Plattsburgh City Beach

Just minutes from downtown Plattsburgh on the shores of Lake Champlain, the Plattsburgh City Beach is one of the largest freshwater beaches in America and boasts beautiful views of Lake Champlain and the majestic Green Mountains of Vermont.  The park features access to over a mile and a quarter of sandy beach, a dedicated swimming area, picnic tables and outdoor grills, a concession stand, kayak rentals, restrooms with showers and a nature trail.

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Latitude: 44.721345 Longitude: -73.435963 Elevation: 103 ft
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Season And Hours Open

The Plattsburgh City Beach opens in late June and closes in September.

Gates open at 11:00 am to 7 pm daily, weather permitting

Lifeguard Duty Hours

11:00 am to 7 pm daily



ADA Accessible


Tours Are Offered


Site is Child-friendly


Site is Pet-friendly



This site isn't pet friendly anymore

Richard Gagne, 7/17/2013

Thank you for your update.

Editor, 7/19/2013

I would like to know why my dog can't play in the water on a leash down where the sign says no swimming.She likes to walk in the shallow end. Since there is no swimming of adults or children i don't see what it hurts to let pets wade in that area.She doesn't poop or pee in the water unlike children and adults.You allow babies with diapers and swim pants which at times are urine soaked and feces filled.Thats unhealthy.In reality my dog is cleaner than most humans.The lifeguard told me to take my dog down behind the houses past the campsites.Wow i'm sure homeowners want me trespassing with my dog on their water right away.Why can't you add a pet friendly area since they allow the pets at the campsites they want to go in the water on hot days too.

Laurie Roussell Mitchell, 7/11/2017

Hi Laurie, I am afraid that is something you would have to take up with City Parks Department or the City Council.

Drew - Lakes to Locks Passage, 10/12/2017

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