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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

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

  • 2021 Swimming Season: 6/26 - 9/6, 11 am - 7 pm
  • Moorings: TBD
  • Boat Launch, open year round, dawn to dusk, daily.
  • Shelter Rentals: 4/30 - 10/11

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
  • Boaters are asked to hook to any of the available mooring lines; none are reserved. The park staff will approach the patron's boat, by way of a dinghy, to register the boat, answer questions and collect the appropriate mooring fees. This will occur between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Due to special circumstances, this effort will be moved to the following morning, in which case, the collection will take place between 7:00am and 9:00am.

    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:

    5/28-9/6
    10AM-7PM (Beach $7, Non-Beach $6)

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


Maps

Digital Maps

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Sat 15 May
Kids To Parks Day!
Saturday, May 15, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Join us for our celebration of Kids to Parks Day, a national day of outdoor play! We'll celebrate being a kid with fort building, fairy houses, mud play, obstacle courses, scavenger hunts, classic outdoor games...you name it! We'll have everything your child (or your inner child!) could want to play and to enjoy nature and the park. All ages and abilities welcome!

Please note: All Point Au Roche State Park programs meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise indicated. Face masks are required for any program participant over age 2! Our nature programs are always open to children and adults of all abilities, and all programs can be adapted to accommodate participants with disabilities or specific needs. Please contact the Park Naturalist with any questions or concerns at kristin.collins@parks.ny.gov or by phone at 518-563-0369 (Park Office) or 518-563-6444 (Nature Center).

Sun 16 May
Guided Hike
Sunday, May 16, 2021 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

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!

Please note: All Point Au Roche State Park programs meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise indicated. Face masks are required for any program participant over age 2! Our nature programs are always open to children and adults of all abilities, and all programs can be adapted to accommodate participants with disabilities or specific needs. Please contact the Park Naturalist with any questions or concerns at kristin.collins@parks.ny.gov or by phone at 518-563-0369 (Park Office) or 518-563-6444 (Nature Center).

Sat 22 May
Nature Walk – Birds!
Saturday, May 22, 2021 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Join the park naturalist on a walk to search for some of the many bird species that live in the park or are migrating through this time of year. Two times slots are available! 8am will be geared toward adult birders (beginners welcome!) and 10am will be geared more toward families with children. All ages are welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them, or borrow a pair from the Nature Center – first come, first served!

Please note: All Point Au Roche State Park programs meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise indicated. Face masks are required for any program participant over age 2! Our nature programs are always open to children and adults of all abilities, and all programs can be adapted to accommodate participants with disabilities or specific needs. Please contact the Park Naturalist with any questions or concerns at kristin.collins@parks.ny.gov or by phone at 518-563-0369 (Park Office) or 518-563-6444 (Nature Center).

Sat 22 May
Nature Walk – Birds!
Saturday, May 22, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Join the park naturalist on a walk to search for some of the many bird species that live in the park or are migrating through this time of year. Two times slots are available! 8am will be geared toward adult birders (beginners welcome!) and 10am will be geared more toward families with children. All ages are welcome. Bring binoculars if you have them, or borrow a pair from the Nature Center – first come, first served!

Please note: All Point Au Roche State Park programs meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise indicated. Face masks are required for any program participant over age 2! Our nature programs are always open to children and adults of all abilities, and all programs can be adapted to accommodate participants with disabilities or specific needs. Please contact the Park Naturalist with any questions or concerns at kristin.collins@parks.ny.gov or by phone at 518-563-0369 (Park Office) or 518-563-6444 (Nature Center).

Sun 23 May
Point Au Roche Kids Club!
Sunday, May 23, 2021 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

Do you have a kid who loves nature and exploring outside? Do you have a kid who prefers the indoors, but you want to get them away from screens and playing outside more? Either way, the NEW PAR Kids Club is for you! The Kids Club will meet every other Sunday afternoon at different locations in the Park and will have 1.5-2 hours for playing and exploring! We will occasionally have a short outdoors skills lesson or an organized game or activity, but the focus will be on child-led, free play in nature. This program is geared towards ages 3-10 but all ages are always welcome!

Please note: All Point Au Roche State Park programs meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise indicated. Face masks are required for any program participant over age 2! Our nature programs are always open to children and adults of all abilities, and all programs can be adapted to accommodate participants with disabilities or specific needs. Please contact the Park Naturalist with any questions or concerns at kristin.collins@parks.ny.gov or by phone at 518-563-0369 (Park Office) or 518-563-6444 (Nature Center).

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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