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.
The Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is 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. Apply online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.
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Wind plays an important part in our world. Discover the advantages and disadvantages of the wind through hands-on activities and games. Afterwards, you'll create a unique windcatcher to use at home.
$4.00 per person
Children under 3 are free unless participating.
Earth Day should be every day. We all need to help out. Through hands-on activities, games and a craft you will discover how you can do your part.
-planting flowers and trees
-clean up streamsAll ages welcome