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The new state park campground at Schodack Island State Park, located in Rensselaer County along the Hudson River shore, opened for the first time Saturday. The $1.5 million project is the first new tent-trailer accessible campground to be built by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in 35 years and comes through Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s NY Parks 2020 initiative.
The 67-site campground has two new bathroom/shower buildings. Forty-three sites will offer 50-amp electrical hook-ups for trailers and recreational vehicles. New trail connections link the campground to the existing 8-mile multi-use trail network on the Hudson River and Schodack Creek sides of the island.
Camping reservations can be made on-line at http://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/ or by calling toll free 1-800-456-CAMP.
Fees for New York state residents are $15 to $19 per night for non-electric sites and $21 to $25 per night for sites with electrical hook-ups. There is a $5 nightly surcharge for out-of-state residents. Reservations can be made up to nine months in advance.