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

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

Upcoming Events


Trails Day

October 1, 2016

9:00 am


Inclusive Nature Class

October 4, 2016

4:00 pm


Knee High Naturalists

October 6, 2016

10:00 am


Potter Point Hike

October 7, 2016

1:00 pm


Moreau Fishing Trip

October 8, 2016

9:00 am

New Happenings!

“The park is looking to start a lend and loan library at the warming hut this season. If you have any books that are taking up space in your house and you are looking to get rid of donate them to Moreau Lake State Park. We are looking for nature related books but we will take biographies, novels, fiction or non-fiction and children's books. Please drop your books off at the park office

Weather at the Park

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Current Conditions: Overcast
Temp: 59.0 F
Winds: Northeast at 6.9 MPH (6 KT)

Extended Forecast:

This Afternoon: Patchy drizzle with a chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 59. Northeast wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Patchy drizzle with a chance of showers before 9pm, then a chance of showers after 9pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 50. Northeast wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday: A chance of showers, mainly before 1pm.  Patchy fog before 10am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 63. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Showers and
Patchy Fog
Hi 59 °F Lo 50 °F Hi 63 °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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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!

2016 Geocache Challenge – Join in the Fun!

Geocache Challenge Quick Location Lookup
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