Situated in the lush forests and rolling hills of Columbia County, Lake Taghkanic State Park includes the entire Lake Taghkanic area. With lots to see and do, Lake Taghkanic is the ideal destination for campers and those that want to get away from the hustle and bustle of New York State. In addition to camping in Lake Taghkanic State Park, there are also trailer campsites as well as cabins and cottages so that you can get the just-right experience as you soak up all that Mother Nature has to offer.
Featuring a swimming beach, plenty of picnic areas and lots to do on the water such as kayak, paddleboat and rowboat rentals, there's always something interesting at Lake Taghkanic State Park. In addition to a recreation hall, playgrounds and sports fields, there's also access to bathrooms and showers nearby so that you can always get cleaned up even if you're camping in Lake Taghkanic State Park.
Elsewhere in the park, you'll find plenty to do such as hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, hunting and even cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter months. Furthermore, when the temperature drops, you can also go ice skating and ice fishing, though you might have to check conditions and ice thickness with the park office before you head out.
In Lake Taghkanic State Park campsites, there's always something to see or do. There's the boat shop, where you can rent boats, paddleboats and kayaks, as well as receive helpful instruction that you'll need for your time out on the water. Then there's also the various playgrounds and communal areas that are situated across both sides of the lake.
If you get hungry, you don't have to return to your tent to fire up a meal -- you can buy snacks and other foods at the snack shop, and the campground store has camping supplies if you run out of firewood, ice or another much-needed item. If you have a car with you, the best part is that you can easily drive to other nearby state parks such as Taconic State Park, the Olana State Historic Site and the Clermont State Historic Site.