Taconic State Park RV & Campground Guide

New York

Located in Columbia and Dutchess counties, New York, within the Taconic Mountains, Taconic State Park is a public recreation area north of New York City. With a total land area of 14,400 contiguous acres, the state park is contained by one of the biggest unfragmented forests between the states of Maine and Virginia. It is even designated by The Nature Conservancy as one of the “Last Great Places” in the country. Popular amenities visitors have to choose from here include cycling, hiking, hunting, camping, and cross-country skiing. A few cities that can be found close to Taconic State Park are Kingston, New York; Pittsfield, Massachusetts; and Arlington, New York. 

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Spring 23-70 F
Summer 54-81 F
Fall 30-73 F
Winter 14-39 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Taconic State Park

Renting an RV can turn a vacation to a state park into something more special with quality features and added convenience. Without having to worry about transportation and storage issues, you can explore the grounds with the leisure you desire. Rent your RV on RVshare today.

Waubeeka Family Campground

Waubeeka Family Campground is a great option to consider when you're looking for an RV campground near Taconic State Park. The experienced staff brings a level of expertise and kindness that is hard to beat. The RV park offers recreational group activities, themed weekends, and a variety of amenities. Some of these include hiking trails, free Wi-Fi, and a field for sports. Nightly rates on sites here are $54.99 during the offseason and $64.99 during the peak season.

Copake Camping Resort

Another great RV campground to keep in mind while you are booking is Copake Camping Resort. This RV park offers fun amenities such as mini-golf, a heated inground pool, and a dog park. Feel free to also visit the general store if you are running low on supplies. The volleyball court and cornhole field allow you to participate in activities that are both fun and physically stimulating. The nightly rate on sites with full hookups is $74.

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What to Do at
Taconic State Park

Inside Taconic State Park

Whether you want to have fun on land, water, or snow, Taconic State Park is sure to have amenities that will suit your needs. A couple of the most popular hiking trails you can find at the state park are the South Taconic Trail and Harlem Valley Rail Trail. If you love fishing, there are beautiful ponds where you can relax and enjoy the scenery while you wait for a bite. During the winter months, you can take advantage of thrilling activities such as cross-country skiing. 

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How to Get to
Taconic State Park

The two largest major U.S. cities close to Taconic State Park are New York City and Boston. For those coming from New York City, begin the route by getting onto FDR Dr. from Spruce St and Frankfort St. Continue along FDR Dr. Next, you will want to travel along I-87 N, Sprain Brook Pkwy N, and Taconic State Parkway N to 2/Jackson Corners Rd. The final step is to take Co Rte 7 and County Rd 7 to NY-344 E in Copake Falls. 

If you are coming from Boston, start the drive by getting onto I-93 S from Sudbury St. The second step is to follow I-90 W to NY-22 S in Canaan and get off at exit B3 when it comes up. Lastly, all you have to do is take NY-22 S to NY-344 E in Copake Falls. 

Entering Taconic State Park

Taconic State Park is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day of the week.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Taconic State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Taconic State Park?

Taconic State Park has plenty of activities to enjoy year-round. Hiking, biking, and fishing are popular during the fall, summer and spring seasons. If you are a winter sports enthusiast, visit the area during the colder months to enjoy snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

What is the climate of Taconic State Park?

Visitors to Taconic State Park can experience all of the seasons. The park's climate is warm enough to swim in the summer and cold enough for snow in the winter. Additionally, the area is known for its stunning foliage in the fall.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Taconic State Park?

The park is known for being a rustic camping location. There are 36 RV sites; however, you may have to make extra preparations before your visit because sites do not have hookups. The park's camping area is closed from December through April.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Taconic State Park and what is the cost?

You do not have to make a reservation to stay at Taconic State Park, but the park recommends that you do so. You can arrange for a campsite until 3:00 pm on the day you arrive if a spot is available. Rates start at $15 a night, with a $5 additional fee for RVers who do not reside in New York state.

Are pets allowed at Taconic State Park?

Guests are welcome to bring two pets to the park. Pets are allowed in the campsites and day-use areas unless prohibited by a sign. Park rules mandate that dogs must be under your supervision and on a 6-foot leash at all times. You must also provide proof of your furry companion's rabies vaccination upon request.