Lake Taghkanic State Park

1528 Route 82

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.


Fly Fishing (Accessible)
Ice Fishing
Ice Skating
Snowshoeing Trails
X-Country Skiing


Boat Launches (Accessible)
Boat Rentals (Accessible)
Cabins (Accessible)
Camper Assistance Program (Accessible)
Camper Recreation (Accessible)
Campsites (Accessible)
Cottages (Accessible)
Food (Accessible)
Grills (Accessible)
Pavilions (Accessible)
Picnic Tables (Accessible)
Playgrounds (Accessible)
Playing Fields (Accessible)
Scenic Views
Showers (Accessible)
Swimming Beach (Accessible)
Tent/Trailer Sites (Accessible)


Hunting is permitted in the park by means of bow and arrow only. No firearms are allowed. Park permit is required.