Rockland Lake has two, Olympic-sized swimming pools and two kiddy pools. The pool area offers a small concession stand; however outside coolers are not permitted inside the pool complex.
Hours of Operation, South Pool: Sat. & Sun. & Holidays 11:00 am – 6:45 pm, May 24 – Sept. 1, 2014. Mon- Fri. 10:00 am – 5:45 pm, June 23 – Aug. 15, 2014.
Pool Admission Fee:
$1.00 Children (6-12)
Free age five and under
There are numerous picnic tables and BBQ grills located throughout the park. Picnicking is available year round. Please see the permits section for groups over 50 persons as a permit may be required.
Rockland Lake covers about 270 acres, and reaches 35 feet at its deepest point. Anglers of all ages enjoy fishing for the Large and Small mouth Bass, Yellow Perch, White Perch and even some small Black Crappies. It has been rumored that several very large Tiger Musky swim the lake as well.
You may launch your “permitted” car top boat; sorry no gas motors allowed. Please note permits for use of your personal boat may be obtained at the park office. Our boat launch is located in parking field #6. Also for boat rentals you may contact the fishing station at (845)268-8495.
Rockland Lake offers two bicycling/fitness routes. The outer loop which is approximately 4 miles, it is actually the main road that encircles the park. The inner loop is approximately 3.2 miles of paved trail around the lake.
May 1 to September 30th, pets not permitted in the Park. October 1 to March 31, pets permitted in the Park but not on bike path or improved walkways.
Rockland Lake State Park features an 18-hole Championship golf course 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. For more information about the golf course, please call (845) 268-7275.
Along with our fitness trail around the lake you can pick-up the Nyack Beach River trail (approx. 2 miles) from just outside our park area on Landing Rd. or from Nyack Beach State Park itself, Nyack is just a short distance south of Rockland Lake.
The Haverstraw Beach river path extends from Nyack Beach to Haverstraw ending at Riverside Ave. some 5 miles away.
The Long Path runs along Hook Mtn. and you can pick up that trail in the town of Nyack or further along the trail off of Landing Rd. (Rockland Lake) just before the barricades by the Knickerbocker Fire Dept.
Located opposite the Championship Golf Course club house are Rockland Lakes 6 tennis courts. They are offered on a first come first serve basis. (845)268-7275
Our nature center has a walking path that allows visitors to see some wildlife in its natural environment. Please call the park office for opening and closing information.