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.
Gilbert Lake has three pavilions. Prices range from $100 to $250 and can accommodate 40 to 200 people. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com
Current Water Quality - Beach Results.
Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in campsites and day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals). NO PETS allowed in Cabins 1,10,16,20, 31 and 32.
135 campsites and 33 cabins.
All are open Friday, May 19 through Sunday, October 8, 2023. Reservations required for all 2023 camping. For reservations/availability, contact www.reserveamerica.com or call 1-800-456-2267.
For all sites, maximum of 6 people, regardless of age.
Cabins rent for 7 or 14 days.
2023 Season: Cabins 1-12, 17-21 Sunday to Sunday. Cabins 13-16, 22-33 Monday to Monday.
2023 shelter reservations (May 20th to October 8th) must be made through www.ReserveAmerica.com or 1-800-456-2267
(Large shelter closed for 2023 reservations due to renovations)
Briggs Shelter & Kitchen, capacity 75
Large Shelter, capacity 200
Beach Shelter, capacity 40
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 easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and 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. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.
Cabins: $462 - $596/week
Additional $28/week 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.