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Lake Taghkanic State Park – Taconic Region Book Now

Rolling hills and lush forests at Lake Taghkanic State Park!

The Setting

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, 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.

The Facility

  • 60 campsites
  • 28 cabins
  • 3 Full Service Cottages
  • Beach
  • Boat Launch Sites
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Pavilions
  • Biking
  • Boat Rentals
  • Camper Recreation
  • Food
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Playground
  • Picnic Tables
  • Scenic Views
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing
  • X-Country Skiing
  • Showers
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tent-Trailer Sites
  • Picnic table/fire ring/some platforms on each site.

Park Features

Named in 2005 as one of the Top 100 Campgrounds in the nation.

There are three 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.

The park is open year round. Camping season opens in early May and runs through October.

Bow hunting for deer and turkey is permitted in season.

No pets allowed.

Camping Tips

Kayak/Canoe for Beginners Class
Bring your kayak or canoe to enjoy a quiet paddle on Lake Taghkanic with NYS Park environmental educator. Boating permit requirements are waived for this outing, and all participants must wear a personal flotation device. A perfect trip for beginners that starts at 1:00pm. Call 518-329-3993 to reserve space.


Lake Taghkanic State Park
1528 Route 82
 Ancram, NY 12502
Phone: (518) 851-3631

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