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Jacques Cartier State Park is named for the French navigator, Jacques Cartier. He, along with other adventurers, was sent in 1534 to search for a passage to Asia as well as to find gold. Though the primary goal failed, his maps of the St. Lawrence River, as well as observations of the local Native American tribes, allowed France to stake a claim on what would later become Canada. France would later send colonies to establish settlements in Quebec, Canada.

Today, the closest town to Jacques Cartier State Park, is Morristown, NY, which has a small convenience store and a couple of restaurants. It is about four miles to the east. For more variety in retail shopping, restaurants, and a health center with emergency services, Ogdensburg, is just under 15 miles northeast.

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Getting Outdoors

Though Jacques Cartier State Park is on the smaller side, clocking in at around 460 acres, the opportunities for outdoor recreational fun are endless. Spend the day watching boats sail by, powered by the never-ending winds. A small boat launch invites people to embark on St. Lawrence River for sailing and boating fun. Engage in spontaneous games of races, zipping up and down the length of the river, or water-ski. A small hook in the coastline creates a sheltered, calm cove, popular for swimming and fishing.

Fishing on St. Lawrence River is said to be exceptional. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of warm-water species, including but not limited to smallmouth and largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, and bullhead. The flow of the water is somewhat slow, and the river frequently freezes over in winter. Fishermen can find yellow perch, northern pikes, and some panfish in protected coves and bays.

A few miles of trails wind and weave through the dense woods that blanket Jacques Cartier State Park. When snow covers the region, these trails are open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, though they are infrequently groomed. In autumns, hunters may take to the woods or the river banks to hunt deer and waterfowl, provided that they obtain the necessary permits.

There are a handful of neighboring state parks and forests in which hikers and adventurers can find even more recreational fun. Lonesome Bay State Forest is a hidden gem of unmaintained wilderness. It is one of the few parks in New York that allows hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders to “bushwhack” because there are no maintained trails. Trailblazing and orienteering are vital skills in this park.

Camping at Jacques Cartier State Park

Rent a travel trailer and camp at Jacques Cartier State Park. Watch the sunset over St. Lawrence River. Listen to the sound of water lapping at the shore as twinkling stars appear in the night sky. Jacques Cartier State Park RV campground has over 80 sites, many of which have electric hookups. Though there are no water and sewer hookups, there is a dump station available. The restrooms, which have showers, are a short walk from most sites. Nearly all of the RV sites have an excellent view of the river. Cinching the quintessential RV camping experience is a fire pit at each site. Roast s’mores over a campfire for a delicious snack.

There are a handful of other options in the area that may be good candidates. Back Bay Campground near Hammond, offers boat rentals, planned activities, a swimming pool, and two laundry facilities. A majority of the RV sites have full hookups, too.

Exploring the Area

Hop into a rental motorhome and join the other travelers on the scenic byway that follows the contours of St. Laurence River and Lake Ontario. Along the way, enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the waterways and centuries-old lighthouses strung along the coast like pearls on a necklace. Gape at Singer Castle, located on an island near Chippewa Bay, NY, which is a unique blend of gothic, Scottish, and Spanish architecture. The grand-yet-quirky home is full of secret tunnels, hidden nooks and crannies, and long-lost rooms. Heads-up: the castle is accessible only by water taxis or shuttle boats. All vehicles must be parked in the town.

In spite of harsh winters that plague northern New York, grapevines thrive well. There are several quaint wineries along the coast of Lake Ontario. Just outside Alexandria Bay is Thousand Islands Winery, which is sold across the state. The award-winning wine producer’s tasting room is open to visitors, though joining a tour is well worth the time. Several structures on the property are historic, reminiscent of castles found in Ireland and Scotland.

After a long day of exploring and fun on the water, retire to a rental Airstream and enjoy listening to crackling campfires and frogs croaking.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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