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Point Au Roche State Park

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Beach Closed for Swimming

Due to water quality results, swimming is currently closed.

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

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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).

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.

Pavilion Information
Point Au Roche has two pavilions. The day use price is $75 and can accommodate up to 50 people. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com.

The Vehicle Use Fee (VUF) to gain entry into the park is not included with pavilion rentals.

Current Water Quality - Beach Results

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

  • Park and park trails are open year-round from sunrise until sunset.

    Point au Roche Nature Center:
    Open Year Round
    Thursday-Monday 9:00am-3:00pm
    Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
    *Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving


    Nature Center programs are run year-round. Please contact Nature Center at 518-563-6444 for inquires.

  • 2024 Swimming Season: 6/29 - 9/2, 11 am - 7 pm
  • Moorings: Not available this season
  • Boat Launch, open year round, sunrise to sunset, daily.
  • 2024 Shelter Rentals: 5/17 - 10/14

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
  • ** Mooring Lines not available for 2024 season**

    The mooring fee is charged to any boat hooked to one of the mooring lines. It should not be mistaken for an overnight fee. Any boaters who refuse to pay, will be asked to unhook from the mooring line. When multiple boats are hooked to one single line, the boaters, will be asked to separate.

  • Mooring Fees
  • **Mooring lines not available for 2024 season**

    Mooring Usage Fee $17

    Surcharges:
    Weekend/Hol $4 (The weekend fee is charged on Friday and Saturday evenings (or) Saturday and Sunday mornings.)

    Out-of-State $5

  • Vehicle Entry Fee
  • Toll Booth Hours:

    5/24-9/2
    7AM-7PM Vehicle entrance fee $7.00

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


  • Kayak/Canoe Storage Rack Rental
  • Daily Rental: 1 boat $10/day 2 boats $15/day "boats must be removed by sunset"
    Weekly Rental: 1 boat $25/week  2 boats 40/week  "7 day/6nights- boats must be removed by 11am on 7th day"
    Seasonal Rental: 1 boat $100/year   2 boats 150/year "April 1st -October 31st"

    *Racks are first come/first serve.  For more information, please contact park office at 1 (518) 563-0369

Maps

Digital Maps

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Thu 18 Jul
BIRD WALK WITH NORTHERN NEW YORK AUDUBON
Thursday, July 18, 2024
Point Au Roche State Park
MEETS AT DEEP BAY PARKING LOT. This field trip is co-sponsored between NNYA and Point au Roche State Park. Ken Adams, and possibly others, will lead this bird walk. The planned route is the level terrain on Long Point peninsula (about 2 miles round trip). We'll also practice using the Merlin and eBird apps! Birders of all experience levels are welcome. Group size is limited to 15. Contact Ken Adams to register: Kenneth.adams@plattsburgh.edu or (518) 569-2855
Sat 20 Jul
POLLINATOR PICNIC!
Saturday, July 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
We have so many flowers in the park this time of year, and what does that mean? THE POLLINATORS ARE BACK IN FULL FORCE! We'll learn a bit about the diversity of pollinators and their choice flowers, and then try to spot some in our pollinator garden. Program will be followed by pollinator games and a chance to sample some pollinator themed snacks!
Sat 20 Jul
SUSTAINABILITY SATURDAYS – COMPOST LIKE A PRO!
Saturday, July 20, 2024 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join Nature Center staff and a representative from ADK Action's Compost for Good program to learn all about how to compost at home AND local options for community composting!
Mon 22 Jul
LITTLE EXPLORERS – SHARKS!
Monday, July 22, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join a park naturalist for our nature-themed story and playtime for ages 0-5! Come explore with stories, songs, and art projects from 10-10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime! This week we're celebrating Shark Week! Lucky for us we don't have sharks in the lake, but let's explore our misunderstood friends the sharks and all their diversity!
Thu 25 Jul
NATURE BOOK CLUB
Thursday, July 25, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join in for the next meeting of the Nature Book Club – new members always welcome! This month we're reading Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. We have several copies left to borrow if you need one! Meet at the Nature Center or email kristin.collins@parks.ny.gov for a link to join the meeting virtually. Come join in the discussion even if you haven't read the book!

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Biking
  • Boat Launches
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Nature Center (Accessible)
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds (Accessible)
  • Playing Fields
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing
  • Swimming Beach