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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: 4/29 - 10/10

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.

Sat 10 Dec
ANIMAL HOMES
Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Did you know winter can be the best time to look for animal homes in the park? Join a park naturalist to see where birds, beavers, squirrels, insects, and other animals have made their homes. Length of walk will be approximately 1 mile. All ages and abilities welcome!
Sun 11 Dec
GUIDED HIKE
Sunday, December 11, 2022 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join a park naturalist for a guided hike to explore the trails of the Park as we transition to winter! This hike will be easy-paced and about 2 miles. All ages are welcome!
Mon 12 Dec
LITTLE EXPLORERS – RACCOONS
Monday, December 12, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Stories, songs, and art projects from 10-10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime! This week we'll focus on those smart, pesky nocturnal animals – the raccoons! This program is most appropriate for ages 0-5, but all ages are always welcome!

Wed 14 Dec
FALL ADVENTURERS WITH TOWN OF PLATTSBURGH PARKS AND REC
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
This free program is open all adults and senior citizens. If you need a boost to get started walking and hiking or maybe you are interested in trying new locations, now is the time!  We provide a safe and fun experience for all that attend. All participants must dress appropriately for the weather.  Register by 11/12 by calling 518-562-6860. More info here: https://plattsburghny.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29899

Sat 17 Dec
EVERGREEN WALK
Saturday, December 17, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
A park naturalist will lead a guided nature walk to see what is happening in the park as we transition to Winter, highlighting and investigating some of the tree species that stay green all year! Walk will be approximately 1 mile on easy trails. All ages and abilities 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