Lake Taghkanic State Park

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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.

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Lake Taghkanic State Park Brochure

Don't miss these popular destinations and attractions within or near the park

Must See!
Cabin #157-8, 167 and 171 for top-notch camping accomodations.
  • Boat Shop-rent boats, paddleboats and/or kayaks
  • Playground-brand new playground area overlooking the lake!
  • Snack/Souvenir Shop-great summer fare for hungry swimmers!  Select merchandise for sale.


Current Water Quality - Beach Results


No Pets Allowed

1528 Route 82
Ancram, NY 12502
Phone: (518) 851-3631
Fax: (518) 851-3633
Taconic Region
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