Suffolk County Parks Department

Suffolk County Parks Department


What's the latest on The Big Duck lighting this year?
I haven't seen a post about half price outerbeach passes this year.
House Cupsogue Outter beach today? Is it open to the inlet? Crowded? Thank you
I have an outer beach parking permit for 2020. When does this permit expire? I believe I purchased it in April 2020.
Can you purchase a day pass at Shinnecock to drive into outer beach? Thank you!
Is there any explanation at all why we have to get off the beach at 7pm? Will this change after this weekend?
Something has to be done about thefts at Smith Point. Numerous people had various things stolen last night. So many they must be driving around in a truck. Yes we shouldn’t leave anything out but this still shouldn’t go on on this level regardless. So many patrols for 2 cars at site but nothing during the night. Flag ship park???? Come on this isn’t rocket science. You know this goes on, Rangers need to work at night
I am having a difficult time understanding the reservation page. Do any of the campsites (preferred beach ones) offer tent camping?
So last week I went to play golf at Indian Island golf course and found out that now it was going to cost me $36 to have my own golf cart...double the price from the week before. Everyone in my group is over 73 years old with existing conditions. Should we really be forced into not being safe. Do the right thing.
Is camping still only online reservations? We don't want to pay for a 4 night minimum just to stay 2 nights. Plus there is a $10 fee to reserve online.
We can’t seem to get through at Shinnecock, the phone has been busy for over an hour, can someone answer this question.. If we are camping at Shinnecock, is there a lot to park a second car if someone needs to arrive later? If so, how late can that car arrive?
Just returned home from a week camping at Smith Point. We had an excellent time. The staff cleaning the bathrooms did an excellent job too!

Suffolk County Parks offers diverse leisure opportunities throughout the County for people of all ag

Photos from FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency's post 10/03/2023

Tomorrow, October 4, the Federal Communications Commission and FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency will be conducting a test of the Emergency Broadcast System at 2:20pm. Test messages will be sent to all TVs, radios and cell phones.


Attention Golfers: Bergen Point will be closed today, 10/3, and tomorrow 10/4, for aeration.


Unfortunately, the Big Duck will be closed today, 10/3/2023.


Notice for Smith Point: as of 9/17/2023, the outer beach has reopened for day tripping. Outer beach camping is still closed at this time.


Notice for Cupsogue: As of 9/14, the outer beach at Cupsogue County Park will be closed until further notice due to high tide and storm surge.


Notice for Smith Point: As of 9/13/2023, the outer beach is closed until further notice. This closure is due to the high tides being created by Hurricane Lee.

Photos from Suffolk County Parks Department's post 09/11/2023

Archery Hunting permits for the 2023-2024 season are now available for purchase in person or online.

Please see the information pack for more information on the rules and regulations, along with approved hunting locations. Maps can be found online:

In person purchase locations are: West Sayville Administration Office (weekdays only), Blydenburgh, Sears Bellows, Cedar Point, Indian Island, Smith Point and Cathedral Pines (weekends only).

Online permit purchases are mailed out using USPS certified mail. Please allow 7-10 business days for the pass to arrive, you will need to sign for the pass on delivery.

To purchase on the reservation system, please log into your account:


Notice for Cupsogue County Park: The Outer Beach has reopened. Please see the map for additional details. Please follow all posted fencing and signs.


Lifeguard hours will be extended to 6:30pm today, September 4, at Smith Point and Cupsogue Beaches.


Notice for Smith Point: As of 8/31/2023, the outer beach is open. Due to the high tides outer beach camping will remain closed.


Notice for Shinnecock East County Park: The parking lot has reached capacity.


Weather is looking good for movie night tonight! Tickets are free but registration is suggested:

Photos from Suffolk County Parks Department's post 08/17/2023

Beach goers we need your help! Recently a family lost their child’s cochlear processors at Smith Point. Should you find them, please turn them into the East Booth so that we can return them to the owner.

A note from the family: My family and I were camping but we had to leave suddenly because my kiddo lost her cochlear processors in the ocean!!!! This is a shot in the dark but did anyone find a blue headband with two holders on the side with possible devices that look like the ones in the picture. It would be in a plastic cover? Would you be willing to ask your neighbors if they found any? I know I seem a little crazy but these are super expensive and she can’t hear without them! Thanks 😊 I already called to see if anyone turned them in! We were at smith point camp group! The event happened yesterday. This is a picture of what the processor looks like and the headband she was wearing. Thanks. This is my post I posted around with the two pictures I sent. Thanks I know I am hoping for a miracle

Photos from Suffolk County Parks Department's post 08/17/2023

Outer beach camping at Smith Point will open today, August 17, 2023. There are 15 sites available for walk up only reservations. This area requires 4x4 permits and is for self contained camping only.


Join the adventure tomorrow night at Indian Island!
Tickets are free, register here:


Attention Campers! We are excited to announce that the Smith Point Campground will be open this winter during the off-season. Due to ongoing construction work at Cathedral Pines this winter, Smith Point along with Indian Island Campground will offer the off-season camping opportunities for the 2023-2024 winter season.

Please be advised that the Southaven County Park campground will be closed to winter reservations this year beginning Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 12:00 pm. For anyone with reservations at Southaven during this closure, you will have received an email alerting you to the closure and how we are handling any existing reservations. Please respond to that email or call our operations office with any questions, 631-854-4949.

Reservations for Smith Point County Park will open on our reservation system starting at 7:00 pm tomorrow, Wednesday, August 16, 2023.


Notice for Smith Point: the outer beach day trip area is now open to cut 3. Please see the map for additional details.


Notice for Shinnecock East County Park: The parking lot has reached capacity as of 9:30 am Sunday August 13, 2023.


Notice for Shinnecock East County Parks: The parking lot has reached capacity as of 8:30 am Saturday August 12, 2023.


Notice for Smith Point: The outer beach has been reopened. Unfortunately, this closure was due to an aprox 30ft whale that washed ashore early this morning. Please follow all posted fencing and barricades while visiting the outer beach as the site continues to be restricted.


Notice for Smith Point: Today, Friday August 11, 2023, the outer beach will be closed until further notice.


Cedar Point outer beach is now fully open. Please see the map for additional information.


Looking to visit The Big Duck this month? It will be open with limited hours from August 9-23, 2023. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday hours remain unchanged. Please call 631-852-3232 or 631-854-4949 if you have questions 🦆


Notice for Shinnecock East County Parks: The parking lot has reached capacity.


Sadly, due to the weather, we are canceling tonight’s movie night at Coindre Hall. You can still register for our August 18 movie night showing Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark being shown at Indian Island County Park.

Photos from Suffolk County Parks Department's post 08/04/2023

As a reminder the Smith Point bridge will be closed on Sunday, August 6 from 7AM-9:30AM for the triathlon.


Interested in joining the Parks team? We are hiring a Tree Trimmer I with experience in performing semi-skilled work involving the trimming, shaping, repairing, pruning and general care and maintenance of trees on municipal property.

For additional job details or to apply, click here today:


2023 Smith Point Lifeguard Tournament

Photos from Suffolk County Parks Department's post 07/31/2023

If you’re out enjoying Smith Point beach today, we have two fun events to check out! The Smith Point lifeguards are hosting their annual tournament and the SCPD 7th precinct is hosting “Coffee with a Cop”. It’s going to be a great day to beach 😎


Notice for Meschutt and Shinnecock East County Parks: As of 1:30pm on Sunday 7/30/2023, the parking lots at both parks have reached capacity.


Due to the heat advisory affecting Suffolk County today, Friday 7/28, Lifeguards will be extending their hours at Smith Point and Meschutt beaches.

Here are a few tips to help your beat the heat while you enjoy the beach this weekend:
⛱ Seek Out the Shade.
🧴 Protect Your Skin and the Ocean Ecosystem.
💦 Stay Hydrated.
🌞 Know When It's Time to Go.


Tonight at 7pm the reservation system will open for any available campsites at Shinnecock East.


The phone lines at our West Sayville Operations Office are currently down. If you need assistance, you can email us at: [email protected] or call Suffolk 311.


As of 10/18, the phone lines at our West Sayville Operations Office are still down. If you need assistance, you can email us at: [email protected] or call Suffolk 311.

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