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Wednesday Weekend Warrior Post: Family Car Camping at Moreau Lake State Park!

Wednesday Weekend Warrior Post: Family Car Camping at Moreau Lake State Park!

WHERE:

Moreau Lake State Park
605 Old Saratoga Rd.
Gansevoort, NY 12831

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://nysparks.com/parks/150/details.aspx

In my backyard, unbeknownst to me, for a large portion of my life! Whether you are looking for a place to spend a day or the entire weekend, this lovely little New York State Park has it all:

  • A small, but very interesting, CLEAN lake for paddling. NO motorboats, a big plus for me when taking Dora on a paddle.
  • Kayak, Canoe, and SUP rentals.
  • A sizable, clean, lifeguarded beach with zones for little ones, lap swimmers, and everything in between.
  • Campsites for tents and trailers, group campsites with picnic tables under a HUGE pavilion, and a clean bathroom/shower facility nearby. Sites seem very well spread out and fairly private.
  • Hiking and biking trails.
  • Lakeside rental cabins if camping is not your thing!

We visited for the second time just a few weeks ago, just looking for a quick paddle close to home. We have camped at a group site in the park previously, and I cannot say enough good about that experience! So when we returned to paddle several weeks ago, we picked up the Empire Pass, which gives us access to all New York State Parks for the year.

Some photos and videos, a mix from both trips:

The pavilion at the group campsite. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park Campground
The pavilion at the group campsite. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park Campground
Setting up one of 5 or 6 tents at the AWESOME group campsite. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park Campground
Setting up one of 5 or 6 tents at the AWESOME group campsite. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park Campground
Our hammock was a popular attraction at the AWESOME group campsite. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park Campground
Our hammock was a popular attraction at the AWESOME group campsite. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park Campground
Nice big barbecue grill at the AWESOME group campsite. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park Campground
Nice big barbecue grill at the AWESOME group campsite. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park Campground
Our hammock was a popular attraction at the AWESOME group campsite. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park Campground
Our hammock was a popular attraction at the AWESOME group campsite. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park Campground
Coffee brewed on the campfire, camp is quiet. The AWESOME group campsite. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park Campground
Coffee brewed on the campfire, camp is quiet. The AWESOME group campsite. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park Campground
Campfire Breakfast. The AWESOME group campsite. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park Campground
Campfire Breakfast. The AWESOME group campsite. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park Campground
Paddling on Moreau Lake. Small, but clean and with a lot to keep the kiddos engaged. Campfire Breakfast. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park.
Paddling on Moreau Lake. Small, but clean and with a lot to keep the kiddos engaged. Campfire Breakfast. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park.
Fragrant Lily. Paddling on Moreau Lake. Small, but clean and with a lot to keep the kiddos engaged. Campfire Breakfast. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park.
Fragrant Lily. Paddling on Moreau Lake. Small, but clean and with a lot to keep the kiddos engaged. Campfire Breakfast. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park.
Fragrant Lily. Paddling on Moreau Lake. Small, but clean and with a lot to keep the kiddos engaged. Campfire Breakfast. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park.
Fragrant Lily. Paddling on Moreau Lake. Small, but clean and with a lot to keep the kiddos engaged. Campfire Breakfast. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park.
Beaver Lodge. Paddling on Moreau Lake. Small, but clean and with a lot to keep the kiddos engaged. Campfire Breakfast. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park.
Beaver Lodge. Paddling on Moreau Lake. Small, but clean and with a lot to keep the kiddos engaged. Campfire Breakfast. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park.
Canoe access - very easy. Paddling on Moreau Lake. Small, but clean and with a lot to keep the kiddos engaged. Campfire Breakfast. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park.
Canoe access – very easy. Paddling on Moreau Lake. Small, but clean and with a lot to keep the kiddos engaged. Campfire Breakfast. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park.
Canoe access - very easy. Paddling on Moreau Lake. Small, but clean and with a lot to keep the kiddos engaged. Campfire Breakfast. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park.
Canoe access – very easy. Paddling on Moreau Lake. Small, but clean and with a lot to keep the kiddos engaged. Campfire Breakfast. Car Camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing at Moreau Lake State Park.

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