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Point Au Roche State Park

Plattsburgh, Clinton Co.

red fox, lighthouse and goose swimming images

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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

Where to Watch

  • Sandy beach
  • 14 miles of trails

Recreational Opportunities

  • Beach and picnic facilities
  • Swimming
  • Boating and canoeing/kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking and biking trails
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing

Accessible Features

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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.


825 acres

Closest Town



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Contact Information

Address: 19 Camp Red Cloud Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Telephone: 518-563-0369
Website: Point Au Roche State Park (link leaves DEC's website)

Photo Credits: Ariana Newell, Susan Shafer, James Clayton