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The Parks Department offers numerous recreational opportunities for park visitors on its outer beaches. Weather and beach conditions permitting, the Parks Department allows day and night fishing, camping and day trips for patrons with a properly permitted 4-wheel drive vehicle.

Effective May 6, 2015 until Further Notice:

Smith Point County Park: The Outer Beach at Smith Point County Park will be open for day trips and fishing only beginning Thursday, May 7, 2015 for limited access.  Please check with Park upon arrival for map and access instructions.

Cupsogue Beach County Park: Access to the Outer beach is open to the inlet.

Montauk County Park: Outer Beach is open for day trips, weather permitting. For up-to-date conditions please call the Park Office at (631)852-7879

Shinnecock East: Outer Beach is open for day trips, weather permitting. 

Charles F. Altenkirch County Park, formerly known as Shinnecock West County Park: Outer Beach is open from September 15 – March 15. Limited parking is available, for County residents, in the parking lot adjacent to the inlet.

Cedar Point County Park: Outer Beach is closed.