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Captree State Park

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Address
3500 E. Ocean Parkway
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Latitude 40.640312
Longitude -73.255707

Home to the largest public fishing fleet on Long Island, Captree State Park is a fishing haven and a picnicker's delight, located on the eastern tip of Jones Island at the end of the Ocean Parkway. Open and charter boats are available for saltwater fishing. No license or equipment is necessary as the boat staff provides everything you'll need for a day on the Great South Bay or the Atlantic Ocean. Information on the fishing fleet is available at http://captreefleet.com/

The fleet also offers sightseeing excursions and scuba diving trips. There are two large fishing piers available for those who want to catch a few crabs or fish from a pier.

A full service restaurant operates in the park along with a more casual refreshment stand serving the best chili dogs anywhere. A picnic area at The Overlook offers a beautiful view of Fire Island and the Fire Island Lighthouse while boats of a variety of sizes pass through the Fire Island Inlet just below. A retail bait and tackle shop offers fishing gear and operates the fuel pumps at the boat basin. A boat launch is available for boats larger than 14' providing direct access to the State Boat Channel.

Find more about park permit information

Pet Policy: No Pets Allowed

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 247 Babylon, NY 11702

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round. Park closes daily at 10 PM.
  • Boat Ramp: Available all year and 9/15 - 12/31 overnight. Parking in boat launch area (by night fishing permit ONLY.)
  • Fishing: Available all year. Overnight parking allowed, by night fishing permit ONLY. (April 1 - Dec. 31)
  • Boating: Transient berthing: sunrise - sunset.

    Charter boats available: Please call (631)669-6464 or visit www.captreefleet.com for information and fees.

  • Tiki Joe's at the Captree Boat Basin (Concessions) : Open year round, summer operational hours are from 6 AM-6 PM. Call 631-333-1063 or 631-218-9067 for more information.

    Tiki Joe's Captain's Table Restaurant: Open year round, summer operational hours are from 11 AM - 9 PM. Please call 631-333-1063 or 631-218-9067 for more information.

  • Picnicking: Available all year. Permit required for groups of 50 or more. No fee required.

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.

  • Night Sport Fishing Permit
  • NYS Driver's License $35
    Out of State Driver's License $60
    7 Day Sport Fishing Permit $25 - Only available regionally
  • Permits
  • Metal Detecting:
    By Permit Only $40
    *Only available regionally

    Night Sport Fishing Permit:
    NYS Driver's License $35
    Out of State Driver's License $60
    7 Day Sport Fishing Permit $25 - Only available regionally
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $8
    Non-Profit Buses (By permit only) $35
    Commercial Buses $75

    Fee Collected:
    Mon-Fri, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Weekends/Holidays, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 08 Aug
Snapper and Crab Derby
Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Captree State Park

This annual tournament is held at Captree State Park to encourage children 16 years old and younger to discover the joy of fishing. Prizes are awarded to the heaviest snapper and crab caught. "Catch and Release" is encouraged. Age categories are as follows: 7 years old & younger; 8 - 12 years old; and 13 - 16 years old. Awards ceremony will begin at 1:30 pm each day.

Sun 09 Aug
Snapper and Crab Derby
Sunday, August 9, 2020 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Captree State Park

This annual tournament is held at Captree State Park to encourage children 16 years old and younger to discover the joy of fishing. Prizes are awarded to the heaviest snapper and crab caught. "Catch and Release" is encouraged. Age categories are as follows: 7 years old & younger; 8 - 12 years old; and 13 - 16 years old. Awards ceremony will begin at 1:30 pm each day.

Sat 12 Sep
Dockside Family Festival
Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Captree State Park

This annual event has a nautical theme and provides activities and entertainment for people of all ages. Activities include live music, a pirate show, boat ride around the bay, pony rides, crab races, children's entertainment, interactive displays and merchandise vendors.

Sun 13 Sep
Dockside Family Festival
Sunday, September 13, 2020 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Captree State Park

This annual event has a nautical theme and provides activities and entertainment for people of all ages. Activities include live music, a pirate show, boat ride around the bay, pony rides, crab races, children's entertainment, interactive displays and merchandise vendors.

Fri 23 Oct
South Shore Surf Fishing Tournament
Friday, October 23, 2020 until Sunday, October 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Captree State Park

Annual Bluefish and Striped Bass surf fishing tournament open to the public. All fish must be hooked and landed from the beach, surf, jetty, bank or pier. Registration is required and can be done by mail in or in person at State Park Headquarters by October 16th. Cash and equipment prizes will be awarded to winners.

Location of the Tournament: Waters between Moriches and Jones Inlet.

Location of the Award Ceremony: 12:30pm on October 25, 2020 at Captree State Park. 

Registration: Required

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches (Accessible)
  • Canoeing/Kayaking * Paddle boards can also be launched at The Overlook.
  • Fishing (Accessible)
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Marina
  • Playgrounds (Accessible)