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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 $65- 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


Digital Maps

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

Sat 14 Apr
Walk For Children on Peebles Island
Saturday, April 14, 2018 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 584-2000

In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Friends of Peebles Island State Park are inviting families to come together and walk Peebles Island on April 14, 2018 at 11 am. Businesses and organizations are invited to show their solidarity by marching as a group. The Visitor Center at 1 Delaware Ave. North, Cohoes, will be open from 10 am – 1 pm with art activities, including building a take-home bluebird house, and educational handouts for children. Other informational handouts, as well as maps of the Island, will also be available. Questions may be directed to Last minute updates on their Facebook page at or on their website:

Sat 05 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 584-2000

Show State Parks some love by volunteering at a participating State Park! Visit Parks & Trails New York website: for more information and on-line registration.

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
  • Documents