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Captree State Park

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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

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.

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No Pets Allowed

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

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round. Park closes daily at 10 PM.
  • Amenities: Kayaks, canoes, & paddle boards can be used at The Overlook

  • Boating: Transient berthing: sunrise - sunset.

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

  • Captree Cove Restaurant: Open May through November 30th. Please call 631-587-3447 for hours.
  • Boat Ramp: Available all year and 9/15 - 12/31 overnight. Parking in boat launch area (by night fishing permit ONLY.)
  • Captree Concession: Open year round. Call 631-376-1866.
  • Fishing: Available all year. Overnight parking allowed, by night fishing permit ONLY. (April 1 - Dec. 31)
  • Picnicking: Available all year. Permit required for groups of 50 or more. No fee required.
  • Playground: Available all year, weather permitting. Accessible.

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 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.

  • Metal Detecting
  • By Permit Only $40
    *Only available regionally
  • Night Sport Fishing Permit
  • NYS Vehicle Registration $30
    Out of State Vehicle Registration $55
    7 Day Sport Fishing Permit $25 - Only available regionally
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $8
    Non-Profit Buses (By permit only) $35
    Commercial Buses $75

    5/2 - 5/19, 8 AM - 4 PM, weekends & holidays
    5/24 - 9/2, 7 AM - 6 PM, weekends & holidays; 8 AM - 4 PM, Mondays through Fridays
    9/7 - 10/14: 8 AM - 4 PM, weekends & holidays.
Sat 06 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 6, 2017 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Captree State Park
(631) 669-0449

Project/Event Description: prepping and planting flowers in boxes, planters and beds along the dockside and toll entrance.
Meeting Location: on the patio behind the main building/concession. All ages welcome

Project/Event Description:prep and paint lifeguard stands
Meeting Location: park maintenance. Appropriate for 13 and up

Project/Event description Shore and area litter picking
Meeting Location: park maintenance. All ages welcome


Registration: Required
Sat 12 Aug
Snapper & Crab Derby
Saturday, August 12, 2017 until Sunday, August 13, 2017 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Captree State Park
(631) 669-0449

Enjoy a day on the fishing piers at Captree State Park for the annual derby! Bring your own equipment or for a small fee rent equipment from the Captree Fuel, Bait and Tackle Shop. 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 for the 1st thru 3rd heaviest snapper and crab in each age category.

Sat 09 Sep
Dockside Family Festival
Saturday, September 9, 2017 until Sunday, September 10, 2017 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Captree State Park
(631) 669-0449

A family-oriented, nautical themed event, that includes live music, delicious food and assorted merchandise vendors, pony rides, crab races, boat rides, a magic show, interactive pirate show, and various displays for children of all ages to enjoy.

Fri 13 Oct
South Shore Fishing Classic
Friday, October 13, 2017 until Sunday, October 15, 2017 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Captree State Park
(631) 669-0449

A fishing tournament for the largest Striped Bass, Bluefish and largest Striped Bass Released. All fish must be hooked and landed from the beach, surf, jetty, bank or pier. Registration is required. Awards ceremony takes place at the conclusion of the tournament.

$15 per participant

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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