Thacher State Park

Thacher State Park
County: Albany Co
Open: Year-Round
Price: Free - $6 parking
Dog-friendly: Yes, Dogs must be leashed

Thacher State Park is situated along the Helderberg Escarpment, one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world.

Interpretive programs are typically offered (Pre-COVID), including guided tours of the famous Indian Ladder Trail.

The Visitor Center located at Thacher State Park has geological and historical exhibits showcasing the Helderberg Escarpment and its’ importance on the region.

Features include:

  • Ball fields and courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Picnic Areas
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cross country skiing & snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling

Open daily, sunrise to sunset

$6 Parking Fee
Collected 9am-5pm daily
May 1 – October 31

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)


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