Heckscher State Park


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Heckscher State Park


Location:At the end of Heckscher State Parkway, in the East Islip/Great River Area in Suffolk County.
Facilities:69 campsites (vehicles must be under 11 feet high to enter campground), showers, picnic areas, picnic pavilions, playground, playing fields, food concession, multi-use trails (20 miles), nature trail, beach, swimming pool, boat launch ramp (é).
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, bay and pool swimming, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, recreation and nature programs.
Special Features:Located on Great South Bay, park attacts more than a million visitors a year. Its campgrounds were ranked among the top 100 in the US in 2005.
Address:PO Box 160
East Islip, NY 11730

Phone:631-581-2100
Web: www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkId=153
Size: 1,657 acres.

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Select cottages at Heckscher State Park on the Great South Bay are now available to book online and will be open in time for the July 4th holiday weekend.
This two-day outdoor family event is held in Heckscher State Park in early October, and admission for the public is absolutely free.
A small greenhouse was established at Heckscher State Park to house potted nursery stock until plantings could resume in early 1996.