Robert Moses State Park, Massena

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Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands is a 2322acre state park located on Barnhart Island in the Saint Lawrence River and the adjacent mainland in the Town of Massena in St. Lawrence County, New York. The park is north of the Village of Massena, near the Canada–US border.The park is named after former New York Parks Commissioner Robert Moses, who created many of the state parks in New York. It is one of two state parks in New York to bear his name. The other, Robert Moses State Park - Long Island, is in southern New York on Fire Island.Park descriptionRobert Moses State Park offers a beach, picnic tables with pavilions, a playground, recreation programs, a nature trail, hiking trails through woods and wetlands, fishing, a boat launch and marina, a campground with tent and trailer sites, cabins, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, and a food concession.Visitors may access the portion of the park on Barnhart Island by traveling through a tunnel below the Eisenhower Locks, part of the Saint Lawrence Seaway.A nature center offers outdoor education opportunities, and is managed by the Friends of the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center, Inc. As of 2015, the nature center is operating out of facilities at the St. Lawrence Center Mall while construction is completed on a new building at park. The new facility, financed by the New York Power Authority, will replace the former nature center that was destroyed in a March 2010 fire.
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  • This State Park area has numerous activities and sites to visit, great phot op's, and the best kept NY State Park beach in the North Country with soft raked sand. We camped here with our 24ft trailer,...  more »
  • The park is situated along the St Lawrence river and contains a marina for boat launches. Not much in the department of activities but decent for runs and picnics by the water  more »
  • The big attraction this winter was the pair of Great Gray Owls that were seen nearly daily in this park. Many visitors from hundreds of miles around came to see them - and by doing so also saw the par...  more »
  • The Main Building is great! The Honey Bee's are a great addition! Trails were mostly grass and dirt. Not too great after rain, muddy. Lots of bugs.
  • The new nature center is AMAZING!!!! A must see if you are in the area! Great for kids and very interactive
  • Love this hidden gem in northern NY state, great beaches, campgrounds and picnic areas on the beautiful St Lawrence!
  • The man that works at the park marina was excellent!! He was very friendly and taught us how to operate one of the fishing boats that is available for rent. We had a lot of fun, and we thought it was an affordable bargain. We stayed in cabin number seven. It had a secluded yard, but only offered a sliver of a view of the St. Lawrence. This park is large and you have to drive to the park amenities.
  • Pretty grounds with very nice cabins and a view of the water.

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