Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Gilgo State Park

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Ocean Parkway
Babylon, NY 11702
Latitude 40.633919
Longitude -73.344917

Gilgo State Park is located on a barrier beach on the south shore of Long Island, with Atlantic Ocean and Great South Bay frontage. Access to the park is via 4 wheel drive only and requires a permit. The park is a carry in/ carry out facility. Spectacular views and tranquility make this a popular destination. The park is undeveloped. Anglers enjoy surf fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Fishing is abundant in the fall during the striped bass migration. Anglers may also catch blue fish and a variety of salt-water species.The park is also actively managed for the protection of the piping plover and sea beach amaranth. Stewards monitor the natural resources and provide education to visitors regarding habitat management. Swimming not permitted.

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

  • April 1 through December 31.
    No facilities available.
    Carry in/carry out.

    Access to park is via 4 wheel drive vehicles only.
    All entering must possess valid NYS Parks Beach Vehicle Access Permit.
  • Fishing: 4/1 - 12/31: Open 24 hours a day. Must possess valid NYS Sport Fishing Permit to enter.
  • Open 24 hours per day with a valid New York State Sport Fishing Permit.
  • Subject to closure without notice for erosion and/ or endangered species management.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Scenic Views
  • Activities
  • Fishing