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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

For all questions regarding pavilion rentals at 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 on a first-come/first-serve basis. Please call 518-584-2000
  • 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
  • Pavilion:
    $75/day (Electric; Capacity: 80-100)
    + 10x27' room*: Additional $75
    Photos and more information can be found here.

    *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

Maps

Digital Maps

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

Sat 06 Apr
Kids’ Day at Peebles Island State Park
Saturday, April 6, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 268-2188

Join us for our second annual Kids' Day at Peebles Island. Learn about the animals who live in the Park by studying their tracks, pelts, and skulls. Create a creature using a variety of art and craft supplies. Make a compass and learn about geocaching. Take home a bird feeder for the feathered friends in your yard.

Learn about the Island with a short, guided walk. Relax in our study center and take advantage of our nature library. Free informational pamphlets will be available to take home.

Back by popular demand! Build a bluebird house! There is a limited number of houses available. REGISTRATION is a MUST to build a house. Register by email at friendsofpeebles@gmail.com. Families welcome. One birdhouse per family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A $3.00 materials fee is requested to build a house.

Sat 04 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 268-2188

Peebles Island State Park will host volunteers as part of I Love My Park Day on Saturday May 4, 2019, from 9am-1pm. Help us in the resurfacing of trails, removing brush and downed tree limbs, litter pick up, and other projects. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcomed to take part in the cleanup. Groups are encouraged to participate.

Please bring water, gloves, loppers, stone rakes, shovels, and bug spray. Limited work tools will be available. Activities for children will be available.

Come enjoy the views, picnic with family and friends, hike around the island, watch wildlife, or kayak along the Hudson and Mohawk rivers knowing that you helped make your Park more healthy and beautiful.

Those interested in volunteering at Peebles Island State Park on May 4th can register online in early April at https://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day. Please send an email to friendsofpeebles@gmail.com or call 518-268-2188 with questions.

Sat 04 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 268-2188

Register
Start time: 9am
End time: 1pm

Meeting Location: Pavilion in the Park. All ages welcome

Volunteer Project: Litter pick up along the trails and shorelines. Reinforce specific sections of the trails by spreading stone and stone dust. Prune trees and remove roots from trails. Please bring: Garden gloves, shovels and metal rakes, water

We can accommodate: Large Groups, small groups, college students groups, Boy or Girl Scouts. Questions? Call: 518-268-2188 Email: friendsofpeebles@gmail.com

Registration: Required

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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