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THOMPSONS LAKE CAMPGROUND at Thacher State Park, NY
DescriptionThompson's Lake Campground at Thacher State Park, is a popular campground and recreation area. The park is situated along the Helderberg Escarpment and provides a marvelous panaroma of the Hudson-Mohawk Valley and the Adirondack and Green Mountains.
In addition to its wooded campsites, the campground features a sandy beach, mixed hardwood and conifer forests, limestone outcroppings, and open fields. Recreational opportunities include a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, a playing field, swing sets, carry-in boat access, rental rowboats, fishing areas, and nature trails. Interpretive and recreational programs are offered for campers throughout the summer. During the winter, visitors can cross-country ski and ice fish.
Thompson's Lake Campground is located 18 miles southwest of Albany.
Beach swimming, boating, fishing (and wintertime ice fishing) park-organized recreation activities are the campground's major activities. There are over 25 additional miles of trails for summer hiking and mountain biking, and winter cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and snowmobiling.
The Emma Treadwell Thacher Center is located in the park and is accessible to campers. The center offers exhibits, interactive displays, trails for hiking and skiing, and educational programs.
Boat launch sites, boat rentals, campsites, dumping stations, a nature trail, a playground, playing fields, and showers are among the amenities available.
Nearby attractions include Max V. Shaul State Park, Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Crailo State Historic Site, and Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center.
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Alerts and Important Information**Campground Improvements** All Comfort stations and shower buildings have been completely reconstructed for this campground.
Each year the campground makes every effort to provide safe swimming opportunities by testing the water and by keeping the swimming areas staffed with lifeguards. Please be aware that if the safety of our swimmers is compromised, due to lack of lifeguard coverage or water quality issues, swimming will be prohibited and therefore cannot be a guaranteed activity. We apologize for this inconvenience as it may occur with little advance notice. Swimming beach is open weekends only from Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through the 4th Sunday in June. After that, the swimming beach is open Thursday through Monday until Labor Day; closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
To insure fairness for all NY customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 9-month Maximum Window can not be changed or cancelled until 18 days after the reservation was made.
Peak season: A person may be the primary site occupant for 14 total days of camping within a 16 day period. S/he must leave the park for 48 hours once they have stayed the maximum number of days allowed before beginning a new reservation.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
The park is located on Route 157, 18 miles southwest of Albany. 518-872-1674
Mailing Address:THOMPSONS LAKE CAMPGROUND at Thacher State Park
68 THOMPSON'S LAKE RD
EAST BERNE NY 12059
Phone Number:Information: (518)872-1674