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“Small Hidden State Park” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Point Au Roches State Park

Point Au Roches State Park
19 Camp Red Cloud Road, Plattsburgh, NY
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Oneonta
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Small Hidden State Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This smallish state park has a quaint little beach which has life guards and close to a boat launch. The park entrance fee is $7. No food sold here, but they do have cold showers and a changing area. The beach area was not staffed with lifeguards until 11 AM. The park also has numerous walking trails.

Visited July 2013
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Iowa
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22 attraction reviews
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“A great place for hiking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Though there is a day use fee for the beach area, if you park at the nature center and just hike, there is no cost. We were only in the area overnight but walked down to Long Point and back. The trail was very muddy (it's been an unusually wet spring) but we got around the bad parts and enjoyed the walk very much. Loads of wildflowers and birds, beautiful views over Lake Champlain - both NY and Vermont.

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Plattsburgh, NY
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“Pt AuRoche Adventures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Discover the past and nature. Remnants of Camp Red Cloud/Redwing including the outdoor chapel and a sleeping cabin. Also search for hints of the Fantasy Kingdom amusement park. Great nature trails and fantastic views of Lake Champlain, The Green and Adirondack Mountains.

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Layton, Utah
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“pretty beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We visited to get photos of Lake Champlain. There are pretty views of the lake with boats and mountains in the background to boot! There is a nice playground and walks. The beach has a lifeguard. We didn't go into the water, but it looks like a nice building for changing clothes is available.

Visited July 2013
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Vermont
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“State Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Easy walking trails, lots of places along the trails to throw a fishing line into Lake Champlain, a boat launch with good access to several bays with lots of fish, small beach, brand new playground this year, lots of grassy areas with picnic tables and grills.

If you only want to use the trails, use the SECOND entrance to the park and then you do not have to pay any kind of entrance fee. We take our dog for long walks in the woods pretty much every weekend, weather permitting.

Use the first entrance with the (I believe) $7 per carload fee if you want to use the boat launch or beach/playground/picnic area.

Visited July 2013
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