Gilbert Lake State Park's lake and three ponds lie in wooded, hilly terrain in the foothills of the Catskills. In addition to cabins and campsites, the park has more than 12 miles of interconnecting trails for hikers, skiers, snowmobilers and snowshoers. Playgrounds and a disc golf course, as well as swimming, boat rentals, boating (car top/hard bottom boats) and fishing are also featured.
Gilbert Lake is also home to the New York State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum.
New! Thanks to a grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a Hippocampe Beach/All Terrain wheelchair is now available at Gilbert Lake State Park to access beach and trails.
Current Water Quality - Beach Results.
Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in the bathing areas.
Mid-May to Columbus Day, 9 a.m. - sunset.
Call park to reserve.
Briggs Shelter & Kitchen, capacity 60
Large Shelter, capacity 200
Beach Shelter, capacity 40
Deer hunting permitted, bow only. Contact the park for details.
Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.
The Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Apply online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.
Daily rate is 1/4 the weekly charge
Cabins: $406 - $540/week
Additional $28/week for Non-NYS resident patrons
Additional $7/day for Non-NYS resident patrons
New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.
Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.
Project/Event Description: Bridge Painting
Meeting Location: Concession. Appropriate for 13 and up
Project/Event Description:Dock Painting ( Briggs )
Meeting Location: Beach Concession. Appropriate for 13 and up
Project/Event Description: Mulching Flower Gardens around buildings & Yard cleanup
Meeting Location: Beach Concession. All ages welcome