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.
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No Pets Allowed
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 www.captreefleet.com for information and fees.
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.
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
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.
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.
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