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Lake Taghkanic State Park, Ancram

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
• 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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  • I really love this place. I take my children here often to cook out, play on the play ground, swim and fish. We also camp here several times during the summer as my family loves to go camping. The cam...  read more »
  • This is a beautiful, hilly park on a beautiful lake with a nice swimming beach and concession stand. A wonderful place to spend time swimming, camping, sunning, rowing and the like. In addition to the...  read more »
  • Just got back from three nights camping here. We checked in on a Thursday afternoon and the check-in process was a breeze. They had our paperwork sitting on the desk ready to go. You simply sign the c...  read more »
  • Wonderful place for a vacation. Beautiful cottages to rent with porches overlooking the lake, fire pits for late night s'mores and full kitchens. Loved the kayaking and great concession stand with a good salad. The park has an incredible view of the stars at night and is a quick drive from NYC. Great escape into nature!
  • Best lake around..clean and nice. Playground close by. Not overly crowded and alot of lifeguards so you feel safe. Nice sand and water. We've gone multiple times this year and will continue to go and recommend to people.. definitely worth the drive for me.
  • Been going to Lake Taghkanic for almost 40 years. Love the the lake the fishing and the quiet. Have camped up there a couple of times and loved it. Was here last year camping with 4 of 5 grand kids. This year my wife and I are bringing the 3 year old too. Can't wait.
  • Amazing park!! The park, the trails, the water and fishing and camping are all amazing. I won't be able to describe how great this place is in words. The water is always warm and clear. Every bass and pickerel I catch out of this lake are usually large to huge. Since motors aren't allowed on the lake, I used a really nice bass to pull me around. My favorite park of all the parks I've been to.
  • It is a beautiful park and I really hope everyone helps to keep the beauty intact. It was heart wrenching to see people emptying up the oil tank from their portable grills or just merely washing the grills in the lake all around us as we were there on July 3rd for a BBQ. It is not that difficult to refrain from such acts. You decide what you are leaving for your children - a dead swamp or a natural landmark!
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