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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

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 120-person capacity and a 20'x30' tent which can accommodate up to 75 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.

In the summer, beach lounges, beach umbrella and fishing gear can be rented. In the winter, snowshoes are available for rent daily.

Please note:  We do not allow Campers, Motorhomes, Trailers or HorseTrailers down at the beach in 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 $2 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Shelter and Tent Rental Information--Application

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.

2018 Geocache Challenge: Passports available at park and site offices too. 2018 Geocache Challenge is on from May 26th – November 11th. Find a Learn to Geocache Program at your favorite park and get started!

Current Water Quality - Beach Results

 

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet, rabies vaccination and proof of same required. Not permitted in buildings or bathing areas. For campers, if your site allows pets, there is a two-pet maximum.

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round.
  • The beach is open for swimming from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. 10 am - 6 pm, daily.
  • Beach Lounges/Umbrellas: 5/26 - 9/3, 10am-6pm
  • Boat/Kayak Rental: 5/26-9/3, 10am-5pm.
  • Picnic Shelter: 5/1 - 10/18. Advance reservations available.

  • Tent Rental: 5/1 - 10/18

  • 2018 Camping Season: 5/4 - 10/11
    Reservations through Reserve America: 1-800-456-2267.
    Camping loop open and close dates vary, check Reserve America for dates.
    Please note: the Parks dump station will close October 14th
  • Campground Cottage/Lakeshore Cottage: 5/4 - 10/11
    Campers and tents not allowed on cabin site.
    Check In: 3 pm. Check Out: 11 am. Week starts on Friday.
    Pets not permitted.
  • Sunset Cabin: 5/4 - 10/11
    Campers and tents not allowed on cabin site.
    Check In: 3 pm. Check Out: 11 am. Week starts on Friday.
    Pets not permitted

  • Hunting is permitted in a limited area in season, please contact the park for more information.
  • Snowshoe Rental: in season $5/half day $10/whole day
    Cross Country Skiing: During winter season, weather conditions permitting.
  • Vehicle access in the winter months is limited.
    No motors of any kind are permitted on the lake year-round.

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
  • 5/5 – 5/25 (collected weekends & holidays) - $6/car
    5/26 - 9/3 (collected daily) - $8/car
    9/4 - 10/8 (collected weekends & holidays) - $6/car

  • Camping
  • $18 per night weekday rate (Sun-Thurs)
    $22 per night weekend rate (Fri-Sat)
    $2.75 Walk-in Charge
    $4 per night weekend Fee on Friday/Saturday and Holidays
    $9 Reservation Fee charged by Reserve America
    2 Tents, 2 Cars, 6 People, up to 2 household pets or 1 Camper, 1 Tent, 6 People, up to 2 household pets Must bring proof of rabies vaccination for all pets (NOT TAGS)

    $5 Non-NYS resident additonal fee

    Group Camping: 6 cars, 8 tents, 35 people, 2 pets permitted
    Sunday–Thursday group camping is $75 a night, Friday and Saturday its $95 a night.

  • 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
    $100 Security Deposit Req.
    5/4 - 5/24: $400 per week
    5/25 - 6/21: $575 per week
    6/22 - 7/19: $800 per week
    7/20 - 9/6: $1,000 per week
    9/7 - 10/11: $400 per week

    Campground Cottage
    : Sleeps 4 people, 2 cars, no pets/no smoking/no tents or campers allowed
    $100 Security Deposit Req.
    5/4 - 5/24: $400 per week
    5/25 - 7/19: $525 per week
    7/20 - 9/6: $650 per week
    9/7 - 10/11: $400 per week

  • Cabins
  • Sunset Cabin: Sleeps 4
    $100 Security Deposit Req.
    5/4 – 5/24 - $300 per week
    5/25 - 7/19: $425 per week
    7/20 - 9/6: $550 per week
    9/7 - 10/11: $300 per week

    Non-NYS resident fee $25/week
    Weekly rentals only Fri-Fri

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

    5/3 - 5/23: $300 per week
    5/24 - 7/18: $425 per week
    7/19 - 9/5: $550 per week
    9/6 - 10/10: $300 per week

    Off-Season Fees
    $40 per night 

    *Allows pets.

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

    5/3 - 5/23: $325 per week
    5/24 - 7/18: $450 per week
    7/19 - 9/5: $575 per week
    9/6 - 10/10: $325 per week

    Off-Season Fees
    $60 per night

    *Allows pets.

  • Tent Rental
  • $100/day
    *Vehicle entrance fee not included

    Tent (20' x 30')
    Capacity: 50-75
    Electricity: No 

    For Group Camping, Pavilion and Tent Rentals Contact the Park Office at (518) 793 - 0511
  • Picnic Shelters
  • $150/day
    *Vehicle entrance fee not included

  • Boat and Kayak Rental
  • $16/2 hours
    $28/4 hours
    +$25 cash security deposit required for all boat and kayak rentals.


  • Beach Lounges/Umbrellas
  • Lounge Chairs and Umbrellas: $8/day, each
  • Environmental Education Program Fees
  • Adults: $2
    Children (under 12) & Seniors (over 62): $1
    Special Programs & School Groups: $3/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
  • Please see the following Application and Rules for an equestrian permit.
  • Seasonal Boat Storage Permits
  • $45
  • Snowshoe Rental
  • $5 per 1/2 day or $10 per day

Additional Documents

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.

Tue 21 Aug
The Secret Life of Snakes
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 11:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Don't fear our friendly snakes. Come and learn about the various kinds we take care of right here in our nature center that are also found in our park. We will talk about habitat, predators, prey and the habits of these misunderstood creatures. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.

Registration: Required
Wed 22 Aug
Moreau Kayak Trip
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Warm weather is here, come learn kayaking with us! This wonderful summer time paddle is a fantastic way to learn a new fun way to spend time outside. The Park Naturalist will lead this beginner's paddle around the lake pointing out signs of summer and other wonderful sights that are more enjoyable from an up-close perspective given by a kayak. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.

Registration: Required
Wed 22 Aug
Fish Filleting Demo
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Have you ever wondered how to perfectly filet a freshly caught fish? Come and have a lesson from the Park Naturalist, who has mastered the skill. No reservation necessary. This event is free.

Thu 23 Aug
Moreau After Dark
Thursday, August 23, 2018 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Come explore Moreau after the sun sets! This program is intended for families of all ages. Join us as we take a short hike around Moreau in the dark, looking and listening for nocturnal animals. Flashlights and/or headlamps are recommended and be sure to bring bug spray! Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event, children and seniors are $1 and adults are $2.

Registration: Required
Fri 24 Aug
Hudson River Kayak
Friday, August 24, 2018 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Warm weather is here, come learn to kayak with us! This wonderful paddle is a fantastic way to start. The Park Naturalist will lead this paddle along the river pointing out signs of wildlife and other wonderful sights while teaching strokes and kayaking safety. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Boat Rentals
  • Cabins
  • Camper Recreation (Accessible)
  • Campsites
  • Cottages
  • Dumping Stations
  • Food
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Museum/Visitors Center
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach
  • Tent/Trailer Sites (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing