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Moreau Lake State Park

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Moreau Lake State Park is currently experiencing a suspected outbreak of avian flu in its Canada Goose population. Park operations, in coordination with the agency’s Division of Environmental Stewardship and Planning, will handle this situation promptly and effectively. If you encounter a sick or dead bird, please avoid touching it. Maintain a safe distance, note the location, and promptly inform Park Operations by calling 518-793-0511.


Moreau Lake Boat Storage 2024

This season, boat storage will be selected through a lottery process. Applications will be accepted (by mail or at the park office) from March 1, 2024 – April 1, 2024.

For further information, please visit : https://parks.ny.gov/documents/parks/MoreauLakeBoatStorageApplication.pdf

Address
605 Old Saratoga Road
Gansevoort, NY 12831
Latitude 43.226288
Longitude -73.708176

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Winter

Vehicle access in the winter months is limited. No motors of any kind are permitted on the lake year-round.

Beach Parking

Campers, Motorhomes, Trailers or horse trailers down at the beach on weekends and holidays Memorial Day-Labor Day.

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).


Moreau Lake State Park's lake lies amid hardwood forests, pine stands, and rocky ridges. Shady groves of trees shelter picnic grounds and a pavilion overlooking the lake. Wooded campgrounds are quiet and secluded, offering facilities for group campers, as well as tent and trailer sites. Two pavilions, each with a 100-120 person capacity and a 20'x30' tent which can accommodate up to 50 people, may be reserved on a daily basis. The sandy beach, nature, hiking and cross-country ski trails, opportunities for boating, fishing and ice fishing, and proximity to the Saratoga Springs and Lake George areas make the park attractive to visitors. 

Rowboats, kayaks, and paddle boards are available for rent Memorial Day - Labor Day. In the winter, snowshoes are available for rent and ice skates are available free of charge. 

Please note:  We do not allow Campers, Motorhomes, Trailers or horse trailers down at the beach on weekends and holidays Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Located on the beach road is our vacation rental. The Lake Shore Cottage provides everything from a refrigerator, stove, dishes, and utensils to a screened porch, bathroom with shower, bedding, pillows, and a cozy fireplace.

See calendar of events for program information. Programs are weather permitting and are subject to change. Please call the park office to confirm event date, time and location.  There is a program fee of $5 per adult and $1 per child.

Pavilion Information
Moreau Lake has three pavilions/tents. Prices range from $100 to $150 and can accommodate 50 to 120 people. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com.

Shelter and Tent Rental Information

New! Moreau Lake State Park has 7 accessible campsites intended for use by persons with disabilities. At least one member of a camping party must be in need of the accommodation. The sites will support power equipment for those with a legitimate medical need (documentation from a physician is required). Please contact the Park Manager for more information at 518-793-0511.

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

  • Open year round, dawn to dusk
  • State Park operates year-round. Park hours and facility operations (including swimming) are subject to change. Patrons are encouraged to contact the park directly to confirm operating hours before traveling.
    Vehicle access in the winter months is limited, weather permitting.
  • Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center: May 27th - September 4th, 10:00am-3:00pm (subject to change). The nature center is also open on weekends, school vacations, and at patron requests.
  • 2023 Swimming Season

    May 27th through September 4th

    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., daily

  • Concession Stand: May 27th - September 4th, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (subject to change) 
  • Boat/Kayak Rental: (subject to change)
    May 27th - June 26th: Open Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Closed Monday - Friday
    June 26th - September 3rd: Open Fridays - Sunday & Holidays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Closed Monday - Thursday
  • Picnic Shelter: 5/1 - 10/10. Advance reservations available.

  • Pavilion & 20x30 Canvas Tent Rental: (reservations through Reserve America)

    Fernwood & Palmertown Pavilion: April 28th – October 10th

    20x30 Canvas Tent Rental: May 22nd – September 4th

  • 2023 Camping Season:(reservations through Reserve America)
    Loop A: May 5th – November 25th (Dump Station closed after October 12th, please plan accordingly)
    Loops B, C, D, E: May 5th – October 8th
    Loops F, G: May 26th – September 3rd
    Group Campsite: May 26th – September 3rd

  • Sunset Cabin: May 5th - October 12th
    Weekly Rental (Friday - Friday)
    Check In: 3:00 p.m. Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
    Pets not permitted / RV Campers & Tents not permitted

  • Campground Cottage/Lakeshore Cottage: May 5th - October 12th
    Weekly Rental (Friday - Friday)
    Check In: 3:00 p.m. Check Out: 11:00 a.m.
    Pets not permitted / RV Campers & Tent not permitted
  • White Birch Cabin Colony: May 5th - November 25th
    Weekly Rental May 5th - October 11th (Thursday - Thursday)
    3-4 Night Rental October 12th - November 25th (Thursday - Sunday)
    Check In: 3:00 p.m. Check Out: 11:00 a.m.

  • RV Campers & Tents not permitted
    Pets not permitted in Deer, Pine Tree, Fisherman, Bear cabin.
    Pets permitted in Moose, Eagle cabin ONLY (requires proof of rabies vaccination).

    There is a 1.5 mile hike to the cabins along untreated surfaces of varying conditions starting October 12th. Please contact park office for more information.
  • Winter Hours of Operation
    Hours are weather permitting and subject to change
    Park is open Sunrise to Sunset daily Office Hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily
    Snowshoe Rental: in season $5/half day $10/whole day. Ice skates free to use.
    Snowshoes available for rent at the office
    Lake Access Gates open 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Nature Center open Saturday – Monday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Cross Country Skiing: Groomed trails during winter season, weather conditions permitting.
  • Generator Hours: 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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.

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • 5/7 - 5/27 (collected weekends & holidays) - $6.00/car
    5/28 - 9/5 (collected daily) - $8.00/car
    9/6 - 10/10 (collected weekends & holidays) - $6.00/car

  • Camping
  • $18.00 per night weekday rate (Sun-Thurs)
    $22.00 per night weekend rate (Fri-Sat)
    $2.75 Walk-in Charge
    $7.25 Reservation Fee charged by Reserve America

    Additional $5.00/night for non-NYS residents  
    Each site allows a maximum of 2 Tents (or 1 Camper/RV, +1 Tent), 2 Vehicles, 6 People, and up to 2 household pets. Must bring proof of rabies vaccination for all pets (NOT TAGS)

  • Reservations
  • For Reservations Contact: Reserve America 1-800-456-CAMP(2267)
    www.reserveamerica.com 

     
    *Reservations are strongly recommended for weekend stays*

  • Cottages
  • Cottages: Rented on a weekly basis only - Friday to Friday

    Lakeshore Cottage: Sleeps 6 people, 2 cars, no pets/ no smoking/no tents or campers allowed
    5/05 - 5/25: $400 per week
    5/26 - 6/08: $575 per week
    6/09 - 7/13: $800 per week
    7/14 - 9/07: $1,000 per week
    9/08 - 10/12: $400 per week

    Campground Cottage
    : Sleeps 4 people, 2 cars, no pets/no smoking/no tents or campers allowed
    5/05 - 5/25: $400 per week
    5/26 - 7/13: $525 per week
    7/14 - 9/07: $650 per week
    9/08 - 10/12: $400 per week

  • Cabins
  • Sunset Cabin: Sleeps 4
    5/05 - 5/25 - $300 per week
    5/26 - 7/13: $425 per week
    7/15 - 9/08: $550 per week
    9/09 - 10/13: $300 per week

    No Pets/No Smoking/No Tents allowed

    Fishermen Cabin/Moose Cabin*/Pine Tree Cabin (Sleeps 4)

    5/04 - 5/24: $328 per week
    5/25 - 7/12: $453 per week
    7/13 - 9/06: $578 per week
    9/07 - 10/11: $328 per week

    *Allows pets.

    Bear Cabin/Eagle Cabin*/Deer Cabin (Sleeps 6)

    5/04 - 5/24: $403 per week
    5/25 - 7/12: $478 per week
    7/13 - 9/06: $603 per week
    9/07 - 10/11: $403 per week

    *Allows pets.

  • Boat and Kayak Rental
  • $10.00 per hour
    Hours of operation: Friday - Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Environmental Education Program Fees
  • Adults: $5.00/person
    Children (under 12): $1.00/person
    Special Programs & School Groups: $3.00/person

    Friends Group Members: Free
    If you paid the Vehicle Entrance Fee: Programs are free (excluding cost for kayak rentals)
    Campers are charged for programs.
  • Equestrian Permits
  • Please see the following Application and Rules for an equestrian permit.
    $20.00 Seasonal permit (4/1/2023 - 3/30/2024)
    $10.00 daily permit
  • Seasonal Boat Storage Permits
  • $45.00 seasonal permit, April 1 - November 1
  • Group Campsite
  • (reserve through Reserve America)
    $75.00 per night (Sunday - Thursday)
    $95.00 per night (Friday - Saturday)
    Group Camping allows a maximum of 6 cars, 8 tents (No RV/Campers allowed), 35 people, pets allowed. Must bring proof of rabies vaccination for all pets (NOT TAGS).
  • Snowshoe Rental
  • $5.00 up to 4-hour rental
    $10.00 up to 8-hour rental
    Hours of operation 8:00am – 4:00pm
  • Cabins
  • No Pets (unless otherwise noted)/No Smoking/No Tents allowed
    Additional $25/week on all cabin & cottage rentals for non-NYS residents

Maps

Digital Maps

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

Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

Key BCA Criteria:

- Migratory concentration site

- Diverse species concentration site

- Species at risk site

The Moreau Lake BCA is within Moreau Lake State Park. Moreau Lake BCA is a stopover site for Neotropical migratory songbirds especially forest dwelling migrants during both spring and fall migrations. The site supports a diversity of birds associated with upland forest. It is also a significant wintering site for the state and federally threatened Bald Eagle and regularly supports state threatened Pied-billed Grebe (possible breeder) and Northern Harrier (spring and fall migration); and state species of special concern Cooper's Hawk (possible breeder) and Red-shouldered Hawk (probable breeder).

Download a copy of the BCA map.

Deer hunting is permitted in a limited area in season. Moreau Lake State Park follows the dates of the New York State hunting seasons.

Hunting is not permitted within 500 feet of any building, road, playground, or parking lot, and all trails are considered safety zones where hunting is not allowed.

Fri 01 Mar
Wiggly Wanderers
Friday, March 1, 2024 09:30 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Wiggly wanderers is a casual and fun program that is offered to walking toddlers, carriable babies and their caregivers. This will be a beginner's hike/wander series for toddlers who are ready to move and caregivers who are willing and able to baby wear and/or carry their toddler if their legs get too tired. We will not plan too much distance walking and we will rely on teachable moments to carry us through these experiences. Strollers will not work for these programs. While you do not need to attend each week, we will continue to build our toddlers hiking skills as well as their caregivers' confidence taking the children into the woods to explore. This event does not have sign ups, please come if you can. We meet at the nature center parking lot. $1 per child. For any questions call 518-793-0511. NYS Parks Centennial Challenge mission: Nature Center Knowledge, Attend a nature center program. https://parks.ny.gov/100/challenge/.
Fri 01 Mar
Turtle Talk
Friday, March 1, 2024 11:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Join the Park Educator for a brief lesson on turtles. You can meet some of our resident turtles and learn about their lives, why they live with us, what the like to eat and who is the grumpiest of them all. This program is free and does not require sign ups. NYS Parks Centennial Challenge mission: Nature Center Knowledge, Attend a nature center program. https://parks.ny.gov/100/challenge/.
Sat 02 Mar
Birds of Play
Saturday, March 2, 2024 10:00 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
This program is geared toward younger children to learn the basics of size, color, behavior and vocalization of common birds. The program fee is $1 (cash or check). Please reserve your spot in advance by calling the office at 518-793-0511. NYS Parks Centennial Challenge mission: Nature Center Knowledge, Attend a nature center program. https://parks.ny.gov/100/challenge/.
Registration: Required
Mon 04 Mar
Eagle Watch
Monday, March 4, 2024 08:30 AM
Moreau Lake State Park
Join a Park Educator on a convoy-style journey along the Hudson River to try to spot our local Bald Eagles. We will be getting in and out of vehicles at a few locations and, with a little luck, viewing the eagles through binoculars and a scope so make sure to bring your hat and gloves! If you have binoculars bring them, we do have a couple of pair to pass around as well. $5 program fee payable at the office upon your arrival (cash or check). To reserve your spot call 518-793-0511. This program is part of NYS Parks Centennial Challenge! For the Birds, Go birdwatching at any of our state parks and historic sites. https://www.parks.ny.gov/100/challenge/.
Registration: Required
Mon 04 Mar
Leave No Trace Games
Monday, March 4, 2024 01:00 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
Looking for something fun on this day off of school? Leave No Trace teaches us the 7 principles of responsible outdoor recreation. These exciting, thought-provoking activities are for kids aged 9 and older. $1 program fee payable at the office upon your arrival (cash or check). To reserve your spot call 518-793-0511. This program is part of NYS Parks Centennial Challenge! Engage in Education, Attend an environmental education program at a state park. Leave No Trace, Learn the seven Leave No Trace principles and apply them on your next visit to a state park or historic site. https://www.parks.ny.gov/100/challenge/.
Registration: Required

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