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Peebles Island State Park

Cohoes, Albany County

coyote, peebles island and deer


Located at the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers, Peebles Island State Park provides a home and a migration stop for a variety of birds including bald eagles, great blue herons, double crested cormorants, osprey, swallows and killdeer. Peebles Island also provides a home for a variety of other species including deer, beaver, muskrat, fox and groundhogs, as it is protected from the surrounding urban development. The park offers spectacular river and rapids views for those who take advantage of the miles of paths through the gently rolling and wooded landscape.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Trails
  • Lookouts

Recreational Opportunities

  • Visitors Center (May to October)
  • Walking Trails
  • Boat launches
  • Fishing
  • Winter activities, including cross-country skiing and snowshoeing


191 acres


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Contact Information

Address: Delaware Avenue, PO Box 295, Waterford, NY 12188

Telephone: 518-237-8643

Website: Peebles Island State Park (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo credits: Ed Lehman