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Thacher State Park is situated along the Helderberg Escarpment, one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world. Even as it safeguards six miles of limestone cliff-face, rock-strewn slopes, woodland and open fields, the park provides a marvelous panorama of the Hudson-Mohawk Valleys and the Adirondack and Green Mountains. The park has volleyball courts, playgrounds, ball fields and numerous picnic areas with nine reservable shelters. Interpretive programs are offered year-round, including guided tours of the famous Indian Ladder Trail. There are over 25 additional miles of trails for summer hiking and mountain biking, and winter cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and snowmobiling.

Did You Know?
The caves here support 1 of only 8 known hibernacula for Indiana bats in NY.

Camping is available at this park at Thompson's Lake Campground, which features 140 campsites with options of private wooded sites and open, adjacent sites. Sites can accomodate tents or RVs and are all close to restroom and shower facilities. Take the virtual tour!

The Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center is located two miles from the Overlook on Thompson's Lake. The center opened in July 2001 and offers exhibits, interactive displays, trails for hiking and skiing, and educational programs.

The Third Annual Geocache Challenge will begin Memorial Day and continue through Veterans Day 2014, with prizes at all 16 parks and historic sites within the Saratoga-Capital District Region. Please see the flyer for details. Download the 2014 Geocache Challenge Passport here.

Pets

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet, rabies vaccination and proof of same required. Not permitted in buildings or bathing areas.

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