Rockland Lake State Park's lake is located on a ridge of Hook Mountain above the west bank of the Hudson River. The park offers a huge 24,140 square foot swimming pool with diving boards--the pool is more than 10,000 square feet larger than an Olympic size pool! A kiddie pool is also available for young children. The park also offers picnic tables; grills, a car top boat launch dock, hiking trails with breath-taking views of the Hudson Valley, six tennis courts and the Rockland Lake State Park golf courses, featuring two 18 hole golf courses. Anglers can fish Rockland Lake for bass, perch and norlunge. Walkers, joggers, roller bladers, and bicyclists can enjoy the 3.2 mile non-motorized use paved trail around the lake.
Pets are not permitted from May to September 30. From October 1 to March 31, pets are permitted in the park but not on any of the paved walkways including the 3.2 mile path around the lake. Pets must be on a leash not to exceed 6' in length.
2016 Swimming Season:
5/28 - 6/25, weekends and holidays, 11-6:45 pm
6/25 - 8/21, weekdays, 10-5:45 pm, weeknds and holidays, 11-6:45 pm
8/22 - 9/5: 11-6:45 pm weekends and holidays only
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.
Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.
$50 per 100 attendees
$30 per vessel
Key BCA Criteria:
The Rockland Lake Complex BCA is located within four state parks that share adjacent boundaries; Rockland Lake, Nyack Beach, Hook Mountain, and Haverstraw Beach State Parks. These facilities are located along the west bank of the Hudson River, primarily in the Town of Clarkstown, but also including the Town of Haverstraw to the north. The parks are a mix of developed and undeveloped lands, containing a 256-acre lake (Rockland Lake), a forested wetland, and precipitous ledges. The parks offer recreational facilities including a pool, tennis courts, picnic areas, and trails. Rockland Lake State Park also includes two golf courses, large parking areas, and buildings that are not included in the BCA boundary. An environmental education center housed at Rockland Lake State Park operates sporadically in the summer months. Hook Mountain has previously been designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by Audubon New York.
The Friends of Rockland Lake and Hook Mountain will be conducting a history talk, walk, hike around Rockland Lake and the former town. If weather permits, we may be able to cut ice from Rockland Lake that was once known as the Icebox of NYC. For more information: Email: RMFORLake@Gmail.com, Call: 212-464-7109 Website: www.RocklandLakeandHookMt.org
Approximate distance: 1 to 3 miles, weather and group dependent