Home to the largest public fishing fleet on Long Island, Captree State Park is a fishing haven and a picnicker's delight, located on the eastern tip of Jones Island at the end of the Ocean Parkway. Open and charter boats are available for saltwater fishing. No license or equipment is necessary as the boat staff provides everything you'll need for a day on the Great South Bay or the Atlantic Ocean. Information on the fishing fleet is available at http://captreefleet.com/
The fleet also offers sightseeing excursions and scuba diving trips. There are two large fishing piers available for those who want to catch a few crabs or fish from a pier.
A full service restaurant operates in the park along with a more casual refreshment stand serving the best chili dogs anywhere. A picnic area at The Overlook offers a beautiful view of Fire Island and the Fire Island Lighthouse while boats of a variety of sizes pass through the Fire Island Inlet just below. A retail bait and tackle shop offers fishing gear and operates the fuel pumps at the boat basin. A boat launch is available for boats larger than 14' providing direct access to the State Boat Channel.
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No Pets Allowed
Amenities: Kayaks, canoes, & paddle boards can be used at The Overlook
Boating: Transient berthing: sunrise - sunset.
Charter boats available: Please call (631)669-6464 or visit www.captreefleet.com for information and fees.
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.
Aimed to encourage fishing, this annual tournament welcomes children between 7 and 16 years old to participate! Prizes are awarded to the heaviest Snapper Caught. "Catch and Release" is encouraged. Fee: Free to public, Vehicle use fee in effect. This event will occur from 8 am to 4 pm on both Saturday, and Sunday.
A family-oriented, nautical themed event, that includes live musical entertainment, seafood, merchandise vendors, pony rides, crab races, free boat rides, magic show, interactive pirate show, and various displays for children of all ages to enjoy.
A fishing tournament for the largest Striped Bass and/or Bluefish. All fish must be hooked and landed from the beach, surf, jetty, bank or pier. The awards ceremony takes place at the end of the tournament.
Times: Noon on Friday through Noon on Sunday
Location: Waters between Moriches and Jones Inlet
Awards Ceremony: 12:30 PM Sunday, 10/16 at Captree State Park
Fee: $15 per participant