Lawson Lake County Park

Current and Ongoing Renovation Projects

Latham Scouts improved an area during their service project camp out weekend New parking lot markings for the Visitors Center at Lawson Lake being applied by Albany County’s Department of Public Works, Pavement Marking Specialists Tony Palma and John Anderson

2016 projects are underway!

Lawson Lake County Park hosted Latham area Boy Scouts for their camp out and service project the weekend of May 14, 2016. The Scouts made great improvements to the area of one of our walking trails. Learn more…

Construction is nearing completion on a parking lot near the Lawson's Lake visitor center to increase parking available for people coming to the center and to other facilities anticipated in the future. Learn more…

We're conducting a topographic survey for general reference as well as to help plan and design future projects Learn more…

2015 was a busy year for renovation projects at Lawson Lake!

The beginning of the year saw a soft opening of the new Visitor’s Center, with new informational signs. Work on the Visitor’s Center continues, as a new ADA-compliant bathroom is being installed, along with a working kitchen. Carpenters

The Carpenters, Laborers, Bricklayers, Painters, Operating Engineers, and Ironworkers unions all played a part in various renovations to the buildings at the lower camp. New tin roofs were installed on two roofs by the Parkview Community, and all buildings were re-screened. The fireplace in Waldman Lodge was repaired, and buildings were painted.

We received a $5,000 grant from the Hudson River Valley Greenway to renovate the barn, and with the help of our Union brothers and sisters, and our crews at the Albany County Departments of General Services and Public Works we were able to complete the work. Inmate work crews from the County Jail once again helped with clearing brush and making the park suitable for use for the summer camps.

Eagle Scout Project: Cleaning Up the Lawson Family Plot

For his Eagle Scout project, Ezra Goldmeer of Boy Scout Troop 1701 (Latham, NY) created a memorial garden at Lawson's Lake Park for the graves of Elizabeth and Christopher Lawson. Learn more about Ezra's Eagle Scout Project »

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.