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Jacques Cartier State Park
Copyright: - New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Jacques Cartier State Park
Description - Jacques Cartier State Park is well known for its sheltered bay protecting the lovely swimming beach and campers' dock. Day use and overnight facilities attract fishermen, campers, picnickers, hunters and winter sports enthusiasts. Regular summer hours run from Memorial Weekend through Columbus Day. Hunting and cross-country skiing are permitted.

Attractions - Jacques Cartier State Park has a sheltered bay protecting the sandy swimming beach and campers' dock. The two biggest draws for the park are unlimited boating opportunities and excellent fishing. The park's large open lawns encourage games and picnics; a playground and another picnic ground, this one forested, are nearby. In winter, cross-country skiing is permitted in the park.

Recreation - Visitors to Jacques Cartier State Park enjoy a swimming beach, a boat launch site, dockage, fishing, hunting, picnic area, a children's playground, power boating, campground and showers. The campground, picnic area and showers are handicapped accessible. The park is open from mid-May through Columbus Day weekend. Deer hunting is permitted in season only on the southeast side of SR 12. Waterfowl hunting is permitted in season.

Climate - This area has a varied climate with average January temperatures ranging from below 14 degrees reaching to 22 degrees Fahrenheit (below -10 to -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average between 72 degrees and below 68 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to below 20 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from less than 36 to 40 inches of rain and snowmelt.

Location - Located along the St. Lawrence River, Jacques Cartier State Park lies northwest of Black Lake off SR 12, 3 miles west of Morristown.

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Filed By: April (Rochester, NY)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Because I used to live in Brier Hill, there was nothing to do but to grab my brother and head for Jacques Cartier. We used to have a lot of fun there, and the sun always seemed to be shining! I have very fond memories of walking around the grounds and looking on as campers would settle there. It was always a magical place for me.

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Jacques Cartier State Park, P.O. Box 380 , Morristown, NY, 13664, Phone: 315-375-6371

Additional Information:
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.
Thousand Islands Travel Region - The Saint Lawrence River and the great Lake Ontario offer beautiful sandy beaches, optimal fishing, sailing and boating opportunities. Numerous smaller waterways provide excellent fly fishing, paddle boating and whitewater sports. Military museums, forts and battlefields dot the landscape.

New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation - Official agency Website


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