Lake Taghkanic State Park, nestled next to Lake Taghkanic in the rolling hills and lush forests of Columbia County, offers a wonderful variety of recreational activities. The park has tent and trailer campsites and cabin and cottage lodging facilities. Large trucks, RVs and campers can enter from the Route 82 entrance. The park also features a swimming beach, picnic areas, boat launch sites, rowboat, paddle-boat and kayak rentals, playgrounds, sports playing fields, a rent-able pavilion, as well as a recreation hall and showers. In addition, the park has hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, hunting, cross-country ski and snowmobile trails. When we arrived at the lake being that most people were heading to the first main beach area we decided to go on the opposite side of the beach, which we find a secluded beautiful lake and many grills for cooking and pits for roasting marshmallows. perfect for setting a tent up for the crew.