Grass Point State Park

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Grass Point State Park
Grass Point State Park is located in New York
Grass Point State Park
Location of Grass Point State Park within New York State
Type State park
Location 42247 Grassy Point Road
Alexandria Bay, New York[1]
Nearest city Alexandria Bay, New York
Coordinates 44°16′59″N 76°00′00″W / 44.283°N 76.0°W / 44.283; -76.0Coordinates: 44°16′59″N 76°00′00″W / 44.283°N 76.0°W / 44.283; -76.0
Area 114 acres (0.46 km2)[2]
Operated by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Visitors 38,109 (in 2014)[3]
Open Mid-May through mid-October
Website Grass Point State Park

Grass Point State Park is a 114-acre (0.46 km2) state park[2] located in the Town of Orleans in Jefferson County, New York.[4] The park is located along the St. Lawrence River by NY 12 and NY 180, between Clayton and Alexandria Bay.

Park description[edit]

Grass Point State Park offers picnic tables with pavilions, a playground and playing fields, fishing and ice fishing, a boat launch and docks, a swimming beach, and seasonal hunting.[5] A nearly one-mile-long (1.6 km) snowmobile trail passes through the park, which may be used for hiking during the summer months.[6]

The park also includes a campground with 53 tent and 19 trailer sites, in addition to Grass Point Cottage, a two-story full-service accommodation located on the river's edge.[6] The park is open from mid-May through mid-October.[7]

The park offers views of nearby Rock Island Light, also owned by New York State but accessible only by boat.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grass Point State Park - Getting There". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved November 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Section O: Environmental Conservation and Recreation, Table O-9". 2014 New York State Statistical Yearbook (PDF). The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. 2014. p. 672. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Data.ny.gov. Retrieved November 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Grass Point State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 5, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Grass Point State Park Amenities and Activities". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved November 5, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Keene, Ben (2013). Camping New York: A Comprehensive Guide to Public Tent and RV Campgrounds. Globe Pequot. pp. 99–100. ISBN 0762780916. Retrieved November 5, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Grass Point State Park Hours of Operation". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved November 5, 2015. 
  8. ^ Beckius, Kim Knox. Backroads of New York. Voyageur Press. p. 121. Retrieved November 5, 2015. 

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