Rockland Lake State Park contains four swimming pools, a championship golf course, a par three executive golf course, a popular bike path, six tennis courts, nature center, a cartop boat launch, and, of course, Rockland Lake, which is home to many species of fish, including largemouth and smallmouth bass. Birdwatchers enjoy the varied species of raptors, water birds, and songbirds.
Street Address: 299 Rockland Lake Rd. Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Pets are not permitted from May to September 30. From October 1 to March 31, pets are permitted in the park but not on any of the paved walkways including the 3.2 mile path around the lake. Pets must be on a leash not to exceed 6' in length.
A visit to the 4-acre Rockland Lake Nature Center offers a glimpse into the area's past — from an open meadow with tree seedlings gaining a toehold among the native grasses, to a bog trail surrounded by dark, dense undergrowth and providing a scenic view of the lake.
The two trails that capture the essence of the field-and-forest habitat reopened to the public yesterday, even as work continued on new exhibits in the center that will interpret the area's past Lenape Indian presence and 19th-century ice industry.
Visitors to the site welcomed the news that Bear Mountain's Trailside Museums and Wildlife Center is turning the Rockland Lake facility into a center for environmental education facility.
Rockland Lake State Park Nature Center is open from 10:00 to 4:00 Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. If you are a group leader and these days are not convenient, please call (845) 268-2503.
The Nature Center features displays about the Ice Industry, Native Americans, the local Davies family, the beginnings of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, and the Wildlife of the area. Guided tours of the Nature Trails are available at no charge.
The Nature Center is currently closed for season and will reopen in Summer 2012.
Call Trailside Museums & Zoo (Chris O'Sullivan) for further information:
(845)786-2701 Ext 293
Rockland Lake Championship and Executive Golf Courses
Located just 25 miles north of New York City in the Hudson Valley, Rockland Lake State Park features an 18-hole Championship golf coure and an 18-hole Par 3 Executive course. The Championship Course plays 6,864 yards from the blue tees and 5,663 yards from the red tees. Designed by David W. Gordon in 1969, the greens have subtle breaks and the sloped fairways are very narrow, a true test to the avid golfer. The Executive Golf Course is a par 3 course with one set of tees played off of artificial mats. Some holes play short while others reach up to 200 yards in length. Drastic elevation changes make for some unbelievable views of Rockland County, NY. This Par 3 course is great for beginners or those just simply looking to have fun.
General Information: (845) 268-7275
General Information: (845) 268-7930
Reservations: (845) 267-2323
Pro Shop: (845) 268-6250
Snack Bar: (845) 268-6250
Restaurant: (845) 268-6250
The Friends of Rockland Lake and Hook Mountain, Inc.
17 Collyer Lane | Rockland Lake | NY | 10989
Dedicated to preserving the natural resources and history of Rockland lake and Hook Mountain
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