Lake Taghkanic State Park, Ancram

#118 of 149 in Nature in New York State
• Boat Shop - rent boats, paddleboats and/or kayaks

• Playground - brand new playground area overlooking the lake!

• Snack/Souvenir Shop - great summer fare for hungry swimmers! Select merchandise for sale.
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  • You pay a fee to park your car for the day ($8) which is a good price. We arrived around 10:00AM and got a great spot under a beautiful shade steps from the lake. They have tables and grills available...  more »
  • This park is nice and clean. The lake is always beautiful and they always have plenty of staff (lifeguards/park rangers) to ensure it's safe for the kids. The beach area for swimming is roped off and ...  more »
  • We took 3 generations of family here. Well-structured beach area with guards. Canoes, kayaks, and rowboats were easy to rent - though for cash only. AND, we had to place $40/boat for deposit - $120! T...  more »
  • Great place to take the family and relax, you can rent a boat, go fishing and swimming. Great for a family barbecue. They have a concession stand too.
  • Large clean lake and beach. Concession stand, showers, playground, boat rental, and walking trails. Everything you need for a fun beach day!
  • My wife, daughter, and I had a wonderful time at this park. The beach is beautiful and was not at all crowded, particularly during the week. We stayed in one of the cabins, and it was clean and well-maintained. The showers were great, too - hot water, and the staff checked them three times a day. I found every staff member I interacted with to be friendly, enthusiastic, and positive. It was a great trip!
  • The hiking trails are larger and more fun than you would think. There is a lot of different foliage and scenery. It's a long walk and one you get a third of the way around you realize that you have to walk the full 5 miles. You then look into your pocket and reach for your cell phone just to make sure you have service just in case you wanna be helicoptered back to your car. Fortunately the trails are poorly marked which makes for a fun day of arguing with your spouse about which way to go to get back to the car before we die of thirst. Plan it like a Nascar driver. Always turn left. Our right if you go the other way. Itf you do get lost though is better for the world cause you aren't smart enough to breathe my air
  • Love ❤️ this place being going for over 20 years ! Now bring my kiddos they love it too!

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