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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.

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.

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 & Trails open year-round.

    Nature Center programs year-round; phone: 518-563-6444

  • 2021 Swimming Season: 6/26 - 9/6, 11 am - 7 pm
  • Moorings: TBD
  • Boat Launch, open year round, dawn to dusk, daily.
  • Shelter Rentals: 4/30 - 10/11

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
  • Boaters are asked to hook to any of the available mooring lines; none are reserved. The park staff will approach the patron's boat, by way of a dinghy, to register the boat, answer questions and collect the appropriate mooring fees. This will occur between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Due to special circumstances, this effort will be moved to the following morning, in which case, the collection will take place between 7:00am and 9:00am.

    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.

  • Morring Fees
  • 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:

    5/28-9/6
    10AM-7PM (Beach $7, Non-Beach $6)

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


Maps

Digital Maps

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

Sat 18 Sep
Invaders in our Space
Saturday, September 18, 2021 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join a park naturalist for a short nature walk. Learn to identify some of the common plant and animal invaders that live in this area. You may even discover that you have some in your own backyard! Explore what the presence of invasive species means for our local habitats, and what you can do to help. 9am will be for adults only, and all ages are welcome at 10am!
Sun 19 Sep
Outdoor Skills: Leave No Trace Ethics
Sunday, September 19, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Want to become more of an outdoor person or improve your outdoor skills set? Our fall Outdoor Skills Series is for you! Very beginner friendly, no outdoor or hiking experience is required! Come for one session or them all! This week we'll talk about Leave No Trace Ethics and what that means for interacting with nature in a positive way.
Sun 19 Sep
Guided Hike
Sunday, September 19, 2021 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join a park naturalist to explore the nature trails and look for animal and plant life in the diverse habitats of the park. Length of walk will be about 2 miles on easy trails. All ages welcome!
Sat 25 Sep
Fall Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, September 25, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join a park naturalist for a special fall-themed scavenger hunt along the trails of the park. All ages and abilities are welcome! Walk will be approximately 1 mile on easy trails. Unable or unwilling to join a group outing right now? Pick up a Fall Scavenger Hunt at the Nature Center and go with just your family!
Sun 26 Sep
Point Au Roche Kids Club
Sunday, September 26, 2021 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Do you have a kid who loves nature and exploring outside? Do you have a kid who prefers the indoors, but you want to get them away from screens and playing outside more? Either way, the PAR Kids Club is for you! This program is geared towards ages 3-10 but all ages are always welcome!

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Amenities Information

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