January 23, 2016

New Opportunities at Schodack Island
SCHODACK LANDING - The public is invited to a forum, hosted by the Friends of Schodack Island State Park, on the new campground at Schodack Island State Park. The forum will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday February 1, 2016 at the Schodack Landing Fire House on Fire House Lane in Schodack Landing.

The campground is scheduled to open in April and will have 66 campsites. The presentation on the new campground will be preceded by the regular board meeting of the Friends of Schodack Island State Park at 6:00 PM.
John Lowe, Park Manager
Schodack Island State Park
1 Schodack Island Way
Schodack Landing, NY 12156
(518) 732-0187
“The start of camping at Schodack Island is generating a lot of public interest and we are looking forward to providing information about the facility and what the park offers campers. Camping will provide some additional opportunities for the public and we are excited to inform people,” stated John Lowe, the park’s manager.

“This forum will be an opportunity to share information, answer questions, and discuss how to mark the opening of the first new state campground in decades. This influx of new people to our community can also be a boost to our local economy and so we would like to work with local businesses to develop a plan to help them and the new campers connect,” said Dan Odell, President of the Friends of Schodack Island State Park, Inc.

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. 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 a boat launch on the Hudson River, an improved bike trail, volleyball nets, horseshoe pits and a kayak/canoe launch site.

For additional information contact the park office at (518) 732-0187.

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 60 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.

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