Schodack Island State Park
|Description: Located at the northern end of the Hudson River Estuary, the park is actually
a peninsula formed when three large and several smaller islands were
joined as part of a Hudson River dredge project. A large portion of the park
is designated a Bird Conservation Area. Interpretive signs highlight the
park’s historic and environmental significance.|
Wildlife to Watch: Visitors may see bald eagles, cerulean warblers and great blue herons. In
addition to a heron rookery, eagles and snapping turtles nest here.
Special Tips: Eight miles of multi-use trails wind through a variety of ecological communities,
and for the winter months, visitors can cross-country ski and snowshoe here.
Many of the park’s features are accessible.
518-732-0187, 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156
Other Activities: The park is open year round. There is a vehicle entrance fee from
mid-April through Columbus Day, weekends and holidays only. The park boasts a
state-of-the-art boat launch on the Hudson River and a floating canoe/kayak launch
on Schodack Creek. In the spring, fishing is excellent for striped bass in the river. In
the fall, a portion of the park is open for hunting by permit.
Size: 1,052 acres
Closest Town: Schodack
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: