Thompsons Lake Campground
East Berne, NY

About Thompsons Lake Campground

Lake Side Rating
  • Campground Sign

  • Playground Area by the Beach

  • Newer Washrooms

  • Beach

  • Beach

  • Site 33

  • Site 24

  • Site 28

  • Site 90

  • Site 44

  • Site 136

  • Site 77

Thompson's Lake Campground at Thacher State Park, is a popular campground and recreation area along the Helderberg Escarpment just west of Albany, NY and provides a marvelous panaroma of the Hudson-Mohawk Valley and the Adirondack and Green Mountains.

In addition to its wooded campsites, the campground features a sandy beach, mixed hardwood and conifer forests, limestone outcroppings, and open fields. Recreational opportunities include a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, a playing field, swing sets, carry-in boat access, rental rowboats, fishing areas, and nature trails. Interpretive and recreational programs are offered for campers throughout the summer.

Thompsons Lake Quick Peek 

Overview
  1. located 35 minutes west of Albany, NY
  2. 144 campsites, 137 are reservable, no sites are no the water, a few have a water view near the beach
  3. offers a variety of flat sandy sites surrounded by pines as well as sites in a more wooded area with excellent privacy
  4. great for swimming, fishing and paddling
  5. open end of April thru Columbus Day
Campground Feature Summary
    Small lake. Small sandy beach. Easy access sites. Large flat sites not directly by the water. Deep sites set back from the road. Mainly level sites. Fairly shaded sites. Lightly wooded. Semi-wooded. Very shaded sites. Very wooded. Some tent specific sites. Very busy during summer months / holiday weekends. Private sites. Semi-private sites. Boat launch available for motorboats. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.

Camping Fees

Nightly camping fee $15 (all sites)
Out of state patrons surcharge $5/night

Camping Season Dates

Fri Apr 28, 2017 thru Wed Oct 18, 2017

Campgrounds Within a 60 Minute Drive

Schodack Island: 29.6 miles, 50 min

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

Fish Creek (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 11 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Rollins Pond (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 20 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Private sites.
Watkins Glen (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 21 mins : Some tent specific sites. Private sites.
Eighth Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 45 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Lewey Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 1 min : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Buck Pond (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 16 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Private sites.
Fair Haven Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 53 mins : Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Wellesley Island (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 31 mins : Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Durant (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 21 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Meacham Lake (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 25 mins : Small lake. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Limekiln Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 48 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Cranberry Lake (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 30 mins : Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Northampton Beach (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 16 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Caroga Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 12 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Moffitt Beach (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 52 mins : Small lake. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Verona Beach (Central New York), 1 hour 58 mins : Small sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Nicks Lake (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 28 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Private sites. Good paddling options.
Delta Lake (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 52 mins : Small lake. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Eaton (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 36 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Lake Harris (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 17 mins : Small lake. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Higley Flow (Adirondack Park), 3 hours 44 mins : Small sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Coles Creek (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 4 hours 23 mins : Small sandy beach. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Kring Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 39 mins : Small sandy beach. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Southwick Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 58 mins : Good paddling options.
Jacques Cartier (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 48 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Taylor Pond (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 51 mins : Small lake. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Wilmington Notch (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 37 mins : Some tent specific sites.
Westcott Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 5 mins : Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Hamlin Beach (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 51 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Brown Tract Pond (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 45 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Golden Beach (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 35 mins : Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Selkirk Shores (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 2 hours 42 mins : Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Robert Moses (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 4 hours 21 mins : Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Ausable Point (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 43 mins : Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Cedar Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 30 mins : Some tent specific sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Point Comfort (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 47 mins : Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Keuka Lake (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 29 mins : Small sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Sampson (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 10 mins : Small sandy beach. Motorboats allowed.
Cayuga Lake (Finger Lakes), 2 hours 54 mins : Some tent specific sites. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Little Sand Point (Adirondack Park), 1 hour 50 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Rogers Rock (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 3 mins : Some tent specific sites. Motorboats allowed.
Gilbert Lake (Central New York), 1 hour 26 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Good paddling options.
Moreau Lake (Central New York), 1 hour 9 mins : Small lake. Some tent specific sites. Good paddling options.
Glimmerglass (Central New York), 1 hour 6 mins : Motorboats allowed.
North South Lake (Catskills / Taconic), 1 hour 9 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Private sites.
Chenango Valley (Central New York), 1 hour 58 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Taughannock Falls (Finger Lakes), 3 hours 4 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Bowman Lake (Central New York), 2 hours 2 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites.
Mongaup Pond (Catskills / Taconic), 2 hours 22 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach.
Golden Hill (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 4 hours 26 mins : Motorboats allowed.
Grass Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 26 mins : Small sandy beach. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Lincoln Pond (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 19 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.
Long Point (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 40 mins : Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Keewaydin (1000 Islands / Lake Ontario), 3 hours 31 mins : Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Crown Point (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 26 mins : Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Schodack Island (Catskills / Taconic), 50 mins : Small lake. Good paddling options. Motorboats allowed.
Putnam Pond (Adirondack Park), 2 hours 10 mins : Small lake. Small sandy beach. Some tent specific sites. Private sites. Motorboats allowed.

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