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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  • 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 »
  • i was so amazed by looking at the ocean beach while with friends gathering. we played Marco polo while we were there in ocean. People were enjoying the warm sunny weather with chill water of the...  more »
  • Love the park.....great space, grounds well kept, and nice campsites. A few too many dogs (most well behaved...only a few not). Rest rooms nice, but for some reason not as clean this visit...same stuff on floors and in showers for all days of visit. Nice to see patrols going through during day.
  • Very nice park. Very quiet even over the 4th in the upper loop. Bathrooms were nice and kept clean. Workers at the park very nice but not bothersome would definitely come again. Lots of things to see near by like the locks, power authority generation plant and the nature center, had a great time.

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