NYPA Press Release

NYPA Hawkins Point Visitors Center Announces Summer Hours

For Immediate Release: 05/31/19

Contact:  Karen White | Karen.white@nypa.gov | (315) 764-6863

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch are now operating on extended summer hours. 

During the summer season, the admission-free visitors center, part of NYPA’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Please note that due to parking lot rehabilitation work, access to the boat launch may be limited next week.

The visitors center offers many hands-on exhibits on electricity, energy, the environment and area history. While visiting, you can hop aboard a bicycle generator and turn pedal power into electricity or have a hair-raising experience with static electricity using the Van de Graaff generator.

An audio-visual terrain map charts the course of the mighty St. Lawrence River from Ogdensburg to Massena. Visitors can also enjoy panoramic views of the project’s power dam. A community room is also available for public use.

Last year, NYPA welcomed more than 28,000 visitors to the Hawkins Point facility. Come and enjoy the fun this summer.

For more information, or to book a tour, call 315-764-0226, extension 7166302

About NYPA:

NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. NYPA uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. For more information visit www.nypa.gov and follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, FacebookInstagramTUMBLR, and LinkedIn.