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Connetquot River State Park Preserve

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Address
Box 505
Oakdale, NY 11769
Latitude 40.748135
Longitude -73.152435

Connetquot River State Park Preserve maintains 3,473 acres of land and water for the protection and propagation of game birds, fish and animals. Deer and waterfowl are numerous, rare nesting birds, including the osprey, are present and there are numerous rare plants, and other interesting flora, such as trailing arbutus and pink lady's slipper in their natural habitats. The preserve also has 50 miles of hiking, horseback riding, cross-country ski and nature trails, as well as fishing (by permit only) on the Connetquot River.

Summer Nature Programs

For Schools: Environmental Education Programs

Youth Programs available

The Long Island Environmental Interpretive Center is home to the Regional Environmental Education Team of environmental educators. Schools, youth organizations and special interest groups can make arrangements for interpretive programs and hikes at any of the State Parks on Long Island by calling this office. In addition to group hikes there are Fun for Kids Activities, Family Adventure Programs and Adult Ed-ventures for the general public run at several State Parks.

*To receive information on programs via email, sign up for Long Island State Park & Nature's  electronic mailing list here.

No Pets Allowed

Hours of Operation

  • Open Wednesdays - Sundays, year round. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.
  • Parking: Available year round. Vehicle Use Fee in effect Wednesdays - Sundays, 8 am - 4 pm.
  • Environmental Programs closed Mondays year-round.
    Tiny Tots program held every other Tuesday.
    4/1 - 9/30
    10/1 - 3/31 - Environmental program closed Mondays & Tuesdays.
  • Fly Fishing Season: 2/1 - 10/15. (Session Times: 8 am - 12 pm & 12 pm - 4 pm.)
    Trout Fishing Permits required in addition to valid NYS freshwater fishing license.
    *Catch and release ONLY. No kill, no possession.
  • Fly Fishing: Group Outing Program: Upon request only.

    Group outing request forms available at park office or upon request. Minimum group size required. Valid NYS Fishing License required. Must provide fly fishing equipment as specified.
  • Horse Trailer Parking: Available all year. 8 am - 4 pm.
  • Cross Country Skiing: Available in the winter season when conditions permit.

Fees & Rates

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.

  • Environmental Interpretive Programs
  • $4 per adult
    $3 per child (3-17 yrs.)
  • Fly Fishing
  • $20 per 4 hour session
  • Fly Fishing: Group Outing Program
  • $20 per person (4hr session)
    Minimum of 20 people per group
  • Horseback Riding
  • $50 yearly permit & $10 day riding permit
  • House Tours
  • $4 per adult
    $3 per child
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $8
    Non-Profit Buses (By permit only) $35
    Commercial Buses (By permit only) $75

Maps

Digital Maps

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Sun 04 Sep
South Side Sportsmen’s Club Historic House Tours
Sunday, September 4, 2016 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

First and Third Sunday of Each Month Starting in September Sunday, September 4th Sunday, September 18th

Tours run continuously. Each tour is about 45 minutes long. Please arrive any time between 1:00 and 3:00 pm.

Step back in time as you tour the Main House of the South Side Sportsmen's Club. A docent will discuss the history of the tavern and the high society Sportsmen's Club that now make up Connetquot River State Park Preserve. No reservations are required for this program. For more information please call 631-581-1072.

Sat 10 Sep
Bird & Breakfast
Saturday, September 10, 2016 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Enjoy a continental breakfast (courtesy of the Friends of Connetquot and the Great South Bay Audubon Society) and a presentation introducing the local and migratory birds seen in our area. Afterward, take a walk through the preserve led by experienced birders from the Great South Bay Audubon Society. Binoculars and identification books will be available for loan.

$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating.

Registration: Required
Tue 13 Sep
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Nocturnal Neighbors
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1005

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm

$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating.

Registration: Required
Sun 18 Sep
South Side Sportsmen’s Club Historic House Tours
Sunday, September 18, 2016 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

First and Third Sunday of Each Month Starting in September Sunday, September 4th Sunday, September 18th

Tours run continuously. Each tour is about 45 minutes long. Please arrive any time between 1:00 and 3:00 pm.

Step back in time as you tour the Main House of the South Side Sportsmen's Club. A docent will discuss the history of the tavern and the high society Sportsmen's Club that now make up Connetquot River State Park Preserve. No reservations are required for this program. For more information please call 631-581-1072.

Sun 25 Sep
River Walk (World River Day)
Sunday, September 25, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Come celebrate "World River Day" with us by taking a walk discovering the Connetquot River. We will discuss the habitat and the creatures that call it home.

$4.00 per adult (18+) $3.00 for children (ages 3 - 17) Children under 3 are free unless participating.

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Bridle Path
  • Gift Shop
  • Museum/Visitors Center
  • Nature Trails
  • Activities
  • Fishing (Accessible)
  • Hiking
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing