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Hallock State Park Preserve

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6062 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11947
Latitude 40.983138
Longitude -72.588944

Hallock State Park Preserve offers a total of 225 acres. Hallock State Park Preserve is a shorefront park preserve that offers nearly one mile of pristine beachfront on the North Shore of Long Island along the Long Island Sound.

Hiking, nature walks, and bird watching are available. Development of the remainder of the preserve is in the planning stages and may include formal trails, environmental education, and activities appropriate for a park preserve.

Trail Guide
Print and fold to create a guide for an individual or family walk at Hallock State Preserve. If you cannot print 2-sided, the two sheets can be printed and stabled together, back-to-back, before folding. The markers follow the Yellow Trail, which starts in the northwest corner of the upper parking lot. A park map is also available on this site. 

Pet Policy: No pets allowed

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 423 Jamesport, NY 11947

Hours of Operation

  • 4/1/2023 - 10/29/2023 hours are 10:00am - 6:00pm
    10/30/2023 - 3/31/2024 hours are 8:00am - 4:00pm

    Open Holidays: New Year's Day, MLK Day (January18), Washington's Birthday (February 15), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Fees & Rates

  • Entrance/Use
  • Parking fee is $8 per car.

    Empire Passport and Golden Park Program accepted.


Digital Maps

New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.

Sat 30 Sep
Botany Walk
Saturday, September 30, 2023 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve

Plants, including trees, shrubs, autumn wildflowers and grasses, will be observed and identified. Roundtrip walk about 1.5 miles.
Sat 30 Sep
Beach Monitoring and Clean-Up Walk
Saturday, September 30, 2023 10:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve

Start your Saturday morning with a walk at Hallock State Park Preserve's Long Island Sound beach while you support marine conservation and learn about local sea life.

Scientists and volunteers from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society lead our weekly beach walk.  Along the way, we pick up marine debris and discuss current local issues of marine biology. 

You can learn how to collect relevant data and how to support marine conservation on your own.

Participants of all ages are welcome.

We meet at the Visitor Center, just off Sound Avenue, and then drive to the upper parking lot for a walk of about 1.5 miles.

We provide trash pickers and buckets. Please bring you own gloves.

Participants in this beach clean-up program will receive a free parking pass for their vehicles.

Pre-registration is not necessary but suggested so that we may notify you if an event is cancelled due to severe weather.

Email to register.

For more information: visit or call the Park Office at (631) 315-5475

Sat 14 Oct
Willie’s Way Nature Walk
Saturday, October 14, 2023 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve

This 1 mile general nature stroll along Willie's Way trail will highlight the magnificent view of the Sound, uncommon geological formations, and plants and birds.
Sat 28 Oct
Autumn Bird Walk
Saturday, October 28, 2023 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve

Walk along park trails identifying the many species of birds that migrate through the Preserve. Hawks, wood warblers, thrush, sparrows, and waterfowl should all be observed on this outing. Roundtrip 2 miles.
Sat 04 Nov
Tree Identification Walk
Saturday, November 4, 2023 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve

A look at the Park's trees and how to identify them by using bark, seeds, leaves and buds! Learn differences between hickories, oaks, cedars and many more.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Hiking