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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

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

  • 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.

  • 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 Permits
  • 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 28 Jan
Wetland Trail Hike
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park

A park naturalist will lead this short easy hike around the back pond into the wetland area. This is a great habitat for birds, ducks and turtles so keep your eyes peeled. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. Rating: Beginner

Wed 29 Jan
Cross Country Ski Trip
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park

This easy ski will take participants around Moreau Lake on the Nature Trail where a naturalist will point out signs of wildlife. Registration is necessary with 24 hours advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511.

Thu 30 Jan
Spring Overlook Hike
Thursday, January 30, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park

A park naturalist will lead as we hike along this steep but short hike up to the Spring Overlook. This almost mile long trek one way is one of the favorites at the park. Once at the top you will see a beautiful view of the Hudson River. Reservations are required with 24-hour advanced notice, please call 518-793-0511. This hike is about 2 miles round trip, so not very long, but a little on the steeper side. Rating: Advanced

Thu 30 Jan
Lake Ann Hike
Thursday, January 30, 2020 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park

A Park Educator will lead this hike through part of the woods over at Lake Bonita to Lake Ann. This is a bit of a longer hike but on rather flat land with some ups and downs. This hike will take us about 2.5 miles one way to a beautiful bog. There is a lean to at Lake Ann that we can stop and have lunch at. Make sure to bring some water. Please call for reservations with 24 hours advanced notice, 518-793-0511. We will meet and pay at the park office, $2 for adults, $1 for children and seniors. Rating: Moderate

Mon 03 Feb
Kid’s Recess
Monday, February 3, 2020 03:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park

Let's get kids outside! This event is for all aged kids. We will go for a walk around the lake, starting at the nature center. We will stop to play at our natural playground. From there for the younger ones if their legs can't make it, they can head back. For the older kids we will continue our walk. I've heard kids aren't getting an opportunity to get outdoors for recess in the winter, so this is their opportunity. I want to give everyone the opportunity to get outdoors so feel free to turn around whenever legs get tired. Please call the park office to register for this event, 518-793-0511. Please meet and pay at the park office, $1 per child.

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