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Update:  September 8, 2016

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 September 8, 2016 until Further Notice:

Smith Point County Park: The Outer Beach at Smith Point has REOPENED for day trips.  Fishermen has access to the inlet.  Limited outer beach camping is available just west of cut #3 on a first-come, first-served basis.  For up-to-date conditions please call the Park Office at (631)852-1315.

Cupsogue Beach County Park: The outer beach is now open to the inlet.  There is no beach front driving.

Montauk County Park: The Outer Beach is open for camping and day tripping.  For up-to-date conditions please call the Park Office at (631)852-7879

Shinnecock East: The outer beach is open for day trips.  Sites 66-103 are currently closed for camping.  If you have a reservation at one of these sites, please call our office at (631) 854-4949 for site relocation or cancellation.  

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: the Outer Beach is Open for day trips all the way to the lighthouse.