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Rockland Lake State Park
Copyright: - New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Rockland Lake State Park
Description - Rockland Lake State Park is a day use facility bursting with amenities and natural scenery. Situated along banks of Rockland Lake on a ridge of Hook Mountain, the park boasts two Olympic-sized swimming pools, picnicking, boat launch and rental, hiking trials, six tennis courts and two 18-hole golf courses. This park attracts warmwater anglers and a variety winter sports enthusiasts.

Both golf courses offer a round of 18 holes, one with a 72 par and the other 54 par (no clubhouse). The courses also offer power carts, pro shops, club rentals and driving range.

Attractions - Rockland Lake State Park's lake is located on a ridge of Hook Mountain above the west bank of the Hudson River. The park offers two Olympic-sized swimming pools and two kiddie pools, picnic tables and grills, a cartop boat launch and boat rentals, hiking trails with breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley, six tennis courts and two golf courses. Anglers can fish Rockland Lake for bass, perch and norlunge; walkers and joggers can use the fitness trail around the lake. Winter visitors can enjoy designated cross-country ski trails and sledding slopes.

Recreation - Visitors to this fabulous park enjoy biking, hiking, golfing, a nature trail, fishing, boat rental, boat launch, tennis, swimming, recreation programs, ice skating, cross-country skiing and sledding.

Both golf courses offer a round of 18 holes, one with a 72 par and the other 54 par (no clubhouse). The courses also offer power carts, pro shops, club rentals and driving range. For details, fees and reservations, call: 914-267-2323.

Climate - The Rockland Lake area experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (around 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. The central Catskills receive the highest precipitation.

Location - Rockland Lake State Park is accessed by traveling US 9W, 24 miles north of New York City.


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Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The Championship Golf Course is quite hilly and scenic and (on a tuesday afternoon) not at all crowded. A vert pleasant experience.

Filed By: Bryan (Rutherford, nj)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Bring your clubs if you play golf. They have an excellent Par-3 exceutive golf course, that is not as easy as it sounds. The surroundings are picturesque.

Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The place is awesome! The trials are a great place to get in touch with nature and the pool a great place to cool off after a nice hike. the park offers a nice area to have BBQs. It was reccommended to me by a friend and I will certainly go back.

Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This park is beautiful!! They charge $5 for parking, $2 for adults and $1 for children at the pool. You get stamped so you can leave the pool area and come back later. It is clean and the scenery is gorgeous!! Plan to stay for several hours.


More Information

Contact Information:
Rockland Lake State Park, P.O. Box 217 , Congers, NY, 10920, Phone: 845-268-3020

Additional Information:
New York State Golf Courses - The New York State Park system operates 27 full service golf courses with most offering club houses, power carts, pro shops, restaurants and more. Reservations may be made by calling the local state park golf course.
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.
Palisades / Catskill Travel Region - Located in southern New York, the Palisades / Catskill Travel Region offers spectacular scenery and countless outdoor opportunities.

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

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