Fishing and Beach Permits
New York State Parks
Gilgo Beach, Cedar Beach (the Sore Thumb area), Robert Moses State Park (Captree)/(Democrat Point), Napeague, Hither Hills, and Mountauk Point State parks. 4X4 Fishing/Beach access Purchase this permit for the same night fishing and parking privileges as the Fishing Permit described bellow PLUS allows for 4×4 beach access in designated areas at Gilgo Beach, Cedar Beach (the Sore Thumb area), Robert Moses State Park (Democrat Point), Napeague, Hither Hills, and Mountauk Point State parks.
You can purchase this permit at the park offices at either Robert Moses State Park, Belmont Lake State Park (park headquarters), or Montauk Downs (golf course building). Dates of sale: January 2 – April 30, and Tues. after Labor Day – December 31 Fee for the permit: $65 annually For more information contact: Long Island State Park Headquarter’s Permit Department (631) 321-3515 or (631) 321-3777 Robert Moses State Park , 631-669-0470, – 7 days per week Montauk Downs State Park, 631-668-500
Display This Permit on Dashboard This Permit not valid unless permittee and passengers over 12 years old, have in their possession rods, reels, line, bait and hooks or lures. This permit is valid for after-sunset parking for the purpose of night fishing ONLY at the State Parks listed from April 1 – Dec.31 CAPTREE: Main Field and Overlook Field. For vehicles with boat trailers parking is limited to 2 consecutive nights from Sept 14 to Dec 31. JONES BEACH: Fields #6, 10, West End #2 and West End Boat Basin HITHER HILLS: Except Memorial to Labor Day. MONTAUK POINT: Lower Park Lot ONLY. Limit of 48 hours consecutive parking. ROBERT MOSES: Field #2, all dates. Field #3 & 4 from Sept. 15 – Dec. 31 ONLY SUNKEN MEADOW: Field #1 and Field #3. GREEN ISLAND: Day / Night fishing is canceled until further notice. Specific Regulations are as follows: 1. Barbecues, open fires, camping, tents, shelters, surfboards, SCUBA-diving equipment, jet skis, wind-surf/sail equipment, alcoholic beverages and pets are PROHIBITED (EXCEPTION: Dogs are permitted on a 6 foot leash in designated areas ONLY at Hither Hills and Montauk Point State Parks).
Permit holders may be required to show fishing equipment (as specified on front of permit) at park upon request. 2. The driving or parking of vehicles on beach areas is prohibited except by special OPRHP – Long Island Region permit for properly equipped vehicles ONLY at designated areas. These 4-Wheel Drive permits may be purchased at the Montauk Complex, Robert Moses State Park and at the Regional Permit Office in Babylon 3. This permit is valid ONLY for vehicle bearing license plate number as indicated and is non-transferable to another person or vehicle. There will be NO REPLACEMENTS or REFUNDS FOR LOST STOLEN AND/OR REVOKED PERMITS. DUPLICATE PERMITS WILL NOT BE ISSUED. 4. Environmental conditions may require the temporary or permanent closure of all or part of beach areas accessed by this permit. Violation of any condition of this permit or any rule of STATE PARKS or Long Island Park Region may result in the immediate revocation of this permit (NO REFUND) and possible issuance of a summons.
Fishing Permits (Fishing Only)
This Permit allows for night parking and off-season parking for fishermen in designated areas at Jones Beach, Gilgo Beach, Captree State Park, Robert Moses State Park, Sunken Meadow State Park, Montauk State Park, and Hither Hills State Park. You can purchase these permits at the park offices at either Jones Beach State Park, Robert Moses State Park, Sunken Meadow State Park, Belmont Lake State Park (park headquarters), or Montauk Downs (golf course building). Issued from January 1st thru April 30th, and again from September 1st to December 31st. Fee for the permit: $30.00 annually For more information contact Long Island State Park Headquarter’s Permit Department (631) 321-3515 or (631) 321-3777
Caumsett State Park
Fishing Permits (Fishing Only)
Situated on a scenic peninsula extending into Long Island Sound this English-style estate offers miles of pathway winding through woodland, meadows, shoreline and salt marsh. With this permit you hsve day and night parking access for fishermen at the beach front lot. Purchase these permits early there are only a limited amount issued each year. Contact the Long Island State Park Headquarter’s Permit Department for the dates. Fee for the permit: $– annually (NOTE: Parking fees may also be imposed during daytime hours) Caumsett State Historic Park 25 Lloyd Harbor Road Huntington, NY 11743 (631) 423-1770 For more information contact Long Island State Park Headquarter’s Permit Department (631) 321-3515 or (631) 321-3777
Camp Hero (Montauk)
Camp Hero offers pristine maritime forests, freshwater wetlands, stunning ocean vistas and dramatic bluffs rising from the beach, as well as an historic military instillation. Fishing Permits (Fishing Only) This permit allows for parking at Camp Hero (Montauk Point, South side). This permit can only be obtained at Montauk Downs (golf course building) and Long Island State Park Headquarter’s Permit Department Issued: From January1st thru April 30th only. Fee for the permit: $25 annually Camp Hero State Park 50 South Fairview Ave Montauk, NY 11954 (631) 668-3781 For more information contact Long Island State Park Headquarter’s Permit Department (631) 321-3515 or (631) 321-3777 or Montauk Downs (631) 668-3781
Fire Island National Seashore (FINS)
4X4 Fishing/Beach access With this permit allows 4×4 fisherman access to the Fire Island National Seashore from the access area at Smith Point Park westward (no beach access is permitted from Robert Moses State Park Eastward). Purchase the permit at the ranger station at Smith Point Park Issued from April 1st thru June 15th and from September 15th thru December 31st ( 9:00 am to 12:00 pm M-F only) Fee for the Permit: $—– annually For more information call the ranger station at Smith Point Park (631) 281-3010 or the FINS Patchogue office at (631) 289-4810
Fishing Permits (Fishing Only)
With this permit allows for day and night parking for fishermen in designated areas at Floyd Bennett Field, Fort Tilden and Breezy Point. Purchase this permit at the park offices at either Floyd Bennett Field or Fort Tilden (former Army Base, building #1). Issued from January 1st through December 31st Fee for Permit: $25 annually For more information contact the park office at Fort Tilden (718) 318-4300 4X4 Fishing/Beach access What it gives you: Same night fishing and parking privileges as the Fishing Permit described above PLUS allows for 4×4 beach access at Breezy Point. NOTE: 4×4 access is only allowed early spring and from September 1st through December 31st. From April 1st thru August 31st 4×4 access is not permitted. This permit can only be purchased at the park office at Fort Tilden (former Army Base, building #1). Issued from: January 1st through December 31st Fee for Permit: $—— annually For more information contact the park office at Fort Tilden (718) 318-4300
Suffolk County Parks
Gives FREE beach permits and Green Keys to service connected disabled veterans who are Suffolk County residents and the only thing they require is your VA card and your vehicle registration.–Ross Goldberg Suffolk County Parks Outer Beach Stickers & Green Keys May be Purchased from West Sayville Golf Course Mon. – Fri. or Smith Point County Park every day Smith Point, Cupsogue, Shinnecock, Cedar Point (E. Hampton) & Theodore Roosevelt County Park (formerly Shagwong)
Residents: Resident Outer Beach Sticker $93.00 Resident Green Key $20.00 valid for 3 yrs
Non-Residents: Non-resident Outer Beach $200.00 Non-resident Green Key $8.00 (valid for 1 yr.) Non-resident 1/2 yr. Green Key $8.00 Non-resident 1/2 yr.
Outer Beach $75.00 (1/2 year valid from Sept. 16 to Dec.31)
Green Key Access $20, good for 3 years and outer beach 4X4 permit for $93 per calendar year with NO day use fee any more. A resident fall permit is $37.50. Sr. citizen and handicapped discounts on yearly.
NON-Resident: $200 permit per year. After Sept. 16th, the tourist (non-resident) fall permit fee is $75. They have day passes at $25 for resident and $35 for NON-residents between Memorial & Labor days. Call main office at 631-854-4949. Smith Point County Park Shirley (631) 852-1313
Smith Point County Park
Shirley (631) 852-1313
This park offers bay fishing for flounder, snapper and blowfish. Ocean fishing (surfcasting) for bluefish, weakfish and striped bass. Open year round. Off road vehicles need outer beach permit. Fire Island, Shirley (631) 852-1313 Camping Reservations (631) 244-7275 Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Directions: Take William Floyd Parkway (Long Island Expressway, exit 68 south) to it southern terminus at Fire Island. Cedar Point County Park East Hampton (631) 852-7620
Cedar Point County Park
East Hampton (631) 852-7620
This park offers saltwater fishing, surfcasting for bluefish and striped bass; also, shore fishing for snappers and blowfish. Fishing permitted between sunrise and sunset. Rowboats available for rent from mid May thru Labor Day or as posted by park personnel, on Alewive Pond only. Limited hand and trailer launching areas available, check with park personnel.
East Hampton (631) 852-7620
Camping Reservations (631) 244-7275
Directions: Montauk Highway east to Stephen Hands Path in East Hampton. Turn north and continue to Old Northwest Road. Turn right on to Northwest Road. Bear left and continue to Alewive Brook Road. The park entrance is nearly 100 yards down the road.
Theodore Roosevelt County Park
Montauk (631) 852-7878 (631) 852-7879 (seasonal)
Ocean fishing (surfcasting) is also permitted for bluefish, weakfish and striped bass. Theodore Roosevelt Park has excellent saltwater fishing for bluefish and striped bass on the northern portion of the park. Non-residents may obtain a recreational vehicle use permit for year round fishing opportunities at this park.
Check with park or parks administration at (631) 854-4949 for details. Montauk Highway, Montauk (631) 852-7878
Camping: (631) 852-7879
Horseback riding, hiking (self-guided nature trail brochure available), biking, canoeing, picnicking, fishing, hunting, outer beach access and camping (for self contained campers only NO TENTS).
Directions: Follow Montauk Highway East through Montauk Village. Continue on Montauk Highway past East Lake Drive. Park sign and entrance is on north side of Montauk Highway.
Shinnecock East County Park
Southampton (631) 852-8899 (seasonal)
This park offers ocean fishing for off road recreational vehicle permit holders. Park is located on the east side of the Shinnecock Inlet. Dune Road, Southampton (631) 852-8899 (seasonal) (631) 852-8290 (off-season)
Outer beach camping for self-contained vehicles only, saltwater fishing, and off-road recreational vehicle use. Directions: Sunrise Highway to Montauk Highway. South on Halsey Neck Lane to Dune Road. Make a right turn onto Dune Road and head west to the park entrance.
Cupsogue Beach County Park
Westhampton (631) 852-8111 (seasonal)
This park offers ocean fishing (surfcasting) for bluefish, weakfish and striped bass. Off road vehicles need outer beach permit. Dune Road, Westhampton (631) 852-8111 (seasonal) Swimming, fishing, scuba diving, camping, outer beach access, food concession, restrooms, showers, & special events in season.
Directions: From the Village of Westhampton Beach, go south on Jessup Lane and cross the bridge. Turn right onto Dune Road. Follow Dune Road to its western terminus in Westhampton Beach.
Indian Island County Park
Riverhead (631) 852-3232
This park offers saltwater fishing on Flanders Bay and nearby estuaries. Look for weakfish, striped bass, bluefish, and snappers. Suffolk County residents can now enjoy fishing on the Long Island Sound at Cordwood Landing County Park in Miller Place from April 1 to December 15. A Cordwood Landing Fishing permit is required. Limited permits available. Call (631) 854-4949 for more information. Cross River Drive (Route 105),
Riverhead (631) 852-3232
Camping Reservations (631) 244-7275
The activities available at Indian Island include: hiking, picnicking, camping, fishing, an activity field, and a playground.
Directions: LIE exit 71; Right turn onto Route 24 at end of exit ramp; Follow Route 24 south through the Riverhead Traffic Circle; Continue on Route 24 and make a left turn at the next traffic light onto Route 105; Follow Route 105 to entrance on right.
Night Fishing Permits To insure that surfcasters may enjoy increased fishing opportunities, the Parks Department sells night fishing permits for access to parks during the hours they are normally closed (10PM – 6AM). Permits are good only at the following locations: Smith Point, Shinnecock East, Charles F. Altenkirch, Orient Point, Cupsogue, Shinnecock Canal and Theodore Roosevelt County Park. Permits (resident and nonresident) can be purchased at Smith Point, Shinnecock East, Sears Bellows, Theodore Roosevelt County Park and West Sayville Administration Office. There is no charge for the permit if you purchase a Suffolk County Park Recreation Vehicle Use permit. Call the administration office (631) 854-4949 for further information and fees.
TOWN OF BABYLON
4 Wheel Drive: Residents Only Permit can be purchased at the Town Clerks Office 200 Sunrise Hwy. N. Lindenhurst
You Need two proof residency including NY Driver’s License. Registration and passport size color photo of the registration owner. Permit Fee is $40.00 Call 631-957-3005
TOWN OF SOUTH HAMPTON
4 Wheel Drive Permit purchased at Town Hall Trustees Office Hampton Rd., South Hampton $10.00 (Resident) $5.00 (Senior Citizen) NO MORE NON RESIDENT PERMITS Call 631-287-5717
TOWN OF EAST HAMPTON
4 Wheel Drive Permit can be purchased at Recreation Dept. Toilsome La., East Hampton Free for Residents $200.00 for Non-Resident Contact 631-324-4142 Silver Point Residents or non-residents. 24 Hour access. Cost $10. Must sit for photo ID. Available mid-September & good till May 1st. No vans or pick up trucks, no fires on beach. Wait for the guard at gate and each person in the car must possess a pass. Call 516-239-4500.
***** This information is provided as a service to our visitors “as is”. Rules, regulations and/or requirements (including fees) have been known to change from time to time, even during the same year. When we become aware of a change we will update this page accordingly. Also, certain areas (towns, municipalities, etc.) may require their own permits for beach access and/or parking in addition to the ones listed here. Further, beaches sometimes overlap jurisdictions and require multiple permits for complete access. It is always your responsibility ensure you have the proper valid permits for the area(s) you fish and that you comply with the most current regulations.