Nestled in the heart of Smithtown, Caleb Smith State Park Preserve is one of only two state nature preserves on Long Island. Within its 543 acres are a variety of habitats offering guests picturesque views that change with the seasons. Caleb Smith is a passive use park. This not only helps protect the local plant and wildlife populations but also allows visitors to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the quiet serenity that can only be found in nature.
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For information on educational opportunities & programs in Long Island State Parks, please visit Long Island Environmental Interpretive Center.
Please Note: Pets, Bikes and Picnics are not permitted.
No Pets Allowed
Nature museum hours of operation: 8am-4pm Wednesday through Sunday; year round
Park hours of operation: 8am- 4pm, Wednesday through Sunday; year round except holidays.
Wed-Sunday 7-11am and 11:30-3:30pm
Permit issued & fishing fee collected at beginning of the session.
For reservations, call 631-265-1054.
Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.
Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.
New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.
This is a special time for both parent and child to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. Children ages 3-5. Held on Thursdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am
April 7th (3/24): Spring Has Sprung
April 21st (4/7): Earth Day Every Day
May 5th (4/21): Flower Power
May 19th (5/5): Birds on the Wing
June 2nd (5/19): Colorful Rainbows
June 16th (6/2): Pond Explorations
June 30th (6/16): I Spy a Dragonfly
Pre-register by date in paranthesis
$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free.