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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

  • Vehicle access in the winter months is limited, weather permitting.

    No motors of any kind are permitted on the lake year-round. Electric augers are permitted for ice fishing.

  • Open year round, dawn to dusk
  • Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center: Memorial Day-Labor Day, seven days a week, 10am-3:00pm, weather permitting. The nature center is also open on weekends, school vacations, and at patron requests.
  • 2022 Swimming Season

    Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Weekend

    10 am - 6 pm, daily

  • Concession Stand: 10 am - 6 pm Wednesday - Monday; closed Tuesdays; weather permitting
  • Boat/Kayak Rental: 10am - 6pm Wednesday - Monday; closed Tuesdays; weather permitting
  • Picnic Shelter: 5/1 - 10/10. Advance reservations available.

  • Tent Rental: 5/1 - 10/10

  • 2022 Camping Season: 5/6 - 11/27
    Reservations through Reserve America: 1-800-456-2267.
    Camping loop open and close dates vary, check Reserve America for dates.
  • Sunset Cabin: 5/6 - 10/14
    Campers and tents not allowed on cabin site.
    Check In: 3 pm. Check Out: 11 am. Week starts on Friday.
    Pets not permitted

  • Campground Cottage/Lakeshore Cottage: 5/6 - 10/14
    Campers and tents not allowed on cabin site.
    Check In: 3 pm. Check Out: 11 am. Week starts on Friday.
    Pets not permitted.
  • White Birch Cabin Colony: 5/5 - 11/26
    Campers and tents not allowed on cabin site.
    Check In: 3 pm. Check Out: 11 am. Week starts on Thursday.
  • 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 10/13. Please contact park office for more information.
  • Generator Hours: 9-11 am and 5-9 pm
  • Snowshoe Rental: in season $5/half day $10/whole day. Ice skates free to use.

    Cross Country Skiing: Groomed trails during winter season, weather conditions permitting.

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/car
    5/28 - 9/5 (collected daily) - $8/car
    9/6 - 10/10 (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
    $7.25 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
    5/06 - 5/26: $400 per week
    5/27 - 6/09: $575 per week
    6/10 - 7/14: $800 per week
    7/15 - 9/08: $1,000 per week
    9/09 - 10/13: $400 per week

    Campground Cottage
    : Sleeps 4 people, 2 cars, no pets/no smoking/no tents or campers allowed
    5/06 - 5/26: $400 per week
    5/27 - 7/14: $525 per week
    7/15 - 9/08: $650 per week
    9/09 - 10/13: $400 per week

  • Cabins
  • Sunset Cabin: Sleeps 4
    5/06 - 5/26 - $300 per week
    5/27 - 7/14: $425 per week
    7/15 - 9/08: $550 per week
    9/09 - 10/13: $300 per week

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

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

    5/05 - 5/25: $328 per week
    5/26 - 7/13: $453 per week
    7/14 - 9/07: $578 per week
    9/08 - 10/12: $328 per week


    *Allows pets.

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

    5/05 - 5/25: $403 per week
    5/26 - 7/13: $478 per week
    7/14 - 9/07: $603 per week
    9/08 - 10/12: $403 per week


    *Allows pets.

  • Boat and Kayak Rental
  • $10 per hour (+ $25 deposit)
  • Environmental Education Program Fees
  • Adults: $5/person
    Children (under 12): $1/person
    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 Permits
  • Please see the following Application and Rules for an equestrian permit.
  • Seasonal Boat Storage Permits
  • $45 April 1 - November 1
  • Snowshoe Rental
  • $5 per 1/2 day or $10 per day, Ice Skates free to rent.

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.

Sun 22 May
FOREST BATHING
Sunday, May 22, 2022 10:00 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. Pay $5 per adult (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174- specify whether you would like to join the 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. program.
Sun 12 Jun
KNEE HIGH NATURALIST
Sunday, June 12, 2022 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
We'll begin with a nature- themed story time, read a book or two and talk about what we've read. Afterward we will go for a short walk outside so dress according to the weather! Geared towards ages 2-5. Pay $1 per child (cash or check) at the office and then drive down to the Nature Center. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Sun 12 Jun
FOREST BATHING
Sunday, June 12, 2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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. Pay $5 per adult (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.
Tue 14 Jun
FULL MOON HIKE
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
This is a guided hike around Moreau Lake after hours. We will get to experience the woods at night while viewing the full moon. This will be about a 3-mile hike on relatively flat terrain. Reservations are required, please call 518-917-2174 with 24-hour notice. Cost is $5 for adults and $1 for children.
Sun 19 Jun
FOREST BATHING
Sunday, June 19, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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. Pay $5 per adult (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Registration is required at least 24 hours in advance; call or text 518-917-2174.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Biking
  • Boat Launches
  • Campsites, Cabins & Lodging
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Nature Center
  • Playgrounds
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing
  • Swimming Beach
  • Visitor Center