Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

October 05, 2023

Dan Keefe | (518) 486-1868 |

Moreau Lake State Park to Reopen Today

Capital Region State Park Once Again Welcomes Visitors in Time for the Holiday Weekend

Moreau Lake State Park has reopened today (Thursday, October 5) with park staff eager to once again welcome visitors to enjoy the autumn season.

"State Parks are a source of relaxation and recreation for so many people, and we are committed to ensuring that sense of tranquility and trust for our patrons," said State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid. "We thank all the agencies and volunteers involved in the safe return of this young visitor to Moreau Lake State Park, including Park Police, New York State Police, DEC, FBI, rangers and park staff who worked day and night Saturday through Monday to bring this terrible situation to a close."

To ensure safety and offer peace of mind for visitors and campers after the past weekend's events, Moreau Lake State Park is reopening with:  

  •         Increased Park Police and New York State Police patrols throughout the park
  •         Installed new security cameras in time for the holiday weekend
  •         Increased presence of Park Rangers

Furthermore, in consultation with Park Police, the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) will conduct a thorough review of the Charlotte Sena incident as the investigation continues to develop. OPRHP will continue to identify any areas where the agency can make improvements to provide safe and enjoyable recreational and interpretive opportunities for all New York State residents and visitors.

OPRHP oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which saw a record 79.5 million visits in 2022. For more information on any of these recreation areas, visit, download the free NY State Parks Explorer app or call 518.474.0456. Join us in celebrating our Centennial throughout 2024, and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and the OPRHP Blog