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Gilbert Lake State Park

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Type  State park
Area  1,584 acres (6.41 km)
Phone  +1 607-432-2114
Nearest city  Laurens, New York
Created  1926 (1926)
Gilbert Lake State Park
Location  18 CCC Road Laurens, New York
Operated by  New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Address  18 CCC Road, Laurens, NY 13796, USA
Similar  Glimmerg State Park, Meadow Campsites, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Cam, Cooperst Beaver Valley Ca, Cooperst Family Campgro

Gilbert lake state park ny


Gilbert Lake State Park is a 1,584-acre (6.41 km2) state park in Otsego County, New York, United States. Most of the park is in the Town of New Lisbon, in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains east of the community of New Lisbon and north of Oneonta.

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History

Gilbert Lake State Park was among the first parks developed by New York State in Central New York. Acquisition of land for Gilbert Lake State Park, which sits upon lands previously used for timber production, began in October 1926. Development of the park began soon afterward, and was accelerated by the presence of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp between 1933 and 1941. The CCC undertook various improvement tasks, including building numerous cabins, constructing dams, establishing a wildlife refuge, enacting erosion control, and building a network of roads and trails.

Park description

The park offers a beach, a boat launch and boat rentals, cabins, a campground, disc golf, hunting and fishing, hiking and biking, ice skating, picnic tables and pavilions, a museum, a nature trail, a playground, recreation programs, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, and a food concession.

The park includes the New York State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, which features memorabilia, photographs, printed materials and exhibits about the works of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the park and in other parks in New York and the United States.

References

Gilbert Lake State Park Wikipedia


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