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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 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 $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.

Current Water Quality - Beach Results

 2019 Geocache Challenge

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.
  • The beach is open for swimming:
    Memorial Day weekend through August 25, 2019
    10 am - 6 pm, daily
    Labor Day Weekend (August 31- September 2, 2019) 
    10 am -6pm, 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

  • 2019 Camping Season: 5/3 - 10/17
    Reservations through Reserve America: 1-800-456-2267.
    Camping loop open and close dates vary, check Reserve America for dates.
  • Campground Cottage/Lakeshore Cottage: 5/3 - 10/17
    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: 5/3 - 10/17
    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.
    5/3 - 5/23: $400 per week
    5/24 - 6/13: $575 per week
    6/14 - 7/18: $800 per week
    7/19 - 9/5: $1,000 per week
    9/6 - 10/17: $400 per week

    Campground Cottage
    : Sleeps 4 people, 2 cars, no pets/no smoking/no tents or campers allowed
    $100 Security Deposit Req.
    5/3 - 5/23: $400 per week
    5/24 - 7/18: $525 per week
    7/19 - 9/5: $650 per week
    9/6 - 10/17: $400 per week

  • Cabins
  • Sunset Cabin: Sleeps 4
    $100 Security Deposit Req.
    5/3 – 5/23 - $300 per week
    5/24 - 7/18: $425 per week
    7/19 - 9/5: $550 per week
    9/6 - 10/17: $300 per week

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

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

    5/2 - 5/22: $300 per week
    5/23 - 7/17: $425 per week
    7/18 - 9/4: $550 per week
    9/5 - 10/16: $300 per week

    Off-Season Fees
    $40 per night 

    *Allows pets.

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

    5/2 - 5/22: $375 per week
    5/23 - 7/17: $450 per week
    7/18 - 9/4: $575 per week
    9/5 - 10/16: $375 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.

Mon 09 Dec
Potter’s Point Hike
Monday, December 9, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Take a walk in the woods on this easily navigable and trail free parcel of the park. There will be beautiful views of the Hudson River and some neat natural wonders to explore. This is a flat, bushwhacking hike. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Meet and pay at the park office. $1 for kids and anyone over 62, $2 for everyone else.

Rating: Beginner

Registration: Required
Mon 09 Dec
Friend’s Meeting
Monday, December 9, 2019 07:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

The Friends of Moreau Lake State Park is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the support and promotion of environmental education programs and other activities at Moreau Lake State Park. Come to the monthly meetings where we will discuss our next events and general members' information. New members are always welcome. Meetings are held in the Nature Center.

Thu 12 Dec
Full Moon Hike
Thursday, December 12, 2019 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Our Park Naturalist will be leading this month's Full Moon Hike. While walking around the lake, we will point out flora and fauna as the sun is setting and the moon is rising. Call for reservations with 24-hour advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Program fees apply.

Rating: Beginner

Registration: Required
Tue 17 Dec
Lake Bonita Hike
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This hike has a couple ups and downs that travel around Lake Bonita. This hike is about 2+ miles and has some beautiful views of the Lake. Keep your eyes peeled and you will see some lovely rock outcroppings and maybe some neat wildlife. Registration is required with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office.

Rating: Beginner

Registration: Required
Thu 19 Dec
Knee High Naturalist
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This class is intended for children ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings. We will read a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Please stop at the office first to pay for the event. Each child costs $1.

10:00a.m. AND 2:00p.m

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