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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.

The Vehicle Use Fee (VUF) to gain entry into the park is not included with pavilion rentals.

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 and park trails are open year-round from sunrise until sunset.

    Point au Roche Nature Center:
    Open Year Round
    Thursday-Monday 9:00am-3:00pm
    Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
    *Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving


    Nature Center programs are run year-round. Please contact Nature Center at 518-563-6444 for inquires.

  • 2024 Swimming Season: 6/29 - 9/2, 11 am - 7 pm
  • Moorings: Not available this season
  • Boat Launch, open year round, sunrise to sunset, daily.
  • 2024 Shelter Rentals: 5/17 - 10/14

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.

  • Mooring 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:

    5/24-9/2
    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"

    *Racks are first come/first serve.  For more information, please contact park office at 1 (518) 563-0369

Maps

Digital Maps

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Sat 13 Apr
WIGGLY WORMS!
Saturday, April 13, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
What types of worms live around here? Are worms good for the environment? Which end is the head anyway? Come learn everything you never knew you wanted to know about worms and get up close and personal with some of our wiggly worm friends! All ages welcome.
Sat 13 Apr
EARTHWORMS, VERMICOMPOSTING, AND INVASIVE SPECIES
Saturday, April 13, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
We all like worms in our vegetable gardens, but how do they function in wild ecosystems? Did you know there used to be NO earthworms in New York State? Come learn about worm biology, the huge impact worms can have on their environment, and what this means for the health of New York forests. Plus, a brief introduction to worm composting! This program is most appropriate for adults.
Sat 13 Apr
CLIMATE CREW MEETING
Saturday, April 13, 2024 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
Climate Crew is a student-led club for any kid in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade interested in learning more about and helping the environment! New members always welcome! Email kristin.collins@parks.ny.gov for more information.
Mon 15 Apr
LITTLE EXPLORERS – RAIN!
Monday, April 15, 2024 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! We've had a very wet year which makes it difficult to appreciate the rain, but let's remind ourselves that rain can be fun! We will learn what makes rain so wonderful, and maybe even get to splash in some puddles!
Thu 18 Apr
BIRD WALK WITH NORTHERN NEW YORK AUDUBON
Thursday, April 18, 2024 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
MEETS AT DEEP BAY PARKING LOT. This field trip is co-sponsored between NNYA and Point au Roche State Park. Ken Adams, and possibly others, will lead this bird walk. The planned route is the level terrain on Long Point peninsula (about 2 miles round trip). Birders of all experience levels are welcome. Group size is limited to 15. Contact Ken Adams to register: Kenneth.adams@plattsburgh.edu or (518) 569-2855.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Biking
  • Boat Launches
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Nature Center (Accessible)
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds (Accessible)
  • Playing Fields
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing
  • Swimming Beach