Facing Goose Bay to the south and St. Lawrence River to the north, Kring Point State Park sprawls over 61 acres. Located in Jefferson County, New York, the park lies in a peninsula with amazing views of the Thousand Islands. Water sports are the primary outdoor activity including swimming, fishing, and paddling. Plus, nearly all the campsites have excellent views of the water. There is a wide variety of other recreation to choose from including hunting, nature strolls, and picnicking. Listening to the endless melodious hymns of the loons visitors can also opt to sit and relax on the benches watching the lovely sunset. Seagulls and crows are some of the wildlife you will come across during your stay here. For RVs, this is a can't miss destination.
Just 10 minutes away from Alexandria Bay, visitors can camp in this quiet and peaceful park. With 100 RV sites to choose from the campground opens its doors to visitors from the last Friday in April through Columbus Day each year. For water sports enthusiasts, you can reserve any of the 45 sites which have direct access to water. Pack a pair of binoculars in your campervan to get a better view of the ships and cruises sailing on the St. Lawrence Seaway. Despite being one of the oldest state parks in New York, Kring Point State Park is clean and well maintained.
Located six miles north of Alexandria Bay, off of Route 12, Kring Point State Park is easy to access by RV or trailer. Just two miles from the highway the road leading into the park is smooth. There are no driving restrictions for trailers in the campground. There are many parking lots spread within the park. Campers can park in their designated campsites while other overnight guests can park near the cabins.
This is the ideal place to spend a few nights for water-loving campers. Kring Point State Park features a pet-friendly campground with 100 sites suitable for tents, trailers, and RVs. Some sites are equipped with electric hookups while others are primitive sites. Campers can get great water views regardless of their campsites.
Most campsites can accommodate rigs 40 feet long while three campsites can accommodate a maximum RV or trailer length of 50 feet. Some campsites are designed as tents only. During the peak season, from the end of June to end of August, reservations are advisable. Also, electric sites fill up quickly so it is best to make an early reservation. Campsites can be reserved up to nine months in advance.
Amenities offered in the campground include grills, fire rings, water spigots, picnic tables, and flush toilets. There are many bathhouses with nice showers and bathrooms. A coin-operated washer and dryer are available. There is no sewer connection but trailers and RVs have access to a dump station near the campground exit. To maintain cleanliness the park’s staff regularly pick camper’s trash bags by their sites. A maximum camping stay of 14 nights is allowed. Pets are welcome, but must be on a leash.
Some designated campsites are available on first-come, first-served basis.
Water activities at Kring Point State Park are plentiful, including fishing at the river or at the bay. Known for its crystal clear waters, St. Lawrence River has an abundance of bass. Anglers are free to fish from the dock, the banks, or from a kayak. Interestingly, fishermen staying in campsites with water access can fish right from the back of the sites. Also, largemouth bass and northern pike are native to Goose Bay. Children can spend their entire day fishing from the kids’ dock. Additional fishing spots are available in Morgan Island.
Adorned with multiple docks both at Goose Bay and the St. Lawrence River, this park is boater friendly and popular with kayakers. Depending on the season and water levels, both beginner and expert paddlers can enjoy this thrilling activity. After parking your motorhome in the many parking slots near the bay and river banks you can hop on your boat for an adventure of a lifetime. For convenience, two boat launches are available.
Dotted with the most gorgeous nature trails hiking is a great activity which can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Given the small size of the park, hiking trails are limited. One of the most interesting trails is the hike to Morgan Island. So if you are camping in Kring Point State Park, then make sure you take the half-mile hike along the small bridge to this small but beautiful Island. Inside the Island, you can find restrooms, a dock, and a small pavilion. The huge rocks and hilly sections add to the beauty of the park. During winter guests can enjoy cross-country skiing.
Though a seasonal activity, hunting is a favorite activity for most of the park’s visitors. Waterfowl are the most common hunted game. Usually, hunting season starts on Columbus Day. A hunting permit is required.
Kring Point State Park features a small sandy beach surrounded by rocky cliffs on the St. Lawrence River that provides the perfect setting for a number of fun water activities. June to August signals the high season for water adventures. For swimmers, there are lifeguards patrolling the beach during this time. Campers, as well as day users, can access the beach.
Surrounded by fantastic views of the Goose Bay and St. Lawrence River, Kring Point State Park houses one of the most serene day use areas in New York. Located near the beach the picnic area is equipped with tables, pavilions, and benches. Guests can enjoy their picnic lunch as they listen to calm waves of the St. Lawrence River. Pets are not permitted in the picnic area. For families, there is a kid-friendly playground nearby.