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Nissequogue River State Park

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799 Saint Johnland Road
Kings Park, NY 11754
Latitude 40.884449
Longitude -73.249573

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Nissequogue River State Park is located on the north shore of Long Island. A variety of habitats including tidal and fresh water wetlands and hardwood forests provide habitat to a variety of shore birds, reptiles and amphibians. A section of the park has been designated a State Bird Conservation Area. The Greenbelt Trail, for walking and hiking, parallels the Nissequogue River and provides scenic views of the river and the Long Island Sound from the top of the bluffs. The park also has a soccer field, a canoe and kayak launch, fishing, bird watching, interpretive signs, guided tours and group tours by reservation, plus a conference room which can be rented.

For Schools: Environmental Education Programs

Find more about park permit information.

The Nissequogue River State Park Boat Slip Information

The slips are for recreational boating. No personal watercraft is permitted. Boats must be registered to the slip holder.

Boaters may hold a slip for a ten year term. Licenses are issued on a year to year basis if the slip holder was in good standing the previous year.

Please weigh your decision carefully. The north marina is accessible only by launch or dinghy. The south marina is accessible via a gangway. Travel in and out of the marina is tide dependent. During low tides boats may sit in the mud. You are urged to visit the marina before you make a decision.

New York State Parks Administrative Services-Marina

799 St. Johnland Road, Kings Park, NY 11754

If you have any questions call: 631-269-4927 or email

For more information on educational opportunities & programs in Long Island State Parks, please visit Long Island Environmental Interpretive Center.

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).

Hours of Operation

  • Park grounds are open year round from sunrise to sunset.
  • Boat Launching season: April 15 - November 1
    Sunrise to sunset; Launching and returning is tide dependent.
  • Seasonal Boat Slip Rentals : April 15 - November 1

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.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars: $8
    Buses: $35

    2024 Collection Times
    May 25 to Labor Day: Daily
    After Labor Day, weekends only through Columbus Day
  • Canoe and Kayak Rentals
  • Call 631-979-8244.
  • Environmental Interpretive Programs
  • Adults $4
    Children (3-17 yrs.) $4
    Children 2 & under - free
  • Model Airplane Permit
  • $40
  • Seasonal Boat Slip Rental
  • $50 per foot

Key BCA Criteria:

- Wading bird concentration site

- Diverse species concentration site

The Nissequogue River BCA is located within the Nissequogue River State Park. River corridor and beaches along Long Island Sound provide wintering grounds for waterfowl, a foraging area and roost for species of herons and egrets and serve as a migration route for songbirds. The BCA is especially important for its concentration of more than 100 wading birds during some part of the year.

Heron and egret roost at the site regularly, with more than 100 individuals present. Migratory songbirds use shoreline habitats; waterfowl feed in river, wintering grounds for waterfowl.

Download a copy of the BCA map.

Wed 21 Aug
Kayak Nature Tour
Wednesday, August 21, 2024 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Nissequogue River State Park
Kayak the Nissequogue River on a scenic Nature Tour to see birds, turtles and more! Must bring your own kayak and lifejacket. Reservations taken on
Sun 29 Sep
Kayak Nature Tour
Sunday, September 29, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Nissequogue River State Park
Kayak the Nissequogue River on a scenic Nature Tour to see birds, turtles and more! Must bring your own kayak and lifejacket. Reservations taken on

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Marina
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing
  • Visitor Center