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Schodack Island was once one of a handful of islands on the Hudson River. Schodack comes from two Mohican Native American words, ishoda akee, which roughly means “fire plain land.” The island was once used for the Mohicans’ council fire, at which they would discuss various issues affecting their people. At the beginning of the 20th century, European settlers took it upon themselves to alter the Hudson River with dikes and dams, which lowered the level of the river. That also resulted in joining the islands, effectively forming a large peninsula. New York officially established the peninsula as Schodack Island State Park in 2002.

The largest town and the capital of New York, Albany, is about 12 miles north. Though it’s a historic town that dates back to the 1600s, it is antique and far from boring. The city is well known for its vibrant art, music, and culture scene. The annual Tulip Festival, which is a nod to its Dutch heritage, is extremely popular, bringing in around 80,000 attendants. Book an RV in Columbia County, and get ready for an idyllic RV camping trip in New York.

The Great Outdoors

A mix of tall maple, oak, hemlock, and other hardwood timber blanket Schodack Island State Park. The leaves reach over to one another, forming a lacy canopy that filters sunlight onto the forest floor in dappled beams. Around eight miles of trails wind and weave through the woods. The trails, rarely dried out, are soft underfoot. A dense coat of ferns, poison ivy, and other small plants blanket the forest floor on either side of the trails.

Schodack Island State Park has been declared a Bird Conservation Area, which grants some protection to the habitats of endangered and threatened birds: bald eagles, cerulean warblers, and blue herons. On the east side of the peninsula, around 50-100 heron nests adorn the treetops. Bald eagles and ospreys, on the other hand, favor the open water of Hudson River and tend to make their nests on the western shore.

A boat launch provides access to the river. Now a fairly shallow river, fishermen, and water adventurers may require a shallow-bottomed boat like kayaks, canoes, and rowboats.

In autumn, it’s not uncommon to hear the blast of a shotgun. Hunting is allowed. Hunters are restricted to muzzleloaders, shotguns, and bows. The typical game includes deer, turkeys, waterfowl, and other various small-game critters.

In mid-state New York, winters are long and snowy. As soon as the first snow lands on the bare forest, it transforms like magic into a winter wonderland. Adventurers return to the woods for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Because the river is shallow, it frequently does freeze over, though there are often spots where the ice is thin. Spontaneous games of hockey, ice-skating races and other competitions are common.

The Catskill region, made famous by various movies and art, is close by. It grants adventurers even more opportunities for outdoor fun, including tubing, skiing, boating, biking, and hiking.

Camping at Schodack Island State Park

Skip enduring noisy neighbors at hotels and wake up surrounded by nature in a camper rental. RV camp at Schodack Island State Park to achieve peace and quiet, far from the city. All of the 66 RV sites have electric hookups; however, there are no water or sewer hookups. There is, however, a dump station. Up to two dogs are allowed (heads up: bring proof of rabies inoculation). The campground, which is open year-round, has restrooms, outdoor faucets (seasonally available), and hot showers.

Should space run out, which does happen on occasion because it’s so close to Albany, there are a few other options nearby. RV camp near Chatham at Fox Hill Camping Area. At the foothills of the Berkshires, the 119-site campground has laundry and restroom facilities, and electric hookups.

Exploring the Area

Though Albany is a major draw for many visitors to the central New York region, don’t overlook the small towns that dot the countryside. This region has several small fruit orchards and vineyards. Hop into a motorhome rental and go on a scenic tour of the New York countryside to find your favorite. The Brookview Station Winery, near Castleton-on-Hudson, is an award-winning wine producer. Raking in gold and silver medals, the winery is especially well known for its unusual pear wines.

East Greenbush, NY, is considered New York’s horse country. Many equestrian centers and farms are found in this area, and driving through is a pastoral scene. Miles upon miles of horses can be seen grazing on lush green meadows. Occasionally whinnying as they find sumptuous alfalfa patches to snack on.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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