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LAKE TAGHKANIC STATE PARK, NY
DescriptionLake 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, two beaches, picnic grounds and a boat launch. In addition, the park has hiking, biking, cross-country ski and snowmobile trails. Ice skating and ice fishing are permitted when conditions are appropriate. Environmental education programs are offered year round.
Lake Taghkanic State Park is located in Columbia County, right off of the Taconic State Parkway, 11 miles southeast of Hudson.
Endless winter and summer activity options await park visitors, from lounging on the beach, biking, boating, fishing, hiking, and hunting in the warm months, to wintertime ice fishing, ice skating, sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Amazing scenic views throughout the park.
The park features two beaches, boat launch sites, rowboat, paddleboat and kayak rentals, cabins, campsites, picnic areas, playgrounds, playing fields, pavilion, recreation hall and showers. Four vacation rental cottages offer the amenities of home.
Taconic State Park's Copake Falls Area, Olana State Historic Site, and Clermont State Historic Site are nearby.
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Alerts and Important InformationThe West Beach and Bathhouse is scheduled to be open weekends only from Memorial Day weekend through the end of June, then daily through Labor Day weekend. The East Beach and Bathhouse is scheduled to be closed all season. Please check back here or contact the park directly for further updates and details.
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Each year the campground makes every effort to provide safe swimming opportunities by testing the water and by keeping the swimming areas staffed with lifeguards. Please be aware that if the safety of our swimmers is compromised, due to lack of lifeguard coverage or water quality issues, swimming will be prohibited and therefore cannot be a guaranteed activity. We apologize for this inconvenience as it may occur with little advance notice.
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PETS: Pets are allowed in the campground with proof of vaccination shots, and they are restricted to the East End Camp 1 and East End Camp 2 loops, parking lots and hiking trails only. No more than 2 pets per campsite. NO pets allowed in cabin and cottages.
To insure fairness for all NY customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 9-month Maximum Window can not be changed or cancelled until 18 days after the reservation was made.
Peak season: A person may be the primary site occupant for 14 total days of camping within a 16 day period. S/he must leave the park for 48 hours once they have stayed the maximum number of days allowed before beginning a new reservation.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
The park is located 11 miles southeast of Hudson in the town of Gallatin, NY. Passenger cars can access the park from the the Taconic State Parkway, one mile south of the Route 82 Hudson/Ancram exit. Visitors can also access the park from State Route 82, approximately two miles south of the hamlet of West Taghkanic. Large trucks, RV's and campers can enter the park from the State Route 82 entrance. 518-851-3631
Mailing Address:LAKE TAGHKANIC STATE PARK
1528 State Route 82
ANCRAM NY 12502-9731
Phone Number:Project Office:(518)851-3631
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