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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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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.

 

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: 5/27 - 9/4, daily.
  • Boat/Kayak Rental: 5/27-9/4, daily.
  • Picnic Shelter: 5/1 - 10/18. Advance reservations available.

  • Tent Rental: 5/1 - 10/18

  • 2016 Camping Season: 5/6 - 10/13
    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: 5/6 - 10/13
    Through Reserve America, $50 Security Deposit required.
    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: 5/6 - 10/13
    Through Reserve America, $100 Security Deposit required.
    Campers and tents not allowed on cabin site.
    Check In: 3 pm. Check Out: 11 am. Week starts on Friday.
    Pets not permitted

  • Fish Pole/Tackle Rental: 5/30 - 9/5, daily.

  • 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 Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is 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. Apply online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • 5/6 – 5/26 (collected weekends & holidays) - $6/car
    5/27 - 9/4 (collected daily) - $8/car
    9/5 - 10/9 (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: $95 per night - 6 cars, 8 tents, 35 people, 2 pets permitted

  • 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.
    5/5 - 5/25: $400 per week
    5/26 - 6/22: $575 per week
    6/23 - 7/20: $800 per week
    7/21 - 9/7: $1,000 per week
    9/8 - 10/12: $400 per week

    Campground Cottage
    : Sleeps 4 people, 2 cars, no pets/no smoking/no tents or campers allowed
    $100 Security Deposit Req.
    5/5 - 5/25: $400 per week
    5/26 - 7/20: $525 per week
    7/21 - 9/7: $650 per week
    9/8 - 10/12: $400 per week

  • Cabins
  • Sunset Cabin: Sleeps 4
    $100 Security Deposit Req.
    5/5 – 5/25 - $300 per week
    5/26 - 7/20: $425 per week
    7/21 - 9/7: $550 per week
    9/8 - 10/12: $300 per week

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

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

    5/4 - 5/24: $300 per week
    5/25 - 7/19: $425 per week
    7/20 - 9/6: $550 per week
    9/7 - 10/19: $300 per week

    *Allows pets.

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

    5/4 - 5/24: $375 per week
    5/25 - 7/19: $450 per week
    7/20 - 9/6: $575 per week
    9/7 - 10/19: $375 per week

    *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
  • $20/2 hours
    $30/4 hours
    +$25 cash security deposit required for all boat and kayak rentals.


  • Beach Lounges/Umbrellas
  • Lounge Chairs and Umbrellas: $8/day, each
  • Fishing Poles
  • $8/day
  • Environmental Education Program Fees
  • Adults: $2
    Children (under 12) & Seniors (over 62): $1
    Special Programs & School Groups: $3/person
    Credit Cards Not Accepted for Programs – Cash and Check Only

    Friends Group Members: Free
    If you paid the Vehicle Entrance Fee: Programs are free (excluding cost for kayak rentals)
    Campers are charged for programs.
  • 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.

Thu 24 Aug
Turtle Talk
Thursday, August 24, 2017 until Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Harrelson and Daryl are our two resident terrestrial turtles that we care for here at the park. Come and spend some time learning about their habits, habitat, diet and what life would look like in the wild. Afterwards we will take a little walk with them on the beach. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. Please pay at the office when you arrive and then we will head down to the nature center.

Mon 25 Sep
Cottage Park Hike
Monday, September 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

About 4+ miles round trip this steep climb will prove to be a good work out. We will enjoy a comfortable pace as we climb to the top and as we walk along we will see some great views overlooking the Hudson River. Please bring a lunch and water to enjoy on the trail. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

Tue 26 Sep
Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Come learn the leave no trace outdoor ethics used to conserve our wild places and leave as little of an impact in the woods as possible. This course will get people familiar with the seven leave no trace principles and how they can reduce their impact when they are using the outdoors. This will be a fun full day event where we will hike along Lake Bonita and practice some of these principles. Please bring your own lunch. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice; please call 518-793-0511.

Tue 26 Sep
Spring Overlook Hike
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

This short, moderate hike has a few steep sections, which will take participants to the top of the Palmertown Range. This overlook presents spectacular views of the Luzerne Mountains and the Hudson River. Bring a snack, H20 and a lunch to enjoy at the overlook. Reservations are required with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511.

Wed 27 Sep
Composting Basics
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Have you ever wondered how to compost? What is composting? How does it benefit our environment? Join us for this talk as we discuss these questions, what you can and can't compost and look at our own composting bin. Reservations are required with a 24-hour advanced notice, please call the park office at 518-793-0511. When you arrive pay at the office for the class then we will head down to the nature center for the discussion.

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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