Our Mission:
to partner with NYS Parks to enrich the
experience for every park visitor through education, events and stewardship.
We are 100% volunteer driven.

I Love My Park Day 2016
2016 Adirondack Expo

Pictured are Friends of Moreau volunteers Nancy Dwyer, VP and member Jim Pierson

Beaver at Mud Pond

- Photo by Sue M. Pierce

2016 Fish Stocking, Rainbow Trout Free at Last

- Photo by PJLomasney

2016 Chili Dinner

Food pantry donations sponsored by Friends.

2016 Fish Stocking, Preparing for Release

– Photo by PJLomasney

2016 Fish Stocking, Enjoyed by Everyone

- Photo by PJLomasney

Moreau Lake State Park Virtual Tour!

Please check out the Moreau Lake State Park Virtual Tour! See all the park has to offer by clicking HERE

What's Happening:

  Park Updates

Our December 14th Full Moon Hike will also include a star party with up to four telescopes and a hot dog cook out. Please register now because the sign-ups are filling up quickly. Our Park Naturalist Gary will be leading this month’s Full Moon Hike and while walking around the lake Gary will point out sounds of the winter night and discuss the cold moon of December. Full moon hikes are $2 per person, cash only please, please call for reservations 793-0511. The hike is from 6pm – 7:30pm, Star Party, campfire and cookout to follow. Cars will be allowed to drive down to the beach for the event

Please be advised that hunting season begins on Saturday, October 22 in the Northern zone which includes Moreau State Park. Hunting is permitted in the park but there are also designated “No Hunting” zones within the park. Use common sense and always wear high visibility clothing for both you and your canine companions. The park is enjoyed by everyone - be respectful of each other. Please download the latest hunting map of the park.

Upcoming Events


Mud Pond Hike

December 7, 2016

1:00 pm


Red Oak Ridge Hike

December 8, 2016

10:00 am


Kids Craft Hike

December 10, 2016

10:00 am


Lake Bonita Hike

December 12, 2016

10:00 am


Spring Overlook Hike

December 13, 2016

10:00 am

New Happenings!

A new trail has been cut out on the new Lake Bonita land. The Waterfall Trail starts or ends at the Lake Bonita Dam on the west side of the lake and/or halfway up the Western Ridge Trail near the spring overlook parking lot. Markers are not yet set so stay alert

Construction has begun for the new cabins in Loop F

A new astronomy observatory for the Nature Center is in the planning stages. Along with (3) MIT scientists, the park staff have acquired a new telescope and have been testing out various projects! Stay tuned for exciting new adventures!!

Weather at the Park

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Current Conditions: Partly Cloudy with Haze
Temp: 39.0 F
Winds: South at 6.9 MPH (6 KT)

Extended Forecast:


Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm  after midnight.
Mostly Cloudy


Thursday: A slight chance of snow showers after noon, mixing with rain after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Light southwest wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Mostly Cloudy
then Slight
Thursday Night: A slight chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Southwest wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Slight Chance
Snow Showers

Lo 26 °F Hi 38 °F Lo 22 °F

Hazardous Weather Outlook


From the Park Manager
Who are you?
My name is Peter Iskenderian

Where are you from, where did you get your training/college?
I grew up in the suburbs of New York City. I received an AAS in Parks and Recreation Management from the State University of New York at Delhi and a BA in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the California State University at Long Beach.

How long have you been the Park Manager and what was the influence for you to pursue your profession in Parks and Recreation Management?
I have been the Park Manager at Moreau Lake for 8 years and have been with NYS Parks for 16 years. I started my parks career at the bottom of the ladder cleaning bathrooms and mowing and with hard work have worked my way up to the position I currently hold. I always knew what I wanted to do from an early age. My years in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts was my main influence to pursue my profession and formed the ideology I follow today.

What do you enjoy most?
I enjoy talking and interacting with the guests and making sure they have the best possible experience they can while they visit Moreau Lake

What are some of the major plans for 2016?
Major plans for 2016 include the construction of nine rental cabins, a new trails plan for the new property we acquired when McGregor Prison closed and monthly movie night on the beach for our guests.

“Appy” Trails

apps you can use!

This first app gives you instant flower and plant identification and is free. Check out LikeThat Garden

This next app gives you bird identification and is free from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Check out Merlin

Pocket Ranger -This FREE, cutting-edge mobile app gives both novice and seasoned outdoorsmen and women essential information in the palm of their hands. Powered by Pocket Ranger® technology, this official app for DEC will provide up-to-date information on fishing, hunting and wildlife watching and serve as an interactive outdoor app using today's leading mobile devices

Then – send your discoveries to us for posting – photos@friendsofmoreaulake.org

Congratulations to

Rebecca Mullins,

Park Naturalist

Rebecca was recently recognized nationally by the National Recreation and Park Association for her work at Moreau in creating a new Inclusive Nature Class designed to help intellectually and developmentally disabled kids, including those on the autism spectrum enjoy the outdoor world around them. Please read the article in the Saratogian and in the NPRA website.

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Please enjoy a YouTube video slideshow of our 2016 NatureFest. Turn on the volume at the end for the release of the Kestrels. A very special THANK YOU to all the exhibitors, sponsors, donors and volunteers who made this possible in supporting our beautiful Moreau Lake State Park!