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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

Spring Nature Programs
Program Descriptions

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.

*To receive information on programs via email, sign up for Long Island State Park & Nature's  electronic mailing list here.

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: 2/1 - 10/15. (Session Times: 8 am - 12 pm & 12 pm - 4 pm.)
    Trout Fishing Permits required in addition to valid NYS freshwater fishing license.
    *Catch and release ONLY. No kill, no possession.
  • Fly Fishing: Group Outing Program: Upon request only.

    Group outing request forms available at park office or upon request. Minimum group size required. Valid NYS Fishing License required. Must provide fly fishing equipment as specified.
  • 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 and Third Sunday of Each Month:
    February 5th & February 19th
    March 5th & March 19th

    Tours run continuously. Each tour is about 45 minutes long. Please arrive any time between 1:00 and 3:00 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 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.

  • Environmental Interpretive Programs
  • $4 per adult
    $4 per child (3-17 yrs.)
  • Fly Fishing
  • $20 per 4 hour session
  • Fly Fishing: Group Outing Program
  • $20 per person (4hr session)
    Minimum of 20 people per group
  • 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 04 Jun
Southside Sportsmen’s Club Historic House Tours
Sunday, June 4, 2017 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1005

Step back in time as you tour the Main House of the Southside Sportsmen's Club. A docent will discuss the history of the tavern, land, buildings, and members of the high society Sportsmen's Club's, and how it came to be Connetquot River State Park Preserve.

Tours run continuously. Please arrive any time between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Each tour is about 45 minutes long.

Tue 06 Jun
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Nocturnal Neighbors
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1005

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

Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Sat 17 Jun
Family Program: Turtles, Snakes & Frogs Oh My!
Saturday, June 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Meet Myrtle the Turtle and her friends during an interactive program introducing turtles, snakes, and frogs. Enjoy a short hike to explore the habitats of these fascinating animals.

Registration: Required
Sun 18 Jun
Southside Sportsmen’s Club Historic House Tours
Sunday, June 18, 2017 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1005

Step back in time as you tour the Main House of the Southside Sportsmen's Club. A docent will discuss the history of the tavern, land, buildings, and members of the high society Sportsmen's Club's, and how it came to be Connetquot River State Park Preserve.

Tours run continuously. Please arrive any time between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Each tour is about 45 minutes long.

Tue 20 Jun
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Beautiful Birdies
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1005

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

Held on Tuesdays: 10:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

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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