Thompson's Lake Beach is closed for the 2023 season.
Thompson's Lake Beach is closed for the 2023 season. The campground will remain open until Columbus Day weekend.
The Emma Treadwell Thacher Center is located on Thompson's Lake next to the campground and is accessible to campers. The center opened in July 2001 and offers exhibits, interactive displays, trails for hiking and skiing, and educational programs.
A boat launch site is available and is carry in only.
Current Water Quality - Beach Results
PLEASE NOTE: Generators may be used from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. If a generator is deemed unreasonably loud by staff, use may be limited or prohibited.
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).
5/27 - 6/18, Weekends Only, 10:00am - 5:45pm
6/24 - 9/4, Daily, 10:00am - 5:45pm
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.
Minimum 2-hr rental
$10 for each additional hour
Boat rentals are available when beach is open and lifeguards are present, and might be subject to closures, call ahead for information
$15-19/night NY resident fee
Additional $5 non-resident fee
$2.75 Walk-in fee (for reservations at the campground office on the day of reservation
$9.00 Reservation fee charged by Reserve America
$7.00 3rd car pass (required for optional 3rd vehicle on site)
No electric is available at Thompson's Lake
Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.