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Point Au Roche State Park

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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 open to the public all year (the Nature Center is currently being remodeled and will be closed until the 2017 season). 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, Nature Center & Trails open year round.
  • 2017 Swimming Season: 6/24 - 9/4, 11 am - 7 pm
  • Boat Launch, open year round, dawn to dusk, daily.
  • Moorings: Mother Day Weekend - Columbus Day

    Mooring Collection: June-August: (5pm-9pm); May, Sept. & October: (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 $65- 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
  • Nightly $17

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

  • Shelter Reservation Fee
  • $60
  • Vehicle Entry Fee
  • Day Use (Peak) $7
    After 4 PM $5
    Day Use (NonPeak) $6
    After 4 PM $4

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

    Toll Booth Hours:
    5/20 - 9/4: 7:30AM to Dark


Digital Maps

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Sat 05 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 5, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369


Project 1: Help spruce up the playground and beach area and participate in planting container grown seedling trees. Spruce up activities will include cleanup of winter lawn debris, shoveling sand from the retaining wall to the beach, sweeping playground mulch back into the play area and litter pick up. Meet at Day Use Area. Appropriate for children 12 and under. Please bring garden gloves, water, snack, and lawn rakes.

Project 2: Adults are needed to remove the overgrown perennial garden, seed the area and perform landscaping maintenance around the newly renovated nature center. General maintenance activities will be lawn raking, application of mulch and pea stone to pre-determined areas and litter pick up. Meet at the tent at the Nature Center area. Appropriate for 13 and over. Please bring garden gloves, water, snack, gardening rakes, shovels, tools

Project 3: Help by picking up litter and identifying hazards to be brought to the attention of park management. Meet at Tent at Nature Center. Please bring garden gloves, water, snack.

Project 4: College organizations are sought for a buckthorn removal project. Removal efforts will be focused on the Bird Conservation Management Area.

For questions about this event:
Call: 518-563-0339 Email:

Registration: Required

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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