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Gilbert Lake State Park

Nestled in the foothills of the Catskill mountains, Gilbert Lake State Park allows for a variety of activities including 12 miles of inerconnected trails.

Gilbert Lake and three ponds are in a wooded, hilly area with access for boating, fising, and swimming. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and the use of snowmobiles. 

Playgrounds and a disc golf course, as well as boat rentals, cabins, and campsites can be found here.

Gilbert Lake State Park is also home to the new York State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. 

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Park is open year-round:

  • Dawn to dusk

(Note: Many places fill to capacity on busy, nice weather days, especially holiday weekends. Please call ahead or visit the official website to get the most up-to-date information before visiting.)


Vehicle Entrance Fee:

  • Cars: Thursday through Monday: $7
    • Tuesday and Wednesday: free
  • Non-Commercial Bus Fee: $35
  • Commercial Bus Fee: $75
  • Seasonal Bus Permit: $75 


  • Included in day use/vehicle entry fee

Boat Rentals:

  • Kayaks:
    • Single:  $10/hour
    • Double:  $15/hour
  • Row Boats:  $7/hour 


  • Campsites: 
    • $15-$27/night
      • *Additional $5/night for out-of-state patrons
  • Cabins: 
    • Daily rate is 1/4 the weekly charge
    • Cabins: $406 - $540/week
      • Additional $28/week for Non-NYS resident patrons
      • Additional $7/day for Non-NYS resident patrons

Shelter Rentals:

  • Beach Shelter (capacity 40):
    • Weekdays:  $100
    • Weekend/Holidays:  $150
  • Briggs Shelter and Kitchen (capacity 60):
    • Weekdays:  $150
    • Weekends/Holidays:  $250
  • Large Shelter (capacity 200):
    • Weekdays:  $150
    • Weekends/Holidays:  $250


  • Biking
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Cross-Country Skiing


Last updated: March 15, 2021