A note of clarification so you understand what I am writing about; this is for Robert Moses State Park in Massena, NY, not the Robert Moses State Park on Long Island. At the time of this writing the vast majority of the reviews for this northern New York location are actually for the NYC area park. This is certainly not surprising as there are two parks of the same name in the state!
This Robert Mosses State Park is located on the outskirts of Massena, New York on the St. Lawrence River. It features a numerous walking trails, excellent campsites, a lakefront beach, marina, and 13 cabins. An added attraction is the proximity to the Eisenhower Lock on the St. Lawrence Seaway.
We stayed in one of 13 cabins available in the park. The cabins have all kitchens, bedrooms, and so fourth. They do not have heat or air conditioning. They are not available in the winter. You need to bring all your supplies, including linens and such. We were advised that some visitors will bring space heaters in the cool season.
Our cabin was spotless. It was equipped with a nice kitchen, deck with chairs, picnic table, outdoor grill, and a fire pit. On top of that it had a fine view of the lake. It was very comfortable, although the beds had "camp mattresses." That is a polite term for "firm" and covered with vinyl. But, not matter, as we came with out own bed pads, sheets, etc.
Within the park are all sorts of things to do, such as hiking and when the weather is warm great lake swimming (or, so we are told). There are a series of nature trails, too.
One feature that is very cool is that Eisenhower Lock is at the entrance to the park, in fact you have to drive under the lock! That is very strange when there's a ship in the lock. You can see ocean-going and Great Lake-going ships traverse the lock.
Canadian visitors will appreciate the nearness to a border crossing and the St. Lawrence Mall, a BJ's Wholesale Club and a decent sized Hanneford's super market. Unfortunately, we forgot a couple of items, so a quick trip to both BJ's and Hanneford's paid off for us. They are about 3 miles outside of the park. Not too far, not too close, if you know what I mean.
It is pretty clear that lots of people love to camp here during all seasons. Tents and RV's were common, expecially RV's. But if you don't go for that "outdoorsy" stuff try renting a cabin. I believe you will be pleased.
We had a great time, so did our dogs, and we hope to go back.
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