Rockland Lake State Park, Valley Cottage

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Rockland Lake State Park is a 1,133-acre (4.59 km2) state park located in the hamlets of Congers and Valley Cottage in the eastern part of the Town of Clarkstown in Rockland County, New York. The park is located on a ridge of Hook Mountain above the west bank of the Hudson River. Included within the park is the 256-acre (1.04 km2) Rockland Lake.
Development of the park as part of the Palisades Interstate Park system began in 1958. Rockland Lake State Park is functionally part of a continuous complex of parks that also includes Hook Mountain State Park, Nyack Beach State Park, and Haverstraw Beach State Park.
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  • Unfortunately , it’s getting worse, specially last 3 years, a lot of personnel doing nothing. Taking $ 8 per car for parking but area of the lake and surroundings , less attractive then before...  more »
  • The park is lovely. I hope the park commissioner would consider allowing pets on the trail in off peak hours. Dawn to 8am and 630p to dusk would allow everyone to enjoy the park, pet lovers too!!!  more »
  • Great park for outdoor fun for families or individuals. Plenty of parking and fun space. Room to set up your tent, umbrella, or popup. Planning on BBQing, bring your own grill. Modest charge to park.....  more »
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  • Beautiful park. Very nice lake with benches and picnic tables available. Grilling is allowed. Some beautiful nature animals there including beautiful birds and ducks. The 3 mile walking path is also a biking path and has place for both pedestrians and bikers. This park is definitely relaxing and rejuvenating.
  • Love it, great place to relax our self. Entrance $ 8.00 per car. Picnic area with a beautiful view of the lake, they have table, there some grill available but u can bring ur own grill (no permit needed is free). The swimming pool its awesome a lot of space to stay, they have 2 water slide and a water area for kids (cost 5.00 weekend). They sell food, coffee, ice and more. handicap welcome. Some picnic area its closer to the pool, need to come early. I extremely recommended.
  • My experience in the men's room was clean but many of the women on the trip thought otherwise. They do sell food there along with ice and charcoal in case you forget. There staff do a great job keeping the place clean, also a cooler breeze off the lake is experienced the close you get to it. The family enjoyed the pool, police presence in the park seemed somewhat lacking, as some people were blasting their music whether or not you wanted to hear it! All in all I'd go back, $8 parking $5 for the pool
  • Grill area's are nice. Bike trails nice view of lake pretty. Pool area nice. Bathrooms could be better kept up with...but it is a park, depends on the people visiting too. Over all enjoyed the time there...its was about family!
  • Had a church outing here. Good good facilities. Wouldn't mind heading out there on a more regular basis. Be aware that large buses cannot park in all the parking lots.
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