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Thompson's Lake State Park
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Thompson's Lake State Park
Description - Thompson's Lake State Park is located just four miles from one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world, Helderberg Escarpment. The park offers both overnight and day use amenities. Nestled in a forest of mixed hardwoods this quiet and relaxing park offers a sandy beach, recreation programs, winter sporting opportunities and more.

Attractions - Thompson's Lake State Park, nestled in the mountains just four miles from the Helderberg Escarpment, is a popular camping ground and recreation area. In addition to 140 wooded campsites, the park comprises a sandy beach, mixed hardwood and conifer forests, limestone outcroppings and open fields. Recreational opportunities include a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, a playing field, carry-in boat access, rental row boats, 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.

Recreation - Thompson's Lake State Park offers the visitor a beach, a boat launch site, boat rental, hiking and cross-country trails, a nature trail, picnic area, a children's playground, play fields, showers, tent and RV sites, recreation programs, fishing opportunities that include ice fishing.

Climate - The Thompson's Lake area has a varied climate with average January temperatures ranging from 14 to 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. A slender parcel along the eastern state line receive the heaviest precipitation.

Location - Thompson's Lake State Park is located 18 miles southwest of Albany along SR 157. A map is available above on this page.

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Thompson's Lake State Park, 68 Thompson's Lake Road , East Berne, NY, 12059, Phone: 518-872-1674, Fax: 518-872-9133

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New York Lakes and Rivers -
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.
Saratoga / Capital District Travel Region - The Saratoga Capital District Travel Region is home to New York's historic capital, a 300 year old Dutch village.

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