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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

    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 Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is 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. Apply 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)

    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

    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


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.

Sat 19 Aug
Frogs and Toads
Saturday, August 19, 2017 02:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands
(315) 769-8663

Are frogs and toads different? Play some games that will help you answer the question.
Sun 20 Aug
Campfire Cooking
Sunday, August 20, 2017 10:00 AM
Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands
(315) 769-8663

Campfire Cooking- Gourmet S'mores! Meet at the Nicandri Nature Center
Sun 20 Aug
Live Raptor Program
Sunday, August 20, 2017 02:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands
(315) 769-8663

Live Raptor Program. Meet at the Nicandri Nature Center

Tue 22 Aug
Fish Food
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 02:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands
(315) 769-8663

Fish food...poisoning! Learn who eats who and pollution plays a part with a really fun and active game.

Thu 24 Aug
Thursday, August 24, 2017 02:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands
(315) 769-8663

Craft your own pinwheel and learn about wind and why it matters.

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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