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Point Au Roche State Park

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Address
19 Camp Red Cloud Road
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Latitude 44.785732
Longitude -73.382385

Point Au Roche State Park, on the northwestern shore of Lake Champlain, is a mixture of open and forested areas, most of them natural and undeveloped. The park's large day-use area has a protected, sandy beach and picnic facilities. Boating and fishing are popular activities, as are volleyball, softball and other games. The park offers 60 designated mooring sites in Deep Bay. The Nature Center offers a variety of programs; and, is available to the public all year. The park's trails, including nature, hiking and biking trails, wind through interesting habitats, from forest to marsh to shoreline. The trails are in use all year for school programs, nature hikes and cross-country skiing. The park also provides access for ice fishing.

 

Current Water Quality - Beach Results

 

Must have proof of current rabies vaccination - certificate inoculation or dated collar tag. Household pets only, caged or on a leash, not more than 6 feet. Not permitted in picnic or bathing areas.

Hours of Operation

  • Park & Trails open year-round.

    Nature Center programs year-round; available by permit.

  • 2018 Swimming Season: 6/23 - 9/3, 11 am - 7 pm
  • Boat Launch, open year round, dawn to dusk, daily.
  • Moorings: Mother Day Weekend - Columbus Day

    Mooring Collection: (5pm-9pm); Special circumstances (7am-9am)
  • Shelter rentals (2) available by permit.

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.

  • Moorings
  • Usage fee $17

    Surcharges
    Weekend/Hol $4
    Out-of-State $5

  • Nature Center Reservation Fee
  • $75
  • Shelter Reservation Fee
  • $60
  • Vehicle Entry Fee
  • Day Use (w/ Lifeguards) $7
    After 4 PM $5
    Day Use (w/o Lifeguards) $6
    After 4 PM $4

    Bus Use (Daily)
    Commercial $75
    Non Profit $35

    Toll Booth Hours:
    5/19 - 9/3: 6:00am - 8:00pm

Maps

Digital Maps

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Sat 26 May
Birding for Beginners at the Nature Center
Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Join the park naturalist for an introduction to birding! What birds live in the area? Whey do they sing so much? What are they up to this time of year? Program will include a short intro followed by a search for birds in the park.

Patrons are advised to bring water, bug spray, sunscreen, and binoculars if you have them. For more information you can call 518-563-0369.

Sat 02 Jun
Bird Builders
Saturday, June 2, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Join a park naturalist to explore the wide variety of bird nests that can be found in the park. Participants will be able to try out their nest building skills and then take a short walk to look for birds and their homes.

Participants are advised to bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. For more information please call 518-563-0369.

Sat 09 Jun
Sensory Nature Walk
Saturday, June 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Join the park naturalist for a mindful, slow paced outing in the park. Participants will practice using the five senses to explore their surroundings and then create a group art project about the experience.
Sun 10 Jun
Plant a Bucket Garden
Sunday, June 10, 2018 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Master Gardeners with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County will supervise "Bucket Gardening" for children on Sunday, June 10th from noon to 3pm at the Nature Center. Children will plant a tomato, onion bulbs, and a marigold in a plastic bucket which they can bring home to enjoy all summer long! Plants and buckets supplied.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Grills
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions (Accessible)
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds (Accessible)
  • Playing Fields
  • Powerboats
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing