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, Kayaking, Canoeing, Fishing and Ice Fishing, Bird Watching, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Nature Study… and so much more!

The 2016 season at Lawson Lake has begun!

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

Girl Scout Service Unit 190

On September 11, 2016, Girl Scout Service Unit 190 held their annual Opening Bonfire to celebrate the start of the upcoming year! Learn more »

Voorheesville Pack 73

The scouts enjoyed camping out at Lawson Lake on a beautiful August weekend. They look forward to helping rebuild and clean up areas within the park! Learn more »

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 »

Girls Scouts Camp Out

Girl Scouts from Service Unit 183 spent the weekend at Lawson Lake for the first time. The scouts had all kinds of outdoors fun including boating, hiking, and more. The Girl Scouts will definitely be back! Learn more …

Boy Scouts Camp Out and Service Project

Latham area Boy Scouts spent the weekend of May 14, 2016 at the park for a camp out and service project. The Scouts made great improvements to the area of one of our walking trails. Learn more…

2015 was an awesome year at the Lake! Check out some of these great things we did:

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 »

Boy Scouts Outing

Several Boy Scout Troops came out for a special overnight camporee. 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 »

Earth Day 2016.

Our second Earth Day celebration at Lawson 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

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
Albany County Recreation Bureau
390 New Salem Road, Voorheesville
(518) 655-7948

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.