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Lake Taghkanic State Park
Copyright: - New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Lake Taghkanic State Park
Description - 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. A campground, cabin and cottage, two beaches, fishing lake, picnic area, boat launching facilities and winter sports are offered.

Attractions - 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, a cabin and cottage, two beaches, picnic grounds and a boat launch. In addition, the park has multi-use trails open year-round. Winter sports are enjoyed weather permitting.

Recreation - Lake Taghkanic State Park offers cabins, campsites, picnic area, fishing lake, hunting grounds, boat launch facilities, showers, playground, hiking trails, bike paths, boat rental, swimming beaches, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and ice fishing. 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.

Climate - The Lake Taghkanic area has a varied climate with average January temperatures ranging from above 22 degrees down to 18 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt.

Location - Located 15-20 miles east of the Hudson River, Lake Taghkanic State Park may be accessed from SR 82 and the Taconic State Parkway.


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Filed By: M.S. Beltran
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I have been camping at Lake Taghkanic many times over the years with my family, in cabins and at tent sites, in Summer, Spring and Fall, and have never been disappointed. It is a comfortable drive from NYC. The scenery is breath taking. The cabins are comfortable and convenient, yet retain their rustic charm. Very early or very late in the season, you practically have the campgrounds to yourself. The rangers are always friendly and helpful.

Filed By: becca (poughkeepsie, ny)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: the lake taghkanic was cool, i wish that my kids were allowed to wear their water wings but i guess that the park does not allow any flotation devices in the swimming areas. i like that there is plenty of parking and a playground area for kids also i like the boat rental thats cool too! oh yeah the snack bar there is nice too, there is a wide selection of food, yum! bring sun block a few towels, a change of clothes and a blanket!!! have fun!!!!


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Contact Information:
Lake Taghkanic State Park, 1528 Route 82 , Ancram, NY, 12502, Phone: 518-851-3631, Fax: 518-851-3633

Additional Information:
New York Lakes and Rivers -
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.
Taconic / Hudson Valley Travel Region - The Taconic / Hudson Valley Travel Region is truly a New York treasurer. The area offers graceful mountains, the beautiful Hudson River, palatial estates, quaint historic villages, magnificent gardens and lush vineyards.

Links:
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation - Official agency Website

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