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Nice NYS Campground

Camped here while on vacation to visit Cooperstown. It's about a 1/2 hour drive to Cooperstown... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Mechanicville, New York
A Little Slice of the Bucolic

Gilbert Lake is a great place for a quick respite or to spend the day. With a lake, picnic areas... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Mel S
Oneonta, New York
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25 Jul 2018
“Nice NYS Campground”
18 Jan 2017
“A Little Slice of the Bucolic”
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18 CCC Rd, Laurens, NY 13796-1206
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

Camped here while on vacation to visit Cooperstown. It's about a 1/2 hour drive to Cooperstown from here. We stayed 3 nights and this option is much cheaper than any private campgrounds or hotels. Our grandsons loved all the places to play baseball while we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Rich-Gail
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Gilbert Lake is a great place for a quick respite or to spend the day. With a lake, picnic areas and hiking trails, it is peaceful and beautiful, clean and friendly. I hope to join the charity trail ride with my horse this year!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Mel S
Reviewed 3 November 2016

A wonderful state park on the northern edge of the Town of Laurens. Picnic areas, lake with swimming beach, boats for rent. Stone cottages built by Civilian Conservation Corps participants during the Great Depression. Open year round, cross country skiing when there is sufficient snow.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Tom P
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great camping, canoeing, we had a wonderful family reunion! The swimming facilities were easy for both old and young parking could be too far from swimming for some of us but they have a great unloading and loading spot! Also the park management were extremely...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Suzanne R
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Gilbert Lake State park is a relaxing family venue. Beautiful lake for swimming. Nice picnic facilities compete with pavilions, grills and even horseshoe pits. reasonably priced for a NYS State Park. Frisbee Golf course!

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank coachjakes12
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Bring your camera and walking shoes. You can stay for a day at the beach or like us, every year we rent a cabin, lots of trails & great swimming all for under $500 per week!! There are many camp & mobile sites to choose...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank H9683Hcarolm
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Great place for a party at the pavilion, clean, had all we needed, lots of benches, kids fished, great day

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank floschaefer1952
Reviewed 30 March 2016

This is a hidden gem. Very clean grounds, nice trials, with a large lake and a few ponds in the woods.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank John G
Reviewed 22 October 2015

This is a beautiful state park with multiple activities available to those who visit. There are many miles of well maintained and varied hiking trails. Each of the trails have interesting features that are very much worth checking out. My personal favorite is the Ice...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Julie D
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is a state park with an interesting history. There are camping sites and old cabins. They are very old and a bit expensive. Over $120.00 per night. If you want to camp a step above using a tent and money doesn't matter, this place...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Marty D
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4 November 2015|
Response from Julie D | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I just checked the OPT schedule and there are currently no routes that go to Gilbert Lake State Park. My best advice is to gather up a few friends and chip in for gas money for someone to drive. It's about 12 miles... More