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Robert Moses State Park
Description: Surrounded by water, this beautiful park is located in the heart of the world-renowned Thousand Islands region. The park and associated campground consist of forest, open water, fields and wetlands, and are located on both the mainland and Barnhart Island in the St. Lawrence River.

Wildlife to Watch: Visitors may see white-tailed deer, woodchucks, raccoons, red squirrels and beavers. The St. Lawrence River is a major attraction for waterfowl, so sightings of mallards, wood ducks, hooded merganser, American wigeons and Canada and snow geese are possible. Perch, pike and largemouth bass can be found here as well.

Special Tips: The park is open year-round. Fees and dates of operation vary by activity. Contact the park for more information.

315-769-8663, 19 Robinson Bay Rd, Massena, NY 13662


Other Activities: The park’s nature, hiking and cross-country skiing trails wind through fields, forests and wetlands, with overlooks showcasing spectacular views.

Ownership: NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation 
Size: 2,322 acres 
Closest Town: Massena

RestroomsParkingTent CampingCross Country SkiingHikingPicnic tablesVisitor CenterLarge BoatsSmall BoatsSwimming

Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing:

Raccoons - Photo by Bill Banaszwrski
Please see map link below

Driving Directions:
From Massena, take NY 37 east. After 3.5 miles, turn left onto NY 131 east. Continue onto Barnhart Island Rd. The park entrance is on the left.

Map Link

Robert Moses State Park : Wildlife Viewing Area