Robert Moses State Park (Thousand Islands)

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Not to be confused with Robert Moses State Park (Long Island).
Robert Moses State Park
Picnic tables along the Saint Lawrence River in Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands in northern New York.jpg
Picnic tables along the Saint Lawrence River in Robert Moses State Park.
Robert Moses State Park (Thousand Islands) is located in New York
Robert Moses State Park (Thousand Islands)
Location of Robert Moses State Park within New York State
Type State park
Location 19 Robinson Bay Road
Massena, New York[1]
Nearest city Massena, New York
Coordinates 44°59′N 74°51′W / 44.99°N 74.85°W / 44.99; -74.85Coordinates: 44°59′N 74°51′W / 44.99°N 74.85°W / 44.99; -74.85
Area 2,322 acres (9.40 km2)
Operated by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Visitors 98,257 (in 2014)[2]
Open All year
Website Robert Moses State Park

Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands is a 2,322-acre (9.40 km2) 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.[1][3] 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.[4]

Park description[edit]

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.[1]

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.[1]

A nature center offers outdoor education opportunities, and is managed by the Friends of the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center, Inc.[5] 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.[6] The new facility, financed by the New York Power Authority, will replace the former nature center that was destroyed in a March 2010 fire.[5]

A sign near the entrance of the park notes the location where the 45th parallel crosses through the park.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Data.ny.gov. Retrieved November 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands". NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ Paquette, Carole (October 1, 1995). "Showcasing the Career of Robert Moses". The New York Times. Retrieved November 30, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Robert Moses State Park Nature Center". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved November 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Friends of the Nature Center". Friends of the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center, Inc. Retrieved November 30, 2015. 

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