Lawson Lake County Park

Activities and Events

Come to the Lake for all kinds of great outdoor activities, any time of year!

We offer: Hiking, Picnicking, Canoeing, Fishing and Ice Fishing, Bird Watching, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Nature Study… and so much more!

2019 Albany County Winter Festival 2018 Fall Festival at Lawson Lake2018 Boys and Girls Club End of Summer Party2018 Albany County Nursing Home Fishing Trip Albany Running Exchange (ARE) Trial Trail RunRCS High School's Seventh Annual Recyclable Boat RegattaEmergency Manager’s Workgroup Training2018 Albany County Winter FestivalFirst Annual Fall Festival at Lawson Lake: October 14, 2017Boys and Girls Club hikers enjoyed a day at Lawson LakeGirls & Boys Club Learns About ComputersFishing ClinicHeldeberg Workshop Canoe and Kayak CampArm-of-the-Sea TheaterASPCA Event at Lawson Lake County ParkEarth Day 2017

2019 Albany County Winter Festival

The 2019 Albany County Winter Festival, held on February 23, offered snow shoes, snowmobile rides, hover craft rides, ice fishing lessons, and more. Over 400 community members came out to enjoy the season!  Learn more »

2018 Fall Festival at Lawson Lake

It was a great time for many local residents at our Fall Festival at Lawson Lake County Park, including face painting, pumpkin decorating, a bouncy bounce, a 5K Trail Run. Learn more »

Boys and Girls Club End of Summer Picnic

The Boys & Girls Club enjoyed an end of summer picnic celebration at the Lake. A delicious barbecue, a bouncy house and a traveling video arcade were just some of the features of the day. Learn more »

Seniors Fishing at the Lake

Residents of the Albany County Nursing Home had a wonderful day learning about the many varieties of fish in the Lake, casting their poles and then enjoying lunch in our pavilion. Learn more »

Albany Running Exchange Trial Trail Run

As part of the summer trail run series, the Albany Running Exchange mapped out and ran a 2.5 mile run through Lawson Lake’s trails. They used this opportunity as a practice for the race they are hosting for the public on July 22, 2018. Learn more »

RCSHS's 7th Annual Recyclable Boat Regatta

Students from Ravena Coeymans Selkirk High School held their recycled boat regatta on June 2 at Lawson Lake. Eighteen teams competed in boats they designed and built out of recycled materials. Not everyone made it to the finish line, but they all had fun! Learn more »

Emergency Managers' Workgroup Training

Local elected officials, emergency responders and others from municipalities throughout the County gathered to hear from the Department of Homeland Security and the National Weather Service.  Learn more »

2018 Albany County Winter Festival

The 2018 Albany County Winter Festival, held on February 17 & 18, offered lots of fun activities, both indoors and out. A great alternative to cabin fever!  Learn more »

First Annual Fall Festival

October 14, 2018 marked Albany County's first annual Fall Festival at the lake. Family fun abounded on this beautiful autumn day with pumpkin decorating, a bouncy-bounce and other entertaining activities!  Learn more »

Boys & Girls Club Hikers Enjoy the Loop Trail

The children from the Boys and Girls Club enjoyed hiking the entire Loop Trail at Lawson Lake this week. Informational signs posted along the trail were designed by Ethan Goldmeer, as part of working towards his Eagle Scout badge.  Learn more »

Boys & Girls Club Members Learn about Computers

Specialists from Albany County are providing three days of technology demonstrations during the month of August. Technicians teach the kids about computer components and the importance of cyber security. Learn more »

Fishing Clinic

What a fun day for the young and young at heart at the Free Fishing Clinic at Lawson Lake County Park! The public event featured NYSDEC Fishing Educators who provided all fishing equipment, including bait and topnotch fishing education and instruction. Learn more »

Heldeberg Workshop Canoe & Kayaking Camp

The popular canoeing & kayaking camp run by the Heldeberg Workshop has begun again this year. Children practiced keeping their balance in canoes and kayaks, then also had fun intentionally capsizing themselves so they could learn self-rescuing skills. Learn more »

Arm-of-the-Sea Theater

On July 13, Lawson Lake welcomed back Arm-of-the-Sea Theater. This year’s production was "The Rejuvenary River Circus." Many youngsters enjoyed a free performance of a show that harnesses the power of mask and puppets to provoke interest and imagination. Learn more »

First Statewide Animal Water Rescue Training in New York Held at Lawson Lake

On June 3 and 4, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ Animal Industry Division and the ASPCA trained participants representing seven regions across the state out on the waters of Lawson Lake. Learn more »

Earth Day 2017: Environmental and Climate Literacy

Our third Earth Day celebration at Lawson Lake! Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy hosted the County’s celebration for 2017. Learn more »

Girl Scout Service Unit 190 annual Opening BonfireVoorheesville Pack 73Youth in Power relaxing in the woods Camp counselors can't wait for the fun to begin! Girls Scouts SU 183 at Lawson Lake Camp Out 2016Latham Scouts improved an area during their service project camp out weekend

Youth in Power Weekend

A welcoming, supportive, safe and fun summer camp experience for young people who identify as LGBTQA and their friends. Learn more » 

Arm-of-the-Sea Theater

On a perfect summer morning, over 200 youngsters enjoyed a free performance of "Hook, Line & Sinker: Fishing the Hudson River" presented by Arm-of-the-Sea Theater. Learn more »

Summer Camp With the Boys and Girls Club.

July 5, 2016 marked the start of this year's summer camp at Lawson Lake. The kids and counselors were thrilled to be back for another exciting summer at the lake! Learn more »

Earth Day 2016.

Our second Earth Day celebration at Lawson Lake! Learn more »

Snowmobile Event 1 Canoe Club Team Building at Lawson Lake Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp Cool DownGroup shot after a morning of Ice Fishing at Lawson Lake

Team Building Sessions For Middle Schoolers.

Two sessions were held in October. Learn more »

Summer Camp with the Pride Center

A huge success! Learn more »

Summer Camp With the Boys and Girls Club.

Lots of fun in the sun! Learn more »

Heldeberg Workshop Canoe Camp.

A week of boating on the Lake. Learn more »

Snowmobile Event

Check out the video and pictures! Learn more »

Ice Fishing

We've held our first ever ice fishing event. Check out the pictures! Learn more »

Albany County ExecutiveDaniel P. McCoy
Winter Festival 20202020 Winter Festival
February 22, 2020

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.



Use of our buildings is by special permit.

For information, contact
Lawson Lake Information Center
293 Lawson Lake Road
Feura Bush, NY 12067
(518) 768-2560: information center
(518) 768-2046: cabin 55, admin house

The following uses and activities are prohibited: consumption of alcoholic beverages, hunting, trapping, motorized vehicles, motorized boats and large watercraft requiring trailers, open fires, overnight camping, and swimming.