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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.

Sat 16 Feb
Great Backyard Bird Count Walk
Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a citizen science project sponsored every year by the National Audubon Society. Join a park naturalist on a short walk to search for some birds in the park. The sightings and data we gather will be submitted to the Great Backyard Bird Count to be used by real scientists researching bird populations! Please note you do not have to be an experienced birder to participate - all ages and abilities are welcome!
Mon 18 Feb
Nature Center Open House
Monday, February 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Check out the exhibits, play in the kids' corner, choose a book from our nature library to read by the fire, sign out a pair of snowshoes for a walk - come see what the Nature Center and Point Au Roche have to offer in winter!

Sat 23 Feb
Scavenger Hunt and Found Object Art
Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Join a part naturalist on a short walk to search for some natural items. Then we'll use what we find to make our own outside art projects! All ages and abilities welcome!
Mon 25 Feb
Little Exploerers - Shadows
Monday, February 25, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Join a park naturalist for our nature themed story and playtime for ages 0-5! Come for stories, songs, and art projects from 10 - 10:30am, then stay for some outdoor playtime! This week's theme will be shadows! Note: if it is a sunny day, we will experiment and play with our shadows outside!

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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