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Peebles Island State Park

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The south bridge at Peebles Island will be closed Thursday, July 14th all day

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

Geocache Challenge 2016

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

New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.

Sun 31 Jul
Poke-Stop Tour
Sunday, July 31, 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 03 Aug
Pee Wee Naturalist Program
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:30 AM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 268-2188

Learn about a new plant or animal every Wednesday at 10:30 by creating a craft, reading stories, and playing with other tots! This program is appropriate for ages 2-4.Free and open to the public.

Registration encouraged but not necessary. Meet in the Visitor Center. Call 518-268-2188 for more information.

Sun 07 Aug
Poke-Stop Tour
Sunday, August 7, 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 10 Aug
Pee Wee Naturalist Program
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:30 AM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 268-2188

Learn about a new plant or animal every Wednesday at 10:30 by creating a craft, reading stories, and playing with other tots! This program is appropriate for ages 2-4.Free and open to the public.

Registration encouraged but not necessary. Meet in the Visitor Center. Call 518-268-2188 for more information.

Sat 13 Aug
Great Hudson Estuary Fish Count
Saturday, August 13, 2016 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 237-8643

Come help capture fish in our 40-foot seine net. Sort and count species and find out who can eat fish from the Hudson.

Meet at the beach by the pavilion.

Volunteers who help with netting fish should come prepared to get wet!

Event is Free

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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