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Rockland Lake State Park
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P.O. Box 217
Congers, New York   10920

Phone: 845-268-3020
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 car-top 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.
1. Rockland Lake State Park offers two large swimming pools for visitors.
2. The park's pool complex includes a kiddie pool, making it family-friendly.
3. Swimming is available from 11 am to 7 pm daily during summer months.
4. Lifeguards are on duty at all times when the pools are open for safety assurance.
5. Pool access requires an additional fee beyond general admission into the state park itself.

The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. There is a boat launch available, but only non-motorized boats are allowed on the lake to maintain its tranquility and natural beauty. Visitors can bring their own kayaks or rowboats, or they may rent from an onsite concession stand which provides paddleboat rentals during summer months. Fishing is also permitted in designated areas with appropriate licenses.
Enjoy fishing in two large lakes, home to largemouth bass and various panfish. A valid New York State freshwater fishing license is required. The park also offers ice-fishing during winter months for hardy anglers seeking a unique experience.

Rockland Lake State Park offers numerous picnic tables and grills, two large pavilions for rent, and beautiful lake views.
Biking enthusiasts can enjoy a 3.2-mile paved path circling the lake, ideal for casual rides and family outings. However, be aware that this trail is shared with pedestrians.

For those seeking more challenge, there's an uphill route towards Hook Mountain State Park nearby; it requires advanced biking skills due to steep inclines and rough terrain.

Cyclists should always wear helmets as safety measures are paramount in these areas - accidents can occur unexpectedly on uneven paths or during high-traffic times.

Remember: cycling after dark isn't permitted within park boundaries so plan your trip accordingly to avoid disappointment.

Lastly, bike rentals aren't available onsite; visitors must bring their own equipment if they wish to cycle around the area.
The park offers diverse birding opportunities with over 200 species recorded. It's a hotspot for migratory birds. The lake attracts waterfowl while the forested areas house various songbirds and raptors.

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