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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

  • 2020 Swimming Season: 6/20 - 9/7, 11 am - 7 pm
  • Moorings: TBD
  • Boat Launch, open year round, dawn to dusk, daily.

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:

    6/6-6/19
    10AM-7PM, weekends only ($6)

    6/20-9/7
    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.

Sat 26 Sep
We All Live Upstream!
Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
Join Special Guest Jillian Zajac from Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation District and her amazing Enviroscape Model to learn how our everyday activities affect our local watershed, and the steps you can take to help keep our streams, rivers, and lakes healthy. Afterwards we will take a walk to the pond & explore the creatures that live among us in our watershed!
Mon 28 Sep
Little Explorers - Fall!
Monday, September 28, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

Join a park naturalist for a nature-themed story and playtime for ages 0-5! Come for stories, songs, and art projects from 10-10:30, then stay for some outdoor playtime! This week's theme will be all things Fall. This program is most appropriate for ages 0-5, but all ages and abilities are welcome!
Sat 03 Oct
Tree Walk
Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

A park naturalist will lead a guided nature walk to see what is happening in the park as we transition to Fall, highlighting some of the tree species that make it so beautiful this time of year. All ages welcome!

Participants are advised to bring bug spray, proper footwear, and water.
Sun 04 Oct
Introduction to Hiking
Sunday, October 4, 2020 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

Would you love to start hiking but don't know how to start? Are you intimidated by trying to decide where to go, what to bring, or what to expect? would you like to meet other hikers at the same experience level as you? Join the Park Naturalist for a series of programs aimed at the beginner hiker. Each week we'll have a short lesson and then head out for a hike together! Come for one session or for them all! All ages are welcome.

Participants are advised to bring: water, snacks, sunscreen, and bug spray.

Sun 18 Oct
Introduction to Hiking
Sunday, October 18, 2020 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-6444

Would you love to start hiking but don't know how to start? Are you intimidated by trying to decide where to go, what to bring, or what to expect? would you like to meet other hikers at the same experience level as you? Join the Park Naturalist for a series of programs aimed at the beginner hiker. Each week we'll have a short lesson and then head out for a hike together! Come for one session or for them all! All ages are welcome.

Participants are advised to bring: water, snacks, sunscreen, and bug spray.

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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