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Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands

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Robert Moses State Park is located partly on the mainland and partly on Barnhart Island. Visitors reach the park through a tunnel under the Eisenhower Lock. The park is spacious, home to a large variety of flora and fauna and offers a multitude of recreational opportunities, including wooded campsites and cabins, a marina and boat launch, some of the best fishing in the Northeast, picnic areas, a swimming beach, tennis courts and a year round nature center. The nature center also offers holiday, special events and school outreach programs. The park's nature, hiking and cross-country skiing trails wind through fields, forests and wetlands, with overlooks showcasing spectacular views. In winter, the park also welcomes snowmobilers.

 

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. For campers, if your site allows pets, there is a two-pet maximum.

Mailing Address
19 Robinson Bay Road, P.O Box 548Massena, NY 13662

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round.
  • 2017 Swimming Season: 6/24 - 9/4; 10 am - 6 pm
  • 2017 Camping/Cabin Season: 5/19 - 10/9

    *Please note within the camping season time frame, some loops/sites may open later or close earlier. For more details, please call the park or visit http://www.newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com

    Registration Building Hours:
    5/20 - 9/5: 8AM to 9PM
    9/6 - 10/9: 10:30AM to 6:30PM

  • Boat Dockage (Transient) & Boat Rentals: 5/19 - 10/1
  • Beach picnic shelter available by permit.
  • The marina operates from May 15 through October 1.

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.

  • Beach
  • Beach Use Fee Waived for 2017
    Bus Use (Daily)
    Commercial $75
    Non Profit $35

  • Beach Picnic Shelter
  • $75 Reservation Fee
  • Boat Dockage
  • Day Use (Peak) $7
    Day Use (NonPeak) $6
    Campers $12
    Overnight (No Elec) $19 (prime)

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

  • Boat Rental
  • 16 foot / 8 HP:
    Half Day $30
    Full Day $50
    Week $250

    18 foot pontoon boat
    $200/day plus tax and gas
    Reservations can be made by calling Robert Moses Marina 315-764-0022

  • Cabins
  • Weekly: $434
    Daily: daily rate is 1/4 the weekly charge

    Surcharges
    Non-NYS resident $28/weekly
    Non-NYS resident $7/daily

  • Camping
  • $18-$34/night

    *Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents

  • Picnic Shelter
  • $100 Reservation Fee
  • Vehicle Entry Fee
  • 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.

Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

Sun 22 Apr
Earth Day
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands
(315) 705-5022

Join the staff of the Nicandri Nature Center and celebrate Earth Day. The theme of Earth Day 2018 is "End Plastic Pollution" and we'll be having fun, family friendly activities to teach about plastic use and just have fun outside. 

  • 11 am Guided nature hike 
  • 1 pm Swamp School – Prepare to get dirty, mud boots and old clothes recommended. 
  • All day "reduce, reuse, recycle" scavenger hunt. Earn a prize for participating and be entered to win a prize pack that will help you reduce your disposable plastic use. 
  • All week – mini exhibits on how plastics effect our waterways and plastic use. 
  • For more information call 315-705-5022 or email info@massenanaturecenter.com.
Mon 23 Apr
Evironmental Education Week Programs and Day Camps at Nicandri Nature Center
Monday, April 23, 2018 until Friday, April 27, 2018
Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands
(315) 769-8663

Where: Nicandri Nature Center

Day camps will be offered daily from 10am-1pm, April 23rd through the 27th for ages 6-12. Each day features fun, hands on activities focused on environmental awareness. Kids will track where their food comes from, look for signs of erosion, do found art projects and more! In addition to day camps, our Environmental Education week programs include a 2 pm "upcycled" craft project each day and at "get outside" program every day at 3:30 pm. The week also features giveaways to help reduce your use of disposable plastics.

For more information call 315-705-5022 or email info@massenanaturecenter.com.

 

Sat 05 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 5, 2018 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands
(315) 769-8663

Register: https://ptny.wufoo.com/forms/z1jwbhcj1ill7d2/

Meeting location: Nicandri Nature Center

Project 1: Trail clean up. All ages welcome. Please bring garden gloves

We can accommodate: Large Groups, Small Groups, College student groups, Boy or Girl Scouts

For questions about this event:
Call: 315-705-5022
Email: linda@massenanaturecenter.com

Registration: Required

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Did You Know? Known here is White Camas, known as Mountain Death Camas: a rare wildflower which contains poison.

Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Boat Rentals
  • Cabins (Accessible)
  • Camper Recreation (Accessible)
  • Campsites
  • Dockage
  • Dumping Stations
  • Grills
  • Marina
  • Marina Pump Out Stations
  • Museum/Visitors Center
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions (Accessible)
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing Fields
  • Powerboats
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach
  • Tent/Trailer Sites (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing