Thompson's Lake State Park

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Thompson's Lake State Park
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Location of Thompson's Lake State Park within New York State
Type State park
Location 68 Thompsons Lake Road
East Berne, New York [1]
Coordinates 42°39′16″N74°02′54″W / 42.65444°N 74.04833°W / 42.65444; -74.04833 Coordinates: 42°39′16″N74°02′54″W / 42.65444°N 74.04833°W / 42.65444; -74.04833
Area 308 acres (1.25 km2) [2]
Operated by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Visitors 63,934(in 2014) [3]
Open All year
Website Thompson's Lake State Park

Thompson's Lake State Park is a 308-acre (1.25 km2) state park [2] located near East Berne in Albany County, New York.

State park protected area managed at the federated state level

State parks are parks or other protected areas managed at the sub-national level within those nations which use "state" as a political subdivision. State parks are typically established by a state to preserve a location on account of its natural beauty, historic interest, or recreational potential. There are state parks under the administration of the government of each U.S. state, some of the Mexican states, and in Brazil. The term is also used in the Australian state of Victoria. The equivalent term used in Canada, Argentina, South Africa and Belgium, is provincial park. Similar systems of local government maintained parks exist in other countries, but the terminology varies.

Albany County, New York County in the United States

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Park description

Thompson's Lake State Park offers a beach, a playground and playing fields, picnic tables, recreation programs, a nature trail, fishing and ice fishing, a boat launch, a dump station, campground for tents and trailers, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. [1] Located within the park boundaries is the Knox District School No. 5, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. [4]

Knox District School No. 5

Knox District School No. 5 is a historic one-room school building located within Thompson's Lake State Park in the town of Knox in Albany County, New York. It was built in 1898 and is a one-story 20-by-24-foot rectangular frame building on a dry laid stone foundation. School use ceased in 1940, and it has been vacant since 1999.

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

The park is located within the boundaries of John Boyd Thacher State Park and is adjacent to the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center, which park users also have access to. [1]

John Boyd Thacher State Park

John Boyd Thacher State Park is a state park located 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Albany, New York, near Voorheesville, in Albany County on State Route 157. Located mostly atop the Helderberg Escarpment, the park has several hiking trails that offer panoramic views of the Green Mountains in Vermont and the Taconic Mountains of the Hudson Valley.

The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center opened in July 2001 and is located near the shore of Thompson's Lake between Thompson's Lake State Park and John Boyd Thacher State Park in New York's Albany County.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Thompson's Lake Campground - Thacher State Park". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Section O: Environmental Conservation and Recreation, Table O-9". 2014 New York State Statistical Yearbook (PDF). The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. 2014. p. 674. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 16, 2015. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  3. "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Data.ny.gov. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  4. National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.