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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.
Robert 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 is the location of the St. Lawrence Seaway with Ships being raised and lowerd at difference locations. Massena is home to the Eisenhower Lock. 
    THis is the location of the St. Lawrence Seaway with Ships being raised and lowerd at difference locations. Massena is home to the Eisenhower Lock.  more »
  • Loved loved loved our stay for 2 nights in site 194. So private with trees on 3 sides. Were able to walk through our own path to a small rocky beach. Unfortunately it was too buggy to stay long... 
    Loved loved loved our stay for 2 nights in site 194. So private with trees on 3 sides. Were able to walk through our own path to a small rocky beach. Unfortunately it was too buggy to stay long...  more »
  • We stayed on Barnhart Island and enjoyed a lovely week of camping. The beach on the river was very nice, not crowded. The water was shallow and warm. Bathrooms were cleaned at least twice a day... 
    We stayed on Barnhart Island and enjoyed a lovely week of camping. The beach on the river was very nice, not crowded. The water was shallow and warm. Bathrooms were cleaned at least twice a day...  more »
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  • Great post summer camping with only 12% of sites occupied. Beautiful weather w/ 70°s during the day and upper 40s at night. The site 55 that I was in had a side view of ships and barges going into and out of the lock from the west side. Lots of areas to hike, bike or run. Lots of water for boating,etc.
  • Campsites and restrooms are very clean, large sites. Great towns not to far away to see and good food.
  • The beach is great! Nice campsites. Only problem is, some of them have too hard/rocky ground to pound stakes in for your tent.
  • Very nice beach monitor by life guards. Electric sites with asphalt roads, kept really clean. Plenty of trees and sun sites for RVs and tents. Good fishing spot too. Dump station is a bit inconvenient for the new camp area near the beach but not big deal to make a short detour on the way out.
  • Nice camping area. Very quiet with large spaces for RVs. Most sites do not have water but it is available at spigot around the camp grounds.

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