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Connetquot River State Park Preserve

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Address
Box 505
Oakdale, NY 11769
Latitude 40.748135
Longitude -73.152435

Summer Nature Programs
Summer Nature Program Descriptions
Fall Nature Programs

Connetquot River State Park Preserve maintains 3,473 acres of land and water for the protection and propagation of game birds, fish and animals. Deer and waterfowl are numerous, rare nesting birds, including the osprey, are present and there are numerous rare plants, and other interesting flora, such as trailing arbutus and pink lady's slipper in their natural habitats. The preserve also has 50 miles of hiking, horseback riding, cross-country ski and nature trails, as well as fishing (by permit only) on the Connetquot River.

For Schools: Environmental Education Programs

Youth Programs available

The Long Island Environmental Interpretive Center is home to the Regional Environmental Education Team of environmental educators. Schools, youth organizations and special interest groups can make arrangements for interpretive programs and hikes at any of the State Parks on Long Island by calling this office. In addition to group hikes there are Fun for Kids Activities, Family Adventure Programs and Adult Ed-ventures for the general public run at several State Parks.

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No Pets Allowed

Hours of Operation

  • Open Tuesdays - Sundays, year round. Closed Mondays 
  • Parking: Available year round. Vehicle Use Fee in effect Tuesdays - Sundays, 8 am - 4 pm.
  • Environmental Programs closed Mondays year-round.
    Tiny Tots program held every other Tuesday.
    4/1 - 9/30
    10/1 - 3/31 - Environmental program closed Mondays & Tuesdays.
  • Fly Fishing Season: Open Year Round (Session Times: 8 am - 12 pm & 12 pm - 4 pm.)Additional hours in June, July & August (Session Times: 8 am - 12 pm, 12 pm - 4 pm & 4pm - 8pm. )

    Trout Fishing Permits required in addition to valid NYS freshwater fishing license.*Keep 2 fish in the size rang 10"-13"

  • Fly Fishing: Group Outing Program: Upon request only.


  • Horse Trailer Parking: Available all year. 8 am - 4 pm.
  • Cross Country Skiing: Available in the winter season when conditions permit.
  • South Side Sportsmen's Club Historic House Tours:
    Step back in time as you tour the Main House of the South Side Sportsmen's Club. A docent will discuss the history of the tavern, the land, buildings, and members of the high society Sportsmen's Club's, and how it came to be Connetquot River State Park Preserve.

    First Sunday of Each Month

    Each tour is about 45 minutes long. 1:00 - 2:00 pm. No reservations are required for this program. For more information please call 631-581-1072.

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.

  • Environmental Interpretive Programs
  • $4 per adult
    $4 per child (3-17 yrs.)
  • Fly Fishing
  • $20 per 4 hour session
  • Fly Fishing: Group Outing Program
  • $25 per person (4hr session)

  • Horseback Riding
  • $50 yearly permit & $10 day riding permit
  • House Tours
  • $4 per adult
    $4 per child
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $8
    Non-Profit Buses (By permit only) $35
    Commercial Buses (By permit only) $75

Maps

Digital Maps

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

Sun 23 Sep
Dragons & Damsels: (Adult Program)
Sunday, September 23, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Join Lane and Joan Smith to discover the varieties, similarities and differences, as well as the sheer grace and beauty of damselflies and dragonflies.

Registration: Required
Tue 25 Sep
Tiny Tots: “Nature Discoveries”- Nocturnal Neighbors
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5.

Registration: Required
Sat 29 Sep
Woodland Surprise: (Family Program)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Enjoy ‘Get Outdoors Week' while exploring the forest. Discover all the little things that make it special. It might surprise you!

Registration: Required
Sun 07 Oct
Historic House Tour
Sunday, October 7, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1005

Family Program: Step back in time as you tour the Main House of the South Side Sportsmen’s Club. A docent will discuss the history of the tavern and the high society Sportsmen’s Club which shaped Connetquot River State Park Preserve into what it is today.
Tue 09 Oct
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1005

October 9th- Falling Leaves

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5. Held on Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:00 am

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Bridle Path
  • Gift Shop
  • Museum/Visitors Center
  • Nature Trails
  • Activities
  • Fishing (Accessible)
  • Hiking
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing