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Hudson River Islands State Park

Situated on the Hudson River in Coxsackie, NY—and accessible only by boat—the seasonal Hudson River Islands State Park is a tranquil place to go for a hike, enjoy fishing, or have a picnic with loved ones. The two main islands in the park are Stockport Middle Ground and Gay's Point. Hudson River Islands State Park is open from Memorial Day to Columbus Day.

hudson river islands from the water

A Unique Summer Getaway

If you're looking for something really special to do this summer in the Albany area, taking a trip to this park should be at the top of your list. The Hudson River Islands State Park, aptly named for its location on the Hudson, is a fun and unique destination for visitors to check out, especially because it is only accessible by boat, which adds to the sense of adventure when exploring.

While camping is not permitted due to the Islands' fragile ecosystem, visitors can access the Islands for day use, and there is no entry fee.

Please note: there are no docks on the Islands. Boats must be moored off the island, or visitors can bring their canoes or kayaks on shore. This is a carry-in, carry-out facility, please take all of your garbage with you.

Nearby Boat Launch Sites

  • Coxsackie Boat Launch (1 mile south)
  • Athens Boat Launch (4 miles north)

Things to Enjoy

  • Hiking
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnic Tables with Grills
  • Fishing

Contact Information

Contact: 518.732.0187

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