Gilbert Lake State Park offers year-round recreational opportunities. Please note an entrance fee may apply. Recreational activities are abundant at Gilbert Lake State Park.
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Fishing on Gilbert Lake: Known mostly for its trout, Gilbert Lake has provided some of the most impressive largemouth bass over the past several years. It is stocked annually with approximately 700 rainbow trout (8-15" in length). Ice fishing is prohibited and has a daily limit of 3 trout. Fish Species Rainbow Trout Golden Shiner Creek Chub White Sucker Brown Bullhead Pumpkinseed Largemouth Bass Yellow Perch
Hiking Access From State Highway 205, turn at the flashing red light to the Village of Laurens. At the T intersection, turn left, proceed about .5 miles through the village, and turn right on County Highway 12. The entrances to the park is on the right at 4.6 miles from State Highway 205. From State Highway 51, travel east on County Highway 12 for 4.2 miles. The entrance to the park is on the left. After the entrance station, bear left at the first fork (CCC Road). The parking lot on the left is kept open all year and provides access to all trails from the loop trail (approximately one mile long) around Gilbert Lake. During the late spring, summer, and early fall, parking for the Ice Pond Trail is available on Cabin Colony Road; continue on CCC Road to the bathing area and turn left across from the bathing beach. When Cabin Colony Road is closed for the season, parking may also be found at the bathing beach.
Hiking Trails: The park contains over 12 miles of trails available to hikers, skiers, and snowshoers. A map for the entire park is available at the park office.
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