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Lake Taghkanic State Park
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1528 Route 82
Ancram, New York   12502

Phone: 518-851-3631
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.
There are three Vaction 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.
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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 15 Great walking trails
Best time to visit the part is prior to it officially opening on Memorial Day. Love the fitness trails and the snowmobile trails to walk on. Gorgeous and quiet. After Memorial Day, the West Beach is a zoo.
July 14 swimming by Norman
We are local residents and like to go to lake taghkanic to cool off and swim laps. It has been very difficult to swim as the swim area is so shallow children can stand at the deepest point where they play and splash as children do. We think if is fine for them and would like to see a swim lane marked out with ropes so we and others could swim. Also it is a shame when some children stand in front of the lifeguard stand and throw stones. This happens regularly without the lifeguard saying anything.
June 20 A great day at the lake except..... by Laroccia
We had a great Father's Day at the lake, only one problem, there were a group of people using drugs at the next picnic table. We called the park ranger and they said they were going to take care of it.
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