitchhikers. Plant prices: $1.00-$10.00 CASH ONLY FREE SOIL TESTING! Please bring a cup of DRY soil, dug 6" down from the target area. Baskets filled with assorted gardening items will be available for raffle. Information will be available that day on How to become a Master Gardener, Tips for planting late in the season, Attracting Pollinators, Lists of Pollinating Plants, Crazy Worms, Composting for Healthy Soil and Rain Gardens and Ticks. Please see the Friends Of Moreau Lake website for further information.
Sat 23 Sep
FRIENDS CRAFT
Saturday, September 23, 2023 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Nature Center, live Critter Visits! Join the Friend's of Moreau and Park Staff for a fun filled program!! Build a Birdhouse($5), Pumpkin Painting($3), Face Painting and T-Shirt bag making. Hot Dogs, chips and soda will be available for purchase. Please see the Friends Of Moreau Lake website for further information.
Sun 24 Sep
Forest Bathing
Sunday, September 24, 2023 09:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Coined shinrin-yoku in Japan in the 1980's, forest bathing is the ecotherapeutic practice of spending time immersed in nature, absorbing it with all of your senses. The physiological and psychological benefits last for days afterward with the additional benefit of a new appreciation of our precious woodland and its inhabitants. This is a beginner-rated walk along the Nature Trail with long pauses to sit and enhance our awareness of our surroundings and it is approximately a 2-hour program. A small mat is beneficial to ensure a dry seat. This program is limited to those age 14 and up. Pay $5 per person (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance, please call the park office at 518-793-0511.
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Sep
Beaver Hike
Sunday, September 24, 2023 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Join an educator on a guided hike out to our beaver lodges along the Wetlands Walk and Mud Pond. Learn all about these fascinating rodents and how they live, love and learn. The cost is $5 for adults (18+) and $1 per child, payable by cash or check at the office upon your arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance, please call the park office at 518-793-0511.
Registration: Required

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