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Peebles Island State Park

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

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For all pavilion rentals, park questions, and concerns about Peebles Island State Park, please call the Saratoga Spa State Park office at 518-584-2000

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, sunrise to sunset.

    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, 2017 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.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

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

    *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


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Sat 05 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 5, 2018 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 584-2000


Meeting location: Peebles Island Pavilion

Project Descriptions

Project 1:Litter Pickup on Trails and Shoreline. All ages welcome. Please bring garden gloves

Project 2:Removal of Downed Tree Limbs/Shrubs. All ages welcome. Please bring garden gloves, metal rakes, and shovels

Can accommodate: Large Groups, Small Groups, College student groups, Boy or Girl Scouts

For questions about this event:
Call: 518-852-5647

Registration: Required
Sat 12 May
Sustainable Living in a Changing Climate
Saturday, May 12, 2018 01:00 PM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 584-2000

Please join the Friends of Peebles Island State Park for this timely presentation.

97% of scientists believe that climate change is real and human caused. Saratoga County Master Gardeners, Gordie Peters and Marcia Martin, will offer a PowerPoint presentation explaining the science (causes & effects) behind climate change. Come and learn about the greenhouse effect, carbon sequestration, and mycorrhizae. Gordie and Marcia will answer questions such as; "How does melting sea ice affect me?", "Do plants really communicate with each other?", and "Why does thrift store shopping matter?"

Leave with practical tips and actions we can use to push back against climate change, including how to create a free soil amendment to encourage healthier plants.Handouts will be available and there will be time for your questions.

FREE and open to the public
FREE parking

Seating may be limited depending on interest. Come a little early!

Check the following for updated information: and email questions to

Sat 16 Jun
Hike through History
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 584-2000

Please join the Friends of Peebles Island State Park for a history hike of our picturesque Island situated at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers. This easy, up to two-mile hike, follows the perimeter of the Island which is rich in history, wildlife and scenery. Learn about the geological and glacial formation of the Island, the Native American presence in the area and Mohican village on the Island, early Dutch heritage, the Revolutionary War encampment by the Continental Army in 1777 and earthwork fortifications that still exist, area industry, and Island flora and fauna.

Two hikes will be offered at 10:00am and 1:00pm. A shorter walk will also be available at each time that covers the history of the Park.Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome.

Check the following for updated information: and email questions to

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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