Schodack Island State Park
Schodack Island State Park sits off the eastern shore of the Hudson River just south of Albany. Approximately seven miles of Hudson River and Schodack Creek shoreline bound the 1,052-acre site. A day-use facility, the park has been designated a State Estuary, and a portion of the park shelters a Bird Conservation Area (BCA) that is home to bald eagles, cerulean warblers and blue herons that nest in the cottonwood trees. Eight miles of multi-use trails wind through a variety of ecological communities. In addition, the park has an improved bike trail, volleyball nets, horseshoe and a kayak/canoe launch site. Interpretive signage highlights the park's historic and environmental significance. Picnicking (tables and grills) are available to groups by reservation (fee - call park for details).
Amenities and Activities
Our parks and historic sites have countless amenities and activities to make your visit fun and enjoyable. Accessible indicates that, to the extent practicable, this facility or activity meets the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards. It is strongly recommended that you contact the facility in advance for a full description of what you can expect.
- BikingÂ (Accessible)
- Boat LaunchesÂ (Accessible)* Canoe/kayak launch access varies with the tide. Please check the tide chart for high tide times.
- Empire Passport Accepted
- FishingÂ (Accessible)
- HikingÂ (Accessible)
- Ice SkatingÂ (Accessible)
- Nature TrailsÂ (Accessible)
- Picnic TablesÂ (Accessible)
- Playing FieldsÂ (Accessible)
- Snowshoeing TrailsÂ (Accessible)
- X-Country Skiing
Schodack Island is an awesome State Park!! We camped at the facility and each campsite is spacious enough, has electricity & some are completely equipped for RVs with electric and water. Our site was able to accommodate both cars and the 5 of us. It felt private because of the surrounding shrubbery that clearly marks each site. Each site has a lantern pole and fire ring with attached grill. Can purchase fire wood on site. They even deliver to your site!!! The bathrooms and showers are immaculate and modern (which is rare to find)!!! Bath house also has an outdoor sink for dishes. Quiet hour is enforced. The employees are friendly and very helpful. Just beware the campsite map is not to scale so some sites appear to be close to the river but they are not. Also it is the Hudson River so there will be traffic noice once a while. There’s a beautiful picnic site with beautiful views and some tables have shelter. Also, Park is Great for dog owners and is open year round. Hope you all enjoy!!
As your driving in, you get the feel of being in a remote place. Signing in is quiet different than other campgrounds I've been at but I'm not complaining. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. The train goes by on a daily basis so expect to hear that often. Grounds are well kept and for the most part the grounds staff are very nice as well. Downfall, I'm from out of state and tried calling about a half hour prior to showing up and no one answered. My daughter and I called and called. Very disappointed. Most campgrounds answer up until 10pm and this was around 8:30pm. I suggest if your the working person who can't sign in at check in, make certain you know how to get here or your in big trouble. It is very easy to get lost even with gps! Also I had to switch site due to ground nest of yellow jackets which I have to say the employees were very helpful with, but being a prior landscaper, when I went back to check, it looked liked it was just covered. Yikes!! Same soft ground and second site but thank goodness we picked one mostly grass! My advice in fall and especially here, pick site with mostly grass!! The facilities were wonderful! So clean and large showers! If your a dog person, this place is definitely for you. I didn't feel too much kindness around so if your a people person, don't bother. Most keep to themselves.
We just love Schdock Island State Park. Always very well maintained. A pleasure to be there. Friendly helpful employees. Beautiful trails and picnic area. If you haven't been there yet, give it a try.
Great place for a picnic or some grilling. Right on the river. Fun.
We went for the Christmas Bird Count. The guides were very informative and made it a worthwhile experience.