Point Au Roche State Park
Plattsburgh, Clinton Co.
Bird enthusiasts from near and far flock here to see the thousands of migrating snow geese stopping over for several weeks in the spring and fall. With several peninsulas, bays and nearby cornfields, this state park is a significant stop on the Atlantic flyway for migrating waterfowl.
Wildlife to Watch
- Gulls and shorebirds
- Waterfowl including snow geese, mallards, black and wood ducks, and blue-winged teal
- Osprey and other hawk species
- Screech, barred and great horned owls
- White-tail deer, beavers, muskrats and red and gray foxes
Where to Watch
- Sandy beach
- 14 miles of trails
- Beach and picnic facilities
- Boating and canoeing/kayaking
- Hiking and biking trails
- Cross-country skiing
This Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has accessible features that include picnic pavilions and recreation programs. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.
See Google Maps and enter your address for step by step directions to Point Au Roche State Park (This link will open a page outside of the DEC website. Hold "Shift" down while clicking on the link to open it in a new window)
Address: 19 Camp Red Cloud Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Website: Point Au Roche State Park (link leaves DEC's website)
Photo Credits: Ariana Newell, Susan Shafer, James Clayton