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Camp Hero State Park

Camp Hero State Park

50 South Fairview Avenue, Montauk, NY 11954 • 631‑668‑3781
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Camp Hero State Park encompasses 415 acres of diverse landscape including heavily wooded areas, a long expanse of beachfront along the Atlantic Ocean, and an historic military installation. Specific features of Camp Hero are magnificent pristine maritime forests, freshwater wetlands, spectacular ocean vistas and dramatic bluffs rising from the beach. An extensive system of trails is available for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The park boasts some of the best surf fishing locations in the world, open 24 hours a day to fishermen with permits, and areas for picnicking.

Cedar Point County Park

Cedar Point County Park

Stephen Hands Path, East Hampton, NY 11937 • 631‑852‑7620
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The 607 acre Cedar Point, with commanding views of Gardiner's Bay, offers individual and organized group camping areas. Picnic areas, boat rentals, nature trails, vehicular access to the outer beach (with permit only), licensed hunting for waterfowl (in season), surfcasting for bass and bluefish. The Cedar Point General Store and Snack Bar, operated by Kaelins, offers Saturday night family movies on the lawn behind the store.

Coopers Beach

Coopers Beach

268 Meadow Lane, Southampton, NY 11968 • (631) 283‑0247
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Coopers Beach was ranked the #1 Beach in the Country by Dr. Beach.

Cranberry Bog County Preserve

Cranberry Bog County Preserve

Riverhead Moriches Road, Riverhead, NY 11901 • 631‑854‑4949
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You can walk around Sweezy Pond. Along the pond are the remains of a pump house from the days of the cranberry business.

Cupsogue Beach County Park

Cupsogue Beach County Park

Dune Road, Westhampton, NY 11977 • 631‑852‑8111
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This 296 acre barrier beach park offers lifeguard-supervised swimming, sunbathing on white sand beaches and some of the finest saltwater bass fishing to be had on the Island. A food concession (www.thebeachhuts.com), restrooms, first aid center, showers and changing rooms are all conveniently situated at Cupsogue's pavillion. Campers and recreational vehicles are permitted along the access road running parallel to the outer beach. Diving is permitted at slack tide on the bay side of the park only. Water depth is approximately 12'.

Hither Hills State Park

Hither Hills State Park

50 South Fairview Avenue, Montauk, NY 11754 • 631‑668‑2554
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Hither Hills State Park offers visitors scenic picnic areas and fireplaces, sport fishing, a sandy ocean beach, playing fields, a playground and a 168-site campground on the ocean. Anglers can fish year-round and obtain permits to fish at night. The unique "walking dunes" of Napeague Harbor are located on the eastern boundary of the park, which also has woodlands filled with Russian olive, oak, shad and pine trees. Bridle paths and hiking, nature, biking and cross-country ski trails are available.

Indian Island County Park

Indian Island County Park

Route 105, Riverhead, NY 11901 • 631‑852‑3232
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This 275 acre Indian Island County Park, at the estuarine mouth of the Peconic River, is open to the public year-round for a variety of activities. Camping is immensely popular at Indian Island, with trailer and tent campsites open to organized groups, individuals and camping clubs. Restrooms and shower facilities are available for the comfort of all campers. What was formerly the "island" at Indian Island County Park is now connected to the mainland by a causeway composed entirely of white sands. Remote, yet easily accessible to all, this "island", complete with picnic tables, grills, comfortable benches and views of Flanders Bay.

Main Beach

Main Beach

104 Ocean Ave, East Hampton, NY 11937 • (631) 324‑0074
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Main Beach was ranked the #5 beach in the country by Dr. Beach.

Meschutt Beach County Park

Meschutt Beach County Park

Canal Road & Old North Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946 • 631‑852‑8205
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Meschutt Beach County Park is a stillwater, supervised bathing beach located on Great Peconic Bay, on the east side of the Shinnecock Canal. Limited camping for self-contained trailers and campers is available as well as showers, restrooms, and a food concession. A windsurfing and sailing area is also available.

Montuak Point State Park

Montuak Point State Park

50 South Fairview Avenue, Montauk, NY 11954 • 631‑668‑3781
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Montauk Point State Park, a heavily-wooded area on the eastern tip of Long Island and the historic Montauk Lighthouse, offers some of the best surf fishing in the world. The view is unique, because, when the water is calm, visitors can clearly see the "race" of converging tides from the Atlantic and Block Island Sound. Visitors can also use the nature trails to hike or cross-country ski, or spend time watching the seals sun on the rocks offshore.

Orient Beach State Park

Orient Beach State Park

Route 25, Orient, NY 11957 • 631‑323‑2440
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Orient Beach State Park has 45,000 feet of frontage on Gardiner's Bay and a rare maritime forest with red cedar, black-jack oak trees and prickly-pear cactus. A beautiful wood deck lets you overlook Gardiner's Bay. Visitors can swim in the bay, fish, picnic, play ball, go hiking or biking, or walk a nature trail. Pavilions available for private parties with catering available by concessionaire.

Sears Bellows County Park

Sears Bellows County Park

Bellows Pond Road, Hampton Bays, NY 11946 • 631‑852‑8290
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Nestled within the Long Island Pine Barrens, Sears Bellows offers a broad range of recreational opportunities to Suffolk County residents and tourists. Campsites for both tents and trailers are available. Rowboat rentals are offered on freshwater Bellows Pond. Sears Bellows' extensive trail system attracts hikers and horseback riders from all points, east and west. Riders may use the park with a horseback riding permit. This park is closed to certain activities during waterfowl hunting season. Sears Bellows Park is a sportsman's paradise. Freshwater fishing for bluegill, bass, perch and pickerel, with bait, is permitted.

Theodore Roosevelt County Park

Theodore Roosevelt County Park

Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954 • 631‑852‑7878
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Horseback riding, hiking (self-guided nature trail brochure available), biking, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, hunting, outer beach access and camping (for self contained campers only NO TENTS), Spanish-American War Exhibit and gift shop.

David Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve

Route 104, Riverhead, NY 11901 • 631‑444‑0273
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Dwarf Pines Plains Preserve

County Road 31, Westhampton, NY 11977 •
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Eastern Long Island Audubon Society

P.O. Box 206, East Quogue, NY 11942 • 631‑728‑8342
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Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge

784 Noyack Road, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 • 631‑286‑0485
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Goldsmith's Inlet County Park

Mill Road, Peconic, NY 11958 • 631‑854‑4949
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Linda Gronlund Memorial Nature Preserve at Barcelona Neck

Route 114, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 • 631‑444‑0273
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Mashomack Preserve

Route 114, Shelter Island, NY 11964 • 631‑749‑1480

Merrill Lake Sanctuary

Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY 11937 • (631) 329–7689
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Northwest Harbor County Park

Swamp Road, East Hampton, NY 11937 • 631‑854‑4949
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Quogue Wildlife Refuge

3 Old Country Road, Quogue, NY 11959 • 631‑653‑4771
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Shadmoor State Park

Route 27 & Seaside Avenue, Montauk, NY 11954 • 631‑668‑3781
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Suffolk Hills County Park

County Road 51, Riverhead, NY 11901 • 631‑854‑4949
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