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Thompson's Lake

Please Note (6/18/2020): New York State Parks are in the process of reopening, and not all of the facilities are open to the public. Currently, trails and the beach are open, but the park office and nature center are closed. Visit the State Parks website or contact the park with questions.

Enjoy a day of fun at Thompson's Lake State Park! From camping to swimming to skiing, you can do it all at this New York State park just a quick drive from Albany.

three tents set up in the woods

Located four miles from the Helderberg Encampment and 18 miles southwest of Albany, Thompson's Lake offers a sandy beach, 140 wooded campsites, open fields, and lots of recreational fun.

Things to Enjoy

  • Nature Trails
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Horseshoes
  • Boat Access*
  • Boat Rentals
  • Camping (Tent and Trailer Sites)
  • Showers
  • Dumping Station
  • Recreational Programs
  • Playground
  • Playing Fields
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Sandy Beach for Swimming

* Launch is carry in only

Winter Fun

  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Ice Fishing

Contact Information

Contact: 518.872.1674

Reservations: 800.456.2267

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