Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

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

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

Wed 29 Jun
Peewee Park Naturalist Program
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:30 AM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 237-8643

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.

Tue 05 Jul
Yoga Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 05:15 PM - 06:45 PM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 233-1717

This new program will be offered by Kat Abrams, RYT, a skillful Kripalu Yoga Teacher with 19 years devoted Teaching and Wellness Programming experience. Kat will offer an 8 week series on Tuesdays after work called "Kripalu Yoga, Deep Stretching and Deep Relaxation".

Kat will guide the non-competitive and therapeutic classes, emphasizing whole being health, mindful stretching, limbering and strengthening Yoga flows, meditation and deep rest practices. Sessions will be altered with the needs of the class participants in mind. All experience levels are welcome. Come for a relaxing, energizing and restorative experience surrounded by the beauty of the natural world.

Participants should wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. The cost of the 8 week series is $135. For more information and to enroll for the course, please contact Kat Abrams at 233-1717 or email Kat @ katyoga@hotmail.com.

Wed 06 Jul
Peewee Park Naturalist Program
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 10:30 AM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 237-8643

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.

Tue 12 Jul
Yoga Tuesdays
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 05:15 PM - 06:45 PM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 233-1717

This new program will be offered by Kat Abrams, RYT, a skillful Kripalu Yoga Teacher with 19 years devoted Teaching and Wellness Programming experience. Kat will offer an 8 week series on Tuesdays after work called "Kripalu Yoga, Deep Stretching and Deep Relaxation".

Kat will guide the non-competitive and therapeutic classes, emphasizing whole being health, mindful stretching, limbering and strengthening Yoga flows, meditation and deep rest practices. Sessions will be altered with the needs of the class participants in mind. All experience levels are welcome. Come for a relaxing, energizing and restorative experience surrounded by the beauty of the natural world.

Participants should wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. The cost of the 8 week series is $135. For more information and to enroll for the course, please contact Kat Abrams at 233-1717 or email Kat @ katyoga@hotmail.com.

Wed 13 Jul
Peewee Park Naturalist Program
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:30 AM
Peebles Island State Park
(518) 237-8643

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.

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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