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



The Hannaford reusable bag program is going strong but we still need your help. Please stop by the South Glens Falls Hannaford. Friends will receive $1 for every bag purchased. Thank you for your support.



Volunteers are needed for the upcoming NatureFest. Set up, clean up and throughout the day activities. It’s a lot of fun and very rewarding to support our beautiful park. Please contact Barb at info@friendsofmoreaulake.org or call the office at 793-0511. Thank you for your support!



Lake Bonita access is now open via the Wilton Mountain Road Trailhead parking lot. The parking lot is open from 7am – dusk. Any cars left in the lot at closure will be locked in. Owners will need to call the Park Police at (518) 584-2004 to retrieve their cars. Please see important recreational rules below

Please click HERE to become a NatureFest donor!



Upcoming Events



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Knee High Naturalists

August 25, 2016

10:00 am

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Kid's Crafts

August 25, 2016

1:00 pm

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Fishing with Gary

August 26, 2016

9:00 am

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Moreau Lake Kayak Trip

August 27, 2016

10:00 am

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Back Pond Hike

August 28, 2016

9:00 am


New Happenings!


Addition of new cabins in F Loop that will be open year round (ski/snowshoe access only in winter)

Camping extended in Loop A until December

USGS installing new system to monitor lake water level, rainfall, turbidity, and ground water level

New Assistant Manager – Allan Eddy

Movie Night at the beach – showing one movie a month (schedule TBD)



Weather at the Park


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Current Conditions: Overcast
Temp: 75.0 F
Winds: Southwest at 3.5 MPH (3 KT)

Extended Forecast:

 
Tonight

Tonight: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
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Friday

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9am.  Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 89. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
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Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 56. Light and variable wind.
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Lo 69 °F Hi 89 °F Lo 56 °F

 

 


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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2016 Geocache Challenge – Join in the Fun!

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