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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.

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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).

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 www.captreefleet.com 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 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.

  • 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

    Collected:
    5/5 - 5/20, 8 AM - 4 PM, weekends & holidays
    5/26 - 9/3, 7 AM - 6 PM, weekends & holidays; 8 AM - 4 PM, Mondays through Fridays
    9/8 - 10/14: 8 AM - 4 PM, weekends & holidays.
Sat 04 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Captree State Park
(631) 669-0449

Register
Start time: 9am
End time: 11am

Meeting Location: Captree overlook parking lotParking Instructions: Upon entering the park, volunteers should immediately bear to the right, following the road to the Captree Overlook parking lot. Volunteers can meet the staff at the main building in this parking lot. Ages: All ages welcome

Volunteer Project: Beach cleanup and gardening. Please bring: Sunscreen

We can accommodate: Large Groups, small groups, college student groups, Boy or Girl Scouts Questions? Call: 631-84-85303 Email: bradley.cameron@parks.ny.gov

Registration: Required
Sat 10 Aug
SNAPPER & CRAB DERBY
Saturday, August 10, 2019 until Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Captree State Park
(631) 669-0449

An annual tournament held at Captree State Park to encourage children 16 years old and younger to discover and enjoy 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.

Location: Captree State Park, Ocean Parkway, NY Fishing Pier

Fee: Free to public

Vehicle Use Fee: $8.00

Sat 07 Sep
DOCKSIDE FAMILY FESTIVAL
Saturday, September 7, 2019 until Sunday, September 8, 2019 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Captree State Park
(631) 669-0449

Now celebrating its thirty-sixth year, this event has a nautical theme and provides activities and entertainment for people of all ages. Some highlights include live music, merchandise vendors, pony rides, crab races, and various interactive
Fri 25 Oct
SOUTH SHORE SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT
Friday, October 25, 2019 until Sunday, October 27, 2019
Captree State Park
(631) 669-0449

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. Cash and equipment prizes will be awarded to winners.

Dates: Friday, October 25th through Sunday, October 27th

Times: Noon on Friday through Noon on Sunday

Location: Waters between Moriches and Jones Inlet

Awards Ceremony: 10/27 at Captree State Park, 12:30PM

Fee: $15 per participant

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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)