Albany is full of lakes large and small. Some of them have public access, some require additional recreational permits. This list is a selection of lakes and reservoirs that anyone can enjoy.
Grafton Lakes State Park is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and the nearest spot with a large sandy beach for sunbathing and swimming in summer.
Saratoga Lake is a 4,000-acre reservoir just 30 miles north of Albany. It’s a buzzing boating lake with plenty of facilities and access areas.
Lawson Lake is a small but charming nature spot just 25 minutes south of Albany. Makes for a serene and peaceful destination, perfect for escaping from the hustle and bustle of the city.