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Heckscher State Park

Heckscher State Park
Box 160, East Islip, NY 11730
Phone: (631) 581-2100
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Heckscher State Park has more than a million visitors a year. Twenty miles of trails attract hikers, bicycle and cross-country skiers. Consistent winds and waves make this an ideal spot to go windsurfing. Swimmers can use the Great South Bay or the swimming pool complex. There are picnic areas, a boat launch ramp, playing fields, playground and 69 camp sites.Only vehicles under eleven feet high can come into the campgrounds.

Directions to Heckscher State Park

At the end of the Heckscher State Parkway, 50 miles from Manhattan on the south shore of LI, within the East Islip/Great River Area in Suffolk County.

Heckscher State Park Information


Open year round, seven days a week, sunrise to sunset.


Dogs only. Access in undeveloped areas only, on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in camping, bathing and picnic areas. Not allowed in buildings or on walkways.

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