St. Lawrence Visitors Center Hours

St. Lawrence Visitors Center Hours


For Immediate Release: 05/26/15

Karen White | | (315) 764-6863

MASSENA— The New York Power Authority’s Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch is now operating on its expanded summer schedule.

The admission-free visitors center, part of the NYPA’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The visitors center offers many hands-on exhibits on energy, electricity, history and the environment. Visitors can hop on 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 audiovisual terrain map charts the course of the mighty St. Lawrence River from Ogdensburg to Massena. A community room is also available for public use. Visitors can also enjoy panoramic views of the project’s power dam from Hawkins Point.

Last year, NYPA welcomed more than 25,000 visitors to the Hawkins Point facility. The visitors center will again host its “Beat the Heat” summer campaign with a full day of free movies every Tuesday from July 7 through August 25. Family-friendly films will be shown at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. in the auditorium.

In addition, throughout the year, NYPA offers Friday matinees at 1:30 p.m. featuring contemporary and classic films. These events are free.

Movie schedules and information on other visitors center events can be found at For more information or to book a tour, please call 315-764-0226 ext 302.

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. Follow @NYPAenergy on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, WordPress, YouTube, and LinkedIn.