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Address
605 Old Saratoga Road
Gansevoort, NY 12831
Latitude 43.226288
Longitude -73.708176

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Winter

Vehicle access in the winter months is limited. No motors of any kind are permitted on the lake year-round.

Beach Parking

Campers, Motorhomes, Trailers or horse trailers down at the beach on weekends and holidays Memorial Day-Labor Day.

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).


Moreau Lake State Park's lake lies amid hardwood forests, pine stands, and rocky ridges. Shady groves of trees shelter picnic grounds and a pavilion overlooking the lake. Wooded campgrounds are quiet and secluded, offering facilities for group campers, as well as tent and trailer sites. Two pavilions, each with a 100-120 person capacity and a 20'x30' tent which can accommodate up to 50 people, may be reserved on a daily basis. The sandy beach, nature, hiking and cross-country ski trails, opportunities for boating, fishing and ice fishing, and proximity to the Saratoga Springs and Lake George areas make the park attractive to visitors. 

 

Please note:  We do not allow Campers, Motorhomes, Trailers or horse trailers down at the beach on weekends and holidays Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Located on the beach road is our vacation rental. The Lake Shore Cottage provides everything from a refrigerator, stove, dishes, and utensils to a screened porch, bathroom with shower, bedding, pillows, and a cozy fireplace.

See calendar of events for program information. Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location.  There is a program fee of $5 per adult and $1 per child.

Pavilion Information
Moreau Lake has three pavilions/tents. Prices range from $100 to $150 and can accommodate 50 to 120 people. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com.

Shelter and Tent Rental Information

Moreau Lake State Park has 7 accessible campsites intended for use by persons with disabilities. At least one member of a camping party must be in need of the accommodation. The sites will support power equipment for those with a legitimate medical need (documentation from a physician is required). Please contact the Park Manager for more information at 518-793-0511.

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

  • Open year round, dawn to dusk
  • State Park operates year-round. Park hours and facility operations (including swimming) are subject to change. Patrons are encouraged to contact the park directly to confirm operating hours before traveling.
    Vehicle access in the winter months is limited, weather permitting.
  • Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center: May 27th - September 4th, 10:00am-3:00pm (subject to change). The nature center is also open on weekends, school vacations, and at patron requests.
  • 2024 Swimming Season

    May 25th through September 2nd

    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., daily

  • Concession Stand: To be determined
  • Boat/Kayak Rental: To be determined
  • Picnic Shelter: 5/1 - 10/10. Advance reservations available.

  • Pavilion & 20x30 Canvas Tent Rental: (reservations through Reserve America)

    Fernwood & Palmertown Pavilion: April 26th – October 14th

    20x30 Canvas Tent Rental: May 20th – September 2nd

  • 2024 Camping Season:(reservations through Reserve America)
    Loop A: May 3rd – November 23rd (Dump Station closed after October 14th, please plan accordingly)
    Loops B, C, D, E: May 3rd – October 13th
    Loops F, G: May 24th – September 1st
    Group Campsite: May 24th – September 1st

  • Sunset Cabin: May 3rd - October 17th
    Weekly Rental (Friday - Friday)
    Check In: 3:00 p.m. Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
    Pets not permitted / RV Campers & Tents not permitted

  • Campground Cottage/Lakeshore Cottage: May 5th - October 12th
    Weekly Rental (Friday - Friday)
    Check In: 3:00 p.m. Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
    Pets not permitted / RV Campers & Tent not permitted
  • White Birch Cabin Colony:
    Weekly Rental May 2th - October 16th (Thursday - Thursday)
    Weekend Rental from October 17th - November 23rd (Thursday - Sunday)
    Check In: 3:00 p.m. Check Out: 11:00 a.m.

  • RV Campers & Tents not permitted
    Pets not permitted in Deer, Pine Tree, Fisherman, Bear cabin.
    Pets permitted in Moose, Eagle cabin ONLY (requires proof of rabies vaccination).

    There is a 1.5 mile hike to the cabins along untreated surfaces of varying conditions starting October 12th. Please contact park office for more information.
  • Winter Hours of Operation
    Hours are weather permitting and subject to change
    Park is open daily from Dawn to Dusk
    Office Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (snowshoe rentals available during Office Hours)
    Snowshoe Rental: in season $5/half day $10/whole day. Ice skates free to use.
    Snowshoes available for rent at the office
    Lake Access Gates open 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (weather permitting and subject to change)
    Nature Center open Saturday – Monday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Cross Country Skiing: Groomed trails during winter season, weather conditions permitting.
  • Generator Hours: 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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 Entrance Fee
  • 5/4 - 5/24 (collected weekends & holidays) - $6.00/car
    5/25 - 9/2 (collected daily) - $8.00/car
    9/3 - 10/14 (collected weekends & holidays) - $6.00/car

  • Camping
  • $18.00 per night weekday rate (Sun-Thurs)
    $22.00 per night weekend rate (Fri-Sat)
    $1.25 Walk-in Charge
    $7.25 Reservation Fee charged by Reserve America

    Additional $5.00/night for non-NYS residents  
    Each site allows a maximum of 2 Tents (or 1 Camper/RV, +1 Tent), 2 Vehicles, 6 People, and up to 2 household pets. Must bring proof of rabies vaccination for all pets (NOT TAGS)

  • Reservations
  • For Reservations Contact: Reserve America 1-800-456-CAMP(2267)
    www.reserveamerica.com 

     
    *Reservations are strongly recommended for weekend stays*

  • Cottages
  • Cottages: Rented on a weekly basis only - Friday to Friday

    Lakeshore Cottage: Sleeps 6 people, 2 cars, no pets/ no smoking/no tents or campers allowed
    5/03 - 5/23: $400 per week
    5/24 - 6/06: $575 per week
    6/07 - 7/11: $800 per week
    7/12 - 9/05: $1,000 per week
    9/06 - 10/17: $400 per week

    Campground Cottage
    : Sleeps 4 people, 2 cars, no pets/no smoking/no tents or campers allowed
    5/03 - 5/23: $400 per week
    5/24 - 7/11: $525 per week
    7/12 - 9/05: $650 per week
    9/06 - 10/17: $400 per week

  • Cabins
  • Sunset Cabin: Sleeps 4
    5/03 - 5/23 - $300 per week
    5/24 - 7/11: $425 per week
    7/12 - 9/05: $550 per week
    9/06 - 10/17: $300 per week

    No Pets/No Smoking/No Tents allowed

    Fishermen Cabin/Moose Cabin*/Pine Tree Cabin (Sleeps 4)

    5/02 - 5/22: $328 per week
    5/23 - 7/10: $453 per week
    7/11 - 9/04: $578 per week
    9/05 - 10/16: $328 per week

    *Moose Cabin is pet friendly.

    Bear Cabin/Eagle Cabin*/Deer Cabin (Sleeps 6)

    5/04 - 5/24: $403 per week
    5/25 - 7/12: $478 per week
    7/13 - 9/06: $603 per week
    9/07 - 10/11: $403 per week

    *Eagle Cabin is pet friendly.

  • Boat and Kayak Rental
  • To be determined
  • Environmental Education Program Fees
  • Adults: $5.00/person
    Children (under 12): $1.00/person
    Special Programs & School Groups: $3.00/person
    Guided Kayak Program: $15.00/person

    Friends Group Members: Free
    If you paid the Vehicle Entrance Fee: Programs are free (excluding cost for kayak rentals)
    Campers are charged for programs.
  • Equestrian Permits
  • Please see the following Application and Rules for an equestrian permit.
    $20.00 Seasonal permit (4/1/2024 - 3/31/2025)
    $10.00 daily permit
  • Seasonal Boat Storage Permits
  • $95.00 seasonal permit, April 1 - November 1
    Storage has been filled for this season. Please contact the Park Office for further information 518-793-0511
  • Group Campsite
  • (reserve through Reserve America)
    $75.00 per night (Sunday - Thursday)
    $95.00 per night (Friday - Saturday)
    Group Camping allows a maximum of 6 cars, 8 tents (No RV/Campers allowed), 35 people, pets allowed. Must bring proof of rabies vaccination for all pets (NOT TAGS).
  • Snowshoe Rental
  • $5.00 up to 4-hour rental
    $10.00 up to 8-hour rental
    Hours of operation 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Cabins
  • No Pets (unless otherwise noted)/No Smoking/No Tents allowed
    Additional $25/week on all cabin & cottage rentals for non-NYS residents

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.

Key BCA Criteria:

- Migratory concentration site

- Diverse species concentration site

- Species at risk site

The Moreau Lake BCA is within Moreau Lake State Park. Moreau Lake BCA is a stopover site for Neotropical migratory songbirds especially forest dwelling migrants during both spring and fall migrations. The site supports a diversity of birds associated with upland forest. It is also a significant wintering site for the state and federally threatened Bald Eagle and regularly supports state threatened Pied-billed Grebe (possible breeder) and Northern Harrier (spring and fall migration); and state species of special concern Cooper's Hawk (possible breeder) and Red-shouldered Hawk (probable breeder).

Download a copy of the BCA map.

Deer hunting is permitted in a limited area in season. Moreau Lake State Park follows the dates of the New York State hunting seasons.

Hunting is not permitted within 500 feet of any building, road, playground, or parking lot, and all trails are considered safety zones where hunting is not allowed.

Tue 21 May
Kneehigh Naturalist
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Geared toward children aged 2-5, (siblings welcome) Knee-high Naturalist is a fun introduction to nature. We meet in the Nature Center where we begin by reading a book or two and then take a short walk together outdoors, keeping our eyes open for animal tracks, shells, feathers, and other signs of the natural world around us. Dress for the weather. The cost is $1 per child (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Please register at least 24 hours in advance at 518-793-0511. NYS Parks Centennial Challenge mission: Take a Hike! Find a hike at a state park near you. Wildlife Tracks Look for signs of wildlife in a state park such as tracks in the mud or the snow. https://parks.ny.gov/100/challenge/.
Registration: Required
Fri 24 May
Wiggly Wanderers
Friday, May 24, 2024 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Wiggly Wanderers is a casual and fun program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner's hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance walking and we will rely on teachable moments to carry us through these experiences. Strollers will not work for these programs. While you do not need to attend each week, we will continue to build our toddlers hiking skills as well as their caregivers' confidence taking the children into the woods to explore. This event does not have sign ups, please come if you can. We meet at the nature center parking lot. $1 per child. For any questions call 518-793-0511. NYS Parks Centennial Challenge mission: Go Green: Bring your re-usable water bottle on a hike or walk at one of our state parks or historic sites. https://parks.ny.gov/100/challenge/.
Sat 25 May
Earth Friendly Camping
Saturday, May 25, 2024 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Drop in to learn tips and tricks to stay ethical in the outdoors! We will teach you how to pre-plan for a more environmentally friendly camping trip! This program is free and does not require registration, but you can call for any questions at 518-793-0511. NYS Parks Centennial Challenge missions: Engage in Education Attend an environmental education program at a state park. Leave No Trace Learn the seven Leave No Trace principles and apply them on your next visit to a state park or historic site. Nature Center Knowledge Attend a nature center program. https://parks.ny.gov/100/challenge/.
Sun 26 May
Beginner Bird Walk
Sunday, May 26, 2024 08:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Calling all beginner birders. Join us on a guided hike to search for birds! Feel free to bring binoculars. The hike will be a start and stop walk for less than two miles. Class fees waved with food donations. Please Reserve your spot at 518-793-0511. NYS Centennial Challenge missions: For the Birds Go birdwatching at any of our state parks and historic sites. Go Green: Bring your re-usable water bottle on a hike or walk at one of our state parks or historic sites. https://parks.ny.gov/100/challenge/.
Registration: Required
Sun 26 May
Reptile Profile
Sunday, May 26, 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Join an educator in the nature center to meet our resident reptiles! We at Moreau take care of six New York native turtles and two snakes that cannot be released into the wild and are wonderful little educators. Learn about their exciting lives, what they like to eat, and what they use for shell-ter at the Nature Center. This program is for all ages. The cost is $5 for adults, $1 for children (cash or check) at the office upon arrival. Please register at least 24 hours in advance at 518-793-0511. NYS Parks Centennial Challenge missions: Nature Center Knowledge Attend a nature center program. Engage in Education Attend an environmental education program at a state park. https://parks.ny.gov/100/challenge/.
Registration: Required

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