Moreau Lake State Park

Moreau Lake State Park

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Moreau Lake State Park

New York

(518) 793-0511

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The Third Annual Geocache Challenge will begin Memorial Day and continue through Veterans Day 2014, with prizes at all 16 parks and historic sites within the Saratoga-Capital District Region. Please see the flyer for details. Download the 2014 Geocache Challenge Passport here.

New!  Moreau Lake State Park now 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.

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 120-person capacity and a 20'x30' tent which can accommodate up to 75 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. 

In the summer, beach lounges, beach umbrella and fishing gear can be rented. In the winter, snowshoes are available for rent daily.

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 $2 adults and children and $1 for seniors.

Shelter and Tent Rental Information--Application

Map of Moreau Lake (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.228406, -73.710129

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Activities

  • Boating

    There are numerous opportunities for boating (No motors allowed) and fishing because of the close proximity to the Saratoga Springs and Lake George. There is boat launch on Moreau Lake and boat/kayak rentals are available from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day.

  • Bicycling

    Bicycling is permitted, but please stay on the marked paths. Trails can take you up into the hills or keep you on the smooth pathways that go along the western side of the lake.

  • Camping

    Wooded campgrounds are quiet and secluded, offering facilities for group campers, as well as tent and trailer sites. A permit is required for group camping. Campsites can be rented during the camping season from early May until Columbus Day. Located on the beach road is the Lake Shore Cottage, this rental provides everything from a refrigerator, stove, dishes and utensils to a screened porch, bathroom with shower, bedding, pillows and a cozy fireplace. The cottage is open from early May until mid-October. Two additional cottages are also available for rent.

  • Fishing

    Fishing and ice fishing is permitted on the lake.

  • Hiking

    Scenic outlooks are plentiful is you chose to hike through the Palmertown Mountain Range that cuts across Moreau Lake State Park. With over 20 miles of trails, around every turn, you have a fantastic view of the Hudson River below you.

  • Hunting

    Deer hunting is permitted in a limited area in season.

  • Picnicking

    Shady groves of trees shelter picnic grounds and a pavilion overlooking the lake. Two pavilions, each with a 120-person capacity and a 20'x30' tent which can accommodate up to 75 people, may be reserved on a daily basis. Other park facilities include playgrounds, visitor recreation programs (please check in at the visitor center for details), and showers.

  • Water Sports

    The beach is open for swimming from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Beach lounges and beach umbrellas can be rented during the summer months.

  • Winter Sports

    People are attracted to Moreau Lake State park during the winter months because of the fantastic opportunities to ice fish, snowshoe, and cross-country ski. Snowshoes are available for rent daily. Activities are permitted during the winter season, weather conditions permitting. Vehicle access in the winter months is limited. No motors of any kind are permitted on the lake year-round.

Seasonality/Weather

For information about local area weather, please visit: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/12831.

Park Partners

Friends of Moreau Lake State Park

Friends of Moreau Lake State Park is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support and promotion of environmental education programs and other activities at Moreau Lake State Park.

Directions

Driving

I-87, exit 17S, South Glens Falls. The park is located 10 miles north of Saratoga Springs in the Adirondack foothills.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(518) 793-0511

Campground reservations

(800) 456-2267

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