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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

New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.

Mon 19 Nov
Little Exploerers- Turkeys!
Monday, November 19, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Join a park naturalist for a new nature themed story and playtime for ages 0-5! come for stories, songs, and art projects from 10;10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime! This week we will be talkin' turkey! Gobble gobble!
Fri 23 Nov
#OptOutside Walk
Friday, November 23, 2018
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Forget the mall and #OptOutside with us this Black Friday! Join a park naturalist to explore the nature trails and look for wildlife in the diverse habitats of the park. Length of walk will be approximately 1.5 miles on easy trails. All ages welcome! Meets at the Nature Center.
Sat 24 Nov
Create Your Own Camouflage
Saturday, November 24, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Join a park naturalist to create your own camouflage and then we'll play hide-n-seek around the Nature Center! Will you be the last one found? All ages and abilities welcome!
Thu 29 Nov
Nature Book Club for Adults
Thursday, November 29, 2018 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Meet at the Nature Center and join in for the next meeting of Nature Book Club! This month we will be discussing The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. This best-seller discusses the surprising ways that trees can communicate with each other. Come join in the discussion even if you haven't read the book!

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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