Gilbert Lake State Park, Laurens

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#119 of 149 in Nature in New York State
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  • Gilbert Lake is a great place for a quick respite or to spend the day. With a lake, picnic areas and hiking trails, it is peaceful and beautiful, clean and friendly. I hope to join the charity trail r...  more »
  • A wonderful state park on the northern edge of the Town of Laurens. Picnic areas, lake with swimming beach, boats for rent. Stone cottages built by Civilian Conservation Corps participants during the ...  more »
  • Great camping, canoeing, we had a wonderful family reunion! The swimming facilities were easy for both old and young parking could be too far from swimming for some of us but they have a great unloadi...  more »
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  • My favorite place to camp locally. Nice beach area, nice trails, friendly staff and comfortable camping lots.
  • Great place to get away from the crowds around Cooperstown. Close enough to make a day trip there as well. Friendly, helpful staff. Firewood is usually dry and bundles are sized well for the price. Beach is nice and has lots of facilities for cooking out as well as a small playground for the kids, changing rooms, and a store. Beach parking is up a decent sized hill but there is a drop-off/pick-up location at the bottom.
  • Nice, large State Park with plenty of tent and RV camping spots. The waterfront swimming area and ample trails will keep the family occupied for a weekend getaway. The park offers clean and convenient washrooms nearby to the camping sites as well for those that want to "rough it" a little bit less.
  • We can here at least once a year. The kids love to ride their bikes around the hill top loop.
  • The lake is often cold but there is a large swimming area that includes a floating dock for diving. Concession stand has much of what you might need for a picnic day at the beach. Many grills, disabled parking lot, small Civilian Conservation Corps museum, boat rental, and fishing areas. The trail system is amazing and beautiful.

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