Gilbert Lake State Park
Oneonta, NY

About Gilbert Lake State Park

Lake Side Rating
  • Campground Sign

  • Beach Area

  • Beach Area

  • Beach Area

  • Playground in Hilltop Area

  • Site 57 in Hilltop Area

  • Site 41 in Hilltop Area

  • View of Hilltop Area from back of Site 22

  • Site 21 in Hilltop Area

  • Site 81 in Deer Run

  • Site 128 in Deer Run

  • View Down Road From Campsite 102 (Deer Run)

Gilbert Lake State Park's lake and three ponds lie in wooded, hilly terrain in the foothills of the Catskills, just north of Oneonta. In addition to cabins and campsites, the park has more than 12 miles of interconnecting trails for hikers, playgrounds and a disc golf course, as well as swimming, boating, and fishing are also featured.

Gilbert Lake has 135 campsites located in two areas around the lake, Hilltop and Deer Run. 56 sites located in both Hilltop and Deer Run have electric.

There are no sites on or near the water.

The campgrounds main water feature is a smaller pond with a decent size beach area.

Gilbert Lake Quick Peek 

Overview
  1. 135 campsites, all are reservable., none are on or near the water
  2. 56 sites have electric
  3. great for swimming, fishing and hiking
  4. most sites are suitable for trailers, 95 sites will handle a 30ft trailer, 68 sites will handle a 40 ft trailer
  5. campgrounded is in a wooded area, mostly tail pines offering a good mix of sun and shade without any dense underbrush
Campground Feature Summary
    Small lake. Small sandy beach. Easy access sites. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Large flat sites not directly by the water. Fairly open sites with partial shade. Mainly level sites. Many sloped sites. Fairly shaded sites. Partially shady sites. Semi-wooded. Away from the crowds. Semi-private sites. Good paddling options.

Camping Fees

$15/night non-electric, add $6 for electric sites
Out of state patrons surcharge $5/night

Camping Season Dates

Fri May 13, 2016 thru Sun Oct 9, 2016
Fri May 12, 2017 thru Sun Oct 8, 2017

Campgrounds Within a 60 Minute Drive

Glimmerglass: 26.0 miles, 42 min
Bowman Lake: 34.4 miles, 54 min

Campgrounds Similar to Gilbert Lake and What They Have in Common
(A current work in progress, streamlining ahead)

Fish Creek (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 37 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Large RV friendly sites.
Rollins Pond (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 46 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Large RV friendly sites.
Watkins Glen (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 31 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites.
Letchworth (Western New York), 3 hours 28 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites.
Eighth Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 23 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Away from the crowds.
Lewey Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 25 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Away from the crowds.
Buck Pond (Adirondack Park), 4 hours 9 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Fair Haven Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 27 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options.
Wellesley Island (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 7 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites.
Lake Durant (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 48 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Away from the crowds.
Meacham Lake (Adirondack Park), 4 hours 10 mins : Small lake. Large RV friendly sites. Away from the crowds.
Limekiln Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 21 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Cranberry Lake (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 17 mins : Small sandy beach. Away from the crowds.
Northampton Beach (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 54 mins : Large RV friendly sites.
Caroga Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 34 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Away from the crowds.
Moffitt Beach (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 11 mins : Small lake.
Verona Beach (Central New York), 1 hour 31 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites.
Nicks Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 1 min : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Good paddling options.
Delta Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 26 mins : Small lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites.
Lake Eaton (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 2 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Away from the crowds.
Lake Harris (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 16 mins : Small lake. Away from the crowds.
Higley Flow (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 35 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Away from the crowds.
Coles Creek (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 55 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options.
Kring Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 12 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options.
Southwick Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 31 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options.
Jacques Cartier (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 21 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites.
Taylor Pond (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 46 mins : Small lake. Away from the crowds.
Wilmington Notch (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 32 mins : Away from the crowds.
Westcott Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 39 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options.
Hamlin Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 25 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites.
Brown Tract Pond (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 26 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Away from the crowds.
Golden Beach (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 33 mins : Away from the crowds.
Selkirk Shores (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 16 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options.
Robert Moses (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 4 hours 10 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options.
Ausable Point (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 38 mins : Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options.
Cedar Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 4 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options.
Point Comfort (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 56 mins : Small sandy beach.
Keuka Lake (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 3 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites.
Sampson (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 39 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites.
Lakeside Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 43 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites.
Cayuga Lake (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 28 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options.
Little Sand Point (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 59 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Away from the crowds.
Robert H Treman (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 5 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites.
Moreau Lake (Central New York), 2 hours 4 mins : Small lake. Good paddling options.
Glimmerglass (Central New York), 42 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites.
North South Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 1 hour 43 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Chenango Valley (Central New York), 1 hour 8 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Electric sites.
Taughannock Falls (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 12 mins : Electric sites.
Fillmore Glen (Finger Lakes), 1 hour 46 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Away from the crowds.
Bowman Lake (Central New York), 54 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Large RV friendly sites.
Mongaup Pond (Catskills / Taconic), 1 hour 52 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Large RV friendly sites.
Golden Hill (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 4 hours 0 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Away from the crowds.
Grass Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 2 mins : Small sandy beach. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options.
Lincoln Pond (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 14 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Away from the crowds.
Long Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 14 mins : Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Away from the crowds. Good paddling options.
Keewaydin (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 4 mins : Good paddling options.
Thompsons Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 1 hour 26 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Good paddling options.
Crown Point (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 21 mins : Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options.
Schodack Island (Catskills / Taconic), 1 hour 47 mins : Small lake. Electric sites. Large RV friendly sites. Good paddling options.
Putnam Pond (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 5 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Away from the crowds.

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