Schodack Island State Park

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Schodack Island State Park

Post by Marc Ox » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:35 am

Has anyone ever broached the idea of a course at Schodack Island State Park in castleton,NY? Lots of rarely used land -- treed, next to the river---trails galore.

location : 42.499656,-73.775677 --- google maps has it located in the wrong place by like half a mile
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Re: next course in the area....

Post by Ven » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:42 am

This is a good idea. It gets pretty swampy on most land the trails don't use south of the open picnic areas. Other land around the picnic areas, pavilion, and boat launch could be used. It's very buggy there in season. Hunting is allowed in that season.

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Re: next course in the area....

Post by jZip » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:46 am

Mark,
I am intimitely familiar with that park. It was the first state park I mapped when I worked for NYS Parks. The trails circle the entire southern section of the park all the way down to the Army COE land. The northern part of the park is somewhat protected due to bird habitat. Besides, a lot of that land is actually dredge spoils - that peninsula used to be 3 islands that were connected when the Hudson was dredged - and remains very wet. The mosquitoes there are insane.
I wouldn't be opposed to taking another look at the prospects there, as I don't ever want to be close minded, but I don't think it's a great possibility.
Additionally, getting courses in State Parks if far more difficult than in town, or city parks due to the endless red tape, and painfully slow progress.
Feel free to contact me if you'd like to discuss this further.
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Re: next course in the area....

Post by Ven » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:52 am

There might be less paperwork for a town park: Papascane Park is similar, but completely undeveloped, a little to the north but the entrance is from the port of Renssealer roads. Can't find anything on the internet about it.... I've been there.

Scodack Island State Park: http://nysparks.com/parks/146/maps.aspx

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Re: next course in the area....

Post by Marc Ox » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:58 am

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Re: Schodack Island State Park

Post by MichiganJeff » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:30 pm

Looking into this once again........
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