Lawson Lake County Park
Located on the border of the Towns of Coeymans and New Scotland, this 420-acre park includes a lake, wetlands, forested upland, open fields, waterfalls and streams. Fish found in lake include black crappie, large mouth bass, pickerel, and various sunfish. There are also many species of birds and excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing at and around the lake. A loop trail offers access for hiking and cross country skiing.
There are also two points of access for boating (with car top vessels only) and fishing. One is at the west side of the lake and can be reached by taking the main entrance road to a drop-off point at the lake (no parking lot). The other launching point on the east side of the lake can be accessed by parking your vehicle in the lot along Lawson Lake Road, and carrying your vessel down the path to the launching point.
Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy,Albany County District Attorney P. David Soares and Albany County Sheriff Craig D. Apple Sr. welcome the opportunity to familiarize you to the underused natural resource maintained in southern Albany County,the Lawson Lake County Park.
Once known as Camp Opportunities,the park has been reopened with the hope that it may bring forth new opportunities for the families of Albany County throughout the summer months. With an appreciation that there remains more to do,and an understanding that municipal resources are not unlimited, we are reaching out to the community for the assistance needed to restore Lawson Lake County Park to its original promise.
Lawson Lake, Open for Summer! (Facebook page)
HOURS OF OPERATION: Dawn to Dusk
Please note - This is a carry in - carry out facility!
Open year round to the public for bird watching, cross country skiing, fishing, hiking, ice fishing, nature study, picnicking, snowshoeing and the use of canoes and portable cartop watercraft.
Open for the use by local schools, organizations and large groups only by reservation and by contacting the Albany County Office of Natural Resources at Telephone number 518-447-5665
All Items, including any refuse, carried onto property, shall be carried out.
The following uses and activities are prohibited; consumption of alcoholic beverages, hunting, motorized vehicles, motorized boats and large watercraft requiring trailers, open fires, overnight camping, swimming and trapping.
In case of emergency, dial 911. If you have any questions or want to report a problem, call the Albany County Department of Public Works at 518-765-2055.
Lawson Lake County Park Video