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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

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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).

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

  • 2023 Swimming Season: 6/24 - 9/4, 11 am - 7 pm
  • Moorings: Not available this season
  • Boat Launch, open year round, sunrise to sunset, daily.
  • Shelter Rentals: 5/19 - 10/9

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
  • 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:

    5/27-9/5
    10AM-7PM (Beach $7, Non-Beach $6)

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


  • Kayak/Canoe Storage Rack Rental
  • Daily Rental: 1 boat $10/day 2 boats $15/day "boats must be removed by sunset"
    Weekly Rental: 1 boat $25/week  2 boats 40/week  "7 day/6nights- boats must be removed by 11am on 7th day"
    Seasonal Rental: 1 boat $100/year   2 boats 150/year "April 1st -October 31st"


Maps

Digital Maps

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

Mon 06 Feb
LITTLE EXPLORERS – GROUNDHOGS
Monday, February 6, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join a park naturalist for our nature-themed story and playtime for ages 0-5! What was that whole business with the groundhog predicting the weather? What are wild groundhogs doing this time of year anyway? Come explore our region's most famous hibernator! Stories, songs, and art projects from 10-10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime! This program is most appropriate for ages 0-5 but all ages are always welcome.
Sat 11 Feb
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SCIENCE
Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
We're celebrating STEM all day with hands-on science experiments, introductions to famous female scientists, and interviews with women who work in STEM. Girl Scouts of all levels can earn their STEM Career Explorations badge too! All ages (and genders) welcome!
Sun 12 Feb
GUIDED HIKE
Sunday, February 12, 2023 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 2-3 miles on easy trails. All ages welcome! If we have a lot of snow, this walk can become a snowshoe excursion! We have snowshoes to lend out and beginners are always welcome!
Mon 13 Feb
LITTLE EXPLORERS – ANIMALS IN LOVE
Monday, February 13, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join a park naturalist for our nature-themed story and playtime for ages 0-5! Come for stories, songs, and art projects from 10-10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime! Do animals fall in love? Just in time for Valentine's Day, explore this week's theme of love in the animal world! This program is most appropriate for ages 0-5 but all ages are always welcome.
Sat 18 Feb
GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT
Saturday, February 18, 2023 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
The Great Backyard Bird Count is a citizen science project sponsored every year by the National Audubon Society. Join a park naturalist on a short walk to search for some birds in the park. The sightings and data we gather will be submitted to the Great Backyard Bird Count to be used by real scientists researching bird populations! Please note you do not have to be an experienced birder to participate! The 9am outing will be for adults only and at 10am all ages are 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