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Cumberland Bay State Park

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Address
152 Cumberland Head Road
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Latitude 44.724983
Longitude -73.422920

Cumberland Bay State Park, on the west shore of Lake Champlain, is very popular with campers and day-users because of its large natural sand beach and picnic grounds with tables and grills. The park has a playground and playing fields. Cross-country runners frequent the park in the fall.

Pavilion Information
Cumberland Bay has one pavilion. The day use price is $50 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 open from early May to Columbus Day. 
  • 2020 Swimming Season: 6/20 - 9/7, 11 am - 7 pm.
  • Shelter Rentals (2): 5/3 - 9/7, by permit  All new pavilion/shelter reservations for the 2020 season have been suspended until further notice. 
  • 2020 Camping/Cabin Reservations: 6/1 - 10/11
    *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

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.

  • Vehicle Entry Fee
  • Beach $7 (Days when the guarded swimming area is open)
    Non-Beach $6 (Days when the guarded swimming area is closed)

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

    Collected:
    6/6- 10/12: 9 AM - 6 PM

  • Campsites
  • $15-$29/night

    *Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents

    Camping Prices

Additional Documents

Maps

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

Thu 13 Aug
Children's Activites
Thursday, August 13, 2020 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cumberland Bay State Park

Come and join us for nature-themed crafts, games, scavenger hunts, and more! We will set up the area to enable social distancing between families, but please bring a mask just in case. Want to avoid people altogether? Pick up an activity to take back to your campsite! All ages welcome.

Located near the playground.

Thu 20 Aug
Children's Activites
Thursday, August 20, 2020 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cumberland Bay State Park

Come and join us for nature-themed crafts, games, scavenger hunts, and more! We will set up the area to enable social distancing between families, but please bring a mask just in case. Want to avoid people altogether? Pick up an activity to take back to your campsite! All ages welcome.

Located near the playground.

Thu 27 Aug
Children's Activites
Thursday, August 27, 2020 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cumberland Bay State Park

Come and join us for nature-themed crafts, games, scavenger hunts, and more! We will set up the area to enable social distancing between families, but please bring a mask just in case. Want to avoid people altogether? Pick up an activity to take back to your campsite! All ages welcome.

Located near the playground.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Campsites, Cabins & Lodging
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Grills
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing Fields
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach