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Peebles Island State Park

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Address
1 Delaware Avenue North
Cohoes, NY 12047
Latitude 42.784298
Longitude -73.680153

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Peebles Island State Park is at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. It offers spectacular river and rapids views for walkers and joggers who take advantage of the miles of paths through the gently rolling and wooded landscape. Picnickers and fishermen come to relax and winter visitors use the facilities to cross-country ski, hike and snowshoe.

Peebles Island is also the headquarters of the Bureau of Historic Sites and Bureau of Historic Preservation Field Services. The staff provide technical services, such as record maintenance, analysis of artifacts, and preparation of publications, exhibits and audio visual programs for the 35 historic sites maintained by State Parks. The Field Services Bureau assists all New York's municipalities and citizens with National Register of Historic Place listings, investment tax credit and review of all state and federal projects.

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet, rabies vaccination and proof of same required. Not permitted in buildings.

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 295 Waterford, NY 12188

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round.

    The park is open at 6:00 a.m. during striped bass season. Please call the park to verify operating hours.

    Pavilion rentals will begin on February 1st, 2016 on a first-come/first-serve basis. Please call for more information.

  • Walking Trails: Year round.
    Shelter: Mid-May to Mid-Oct.
  • Please Note:
    Bicycles are not permitted on trails.
    Hunting is not permitted.

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.

  • Shelter
  • Pavillion: $75/day (Electric; Capacity: 80-100)
    + 10x27' room*: Additional $75

    10x20 tent: $50

    *10x27 foot room includes a refrigerator, commercial three-bay sink with hot and cold running water and a long counter with a service window out to the pavilion
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $6
    5/2 - 10/12 Weekends & holidays

Maps

Digital Maps

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Tue 30 Aug
DEC's I Fish NY Program at Peebles Island State Park
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 268-2188

Join the DEC's I FISH NY staff for an afternoon of fishing fun on Tuesday, August 30 from 12pm-2pm. Learn about the different species of fish that live in the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers and how to fish for them. Other topic will include fishing safety, fishing regulations, and knot tying. Because this is a free fishing clinic, a freshwater fishing license is not required. However, all applicable fishing regulations remain in effect during the event. Fishing rods and bait will be provided.

Pre-registration is required as program space is limited to 25 participants. Please call the park office at (518) 268-2188 to register. The fishing program will meet at the pavilion. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held Wednesday, August 31 from 12pm – 2pm.

This program is free and open to the public.

Registration: Required
Wed 31 Aug
Snake Program
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:30 AM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 237-8643

Join the Environmental Educators from Moreau Lake State Park for a special class on an often misunderstood and beautiful creature, the snake. This program will last about an hour and offer a chance to learn about some of our indigenous snakes, their lives, their prey and their mannerisms. This class will most likely change your thoughts, fears and any misperceptions you may have regarding snakes. Please come prepared to see live snakes. Program is open to all ages.

Wed 31 Aug
Pee Wee Naturalist Program
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:30 AM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 268-2188

Come learn about and experience the natural world through story time, crafts, play with other pee-wees, and enjoy the unique environment of Peebles Island. This program is appropriate for children ages 2-5. This program is free and open to the public.

Registration is preferred but not necessary. We will meet in the Pavilion area. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Visitor Center. Please call 518-268-2188 for more information.

 

Sun 04 Sep
Poke-Stop Tour
Sunday, September 4, 2016 03:00 PM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 237-8643

Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about each of the Poke-Stops at Peebles Island, learn about "Pokemon habitat" while looking out for real-world wildlife, and learning how to Leave No Trace while visiting the park.

 

Wed 07 Sep
Pee Wee Naturalist Program
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 10:30 AM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 268-2188

Come learn about and experience the natural world through story time, crafts, play with other pee-wees, and enjoy the unique environment of Peebles Island. This program is appropriate for children ages 2-5. This program is free and open to the public.

Registration is preferred but not necessary. We will meet in the Pavilion area. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Visitor Center. Please call 518-268-2188 for more information.

 

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Grills
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions (Accessible) * The park has one large pavillion.
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Waterfalls
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing
  • Documents