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Schodack Island State Park

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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.

  • Biking (Accessible)
  • Boat Launches (Accessible)* Canoe/kayak launch access varies with the tide. Please check the tide chart for high tide times.
  • Empire Passport Accepted
  • Fishing (Accessible)
  • Grills
  • Hiking (Accessible)
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating (Accessible)
  • Nature Trails (Accessible)
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing Fields (Accessible)
  • Snowshoeing Trails (Accessible)
  • X-Country Skiing



Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Great boat launch if you want to explore the Hudson River by boat. Nice slope on the ramp with a non slip surface. Plenty of dock space to tie off while you park in the large truck/trailer parking spaces. There is a hose to wash your boat after pulling it out of the water. Great facilities overall. There is an almost two mile drive from the road and it locks at 9pm so plan accordingly.

Jesse Chapman

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Great place!! Campgrounds are well separated. If reserving online pay attention to the type of site. There is one Loop that is setup for RVs. People were extremely friendly. I live very close by and when you are here it feels like you are in a very remote place in the woods. The grounds are kept very nice in the bathrooms are always clean. I will definitely be back again.

Brian Casler

Sunday, May 27, 2018
I always enjoy stopping in to the park to try out some of the trails or to enjoy lunch near the riverfront. There are several areas for gathering with friends and family for a nice day out, I haven't looked into camping there but the fact that's an option is nice. Taking a walk on the trails is a great photo shoot for some nature shots, while enjoying the benefits of exercising. All in all, it is a great family spot for all.

L. Estevez

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Several pull through sites with electric, there is no water hook up in the sites. There are water spigots not too far so if you have a 100 foot hose should be no problem to add water to RV, without have to move. The restrooms/bathrooms are very clean and have instant hot water. Nice bike and hiking trail, great kayaking on the creekside and the boat launch is right on the Hudson River. The best thing about NY State parks is that they have recycling bins!! We enjoyed our week stay and high recommend this park.

Chantal Cooke

Sunday, June 3, 2018
This place is awesome and beautiful! Great place to have a party. Grounds are very well maintained and the bathrooms are very clean!

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