Lake Taghkanic State Park
Lake Taghkanic State Park, nestled next to Lake Taghkanic in the rolling hills and lush forests of Columbia County, offers a wonderful variety of recreational activities. The park has tent and trailer campsites and cabin and cottage camping facilities. Large trucks, RVs and campers can enter from the Route 82 entrance. It also features two beaches, picnic areas, boat launch sites, rowboat, paddleboat and kayak rentals, playgrounds, sports playing fields, a rentable pavilion, and newly renovated recreation hall and showers. In addition, the park has hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, hunting, cross-country ski and snowmobile trails. Ice skating and ice fishing are permitted when conditions are appropriate. Please call the park office at (518) 851-3631 to check ice thickness.
There are four Vacation Rental Cottages that have the amenities of home. The units are outfitted with a bathroom with toilet and shower, a kitchen with hot and cold running water, refrigerator, stove, microwave, cooking and eating utensils, enclosed/screened-in back porch facing the water, a picnic table and fire ring. Lake Taghkanic accepts Camping Gift Cards from Reserve America. The Camping and Cabins Information & Rates brochure provides prices and locations on campgrounds, cabins and cottages as well as how to reserve on Reserve America.
Great place to take the family and relax, you can rent a boat, go fishing and swimming. Great for a family barbecue. They have a concession stand too.
Large clean lake and beach. Concession stand, showers, playground, boat rental, and walking trails. Everything you need for a fun beach day!
My wife, daughter, and I had a wonderful time at this park. The beach is beautiful and was not at all crowded, particularly during the week. We stayed in one of the cabins, and it was clean and well-maintained. The showers were great, too - hot water, and the staff checked them three times a day. I found every staff member I interacted with to be friendly, enthusiastic, and positive. It was a great trip!
The hiking trails are larger and more fun than you would think. There is a lot of different foliage and scenery. It's a long walk and one you get a third of the way around you realize that you have to walk the full 5 miles. You then look into your pocket and reach for your cell phone just to make sure you have service just in case you wanna be helicoptered back to your car. Fortunately the trails are poorly marked which makes for a fun day of arguing with your spouse about which way to go to get back to the car before we die of thirst. Plan it like a Nascar driver. Always turn left. Our right if you go the other way. Itf you do get lost though is better for the world cause you aren't smart enough to breathe my air
Great place to camp only complaint campers stay up late making to much noise