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Point Au Roche State Park

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Beach Hours

Due to employee training, beach hours will be 12pm-5pm. For more information, please contact park office at (518) 563-0369

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

  • 2022 Swimming Season: 6/25 - 9/5, 11 am - 7 pm
  • Moorings: TBD
  • 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
  • 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:

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

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


Maps

Digital Maps

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

Sun 10 Jul
KIDS CLUB SUMMER SERIES #4 – FOOD MILES!
Sunday, July 10, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
This summer we'll be partnering with a local PBS station for their Cyberchase Green It Up activity series! Each meeting consists of a lesson, a short video, an outdoor adventure, and a craft or STEM activity centered around a different theme. Kids that attend 3 out of the 5 programs earn a special patch! Please note that this series was created for ages 6-8, but all ages are welcome to join us.
Sun 10 Jul
GUIDED HIKE
Sunday, July 10, 2022 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!
Mon 11 Jul
LITTLE EXPLORERS – SHARKS!
Monday, July 11, 2022 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 explore with stories, songs, and art projects from 10-10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime! This week we'll talk about sharks! 
Sat 16 Jul
SHARK WEEK!
Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Love Shark Week? This year we're celebrating Shark Week at the Nature Center with a short talk and fun shark-themed activities! What do sharks have to do with Lake Champlain you ask? More than you might think! Come learn more about these awesome predators, how important they are to the oceans, and their possible connection to this area. Please note that the Park Naturalist used to work for the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay – bring your questions and try to stump her!
Sun 17 Jul
KIDS CLUB SUMMER SERIES #5 – MIGRATION!
Sunday, July 17, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
This summer we'll be partnering with a local PBS station for their Cyberchase Green It Up activity series! Each meeting consists of a lesson, a short video, an outdoor adventure, and a craft or STEM activity centered around a different theme. Kids that attend 3 out of the 5 programs earn a special patch! Please note that this series was created for ages 6-8, but all ages are welcome to join us.

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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