There might still be snow on the ground but that won't stop the Grafton Lakes, Schodack Island, Cherry Plain, Crailo State Historic Site and other Capital District State Parks from planning for the upcoming summer season. State Park facilities are taking reservations now for picnic pavilions and tent rentals.
State Park facilities are taking reservations now for picnic pavilions and tent rentals. Because the demand is so high, many of the parks reservations are handled using a lottery system.
The pavilions are great for family events, weddings, parties, picnics, business or organizational outings. Those interested are encouraged to make their reservation early. The parks feature a full range of amenities from small private tents in secluded settings to large 200-person picnic pavilions with adjacent restrooms, recreational facilities, and parking.
Prices range from $50 to $200. Inquiries should be made directly to the park or site.
The following is a list of parks and sites with pavilion and tent rentals available:
Grafton Lakes State Park, Rensselaer County – 279-1155
Schodack Island State Park, Rensselaer County – 732-0187
Cherry Plain State Park, Rensselaer County – 279-1155
Crailo State Historic Site, Rensselaer County – 463-8738