Robert Moses State Park - Long Island
West Islip, Suffolk County
Robert Moses State Park is at the west end of Fire Island, with miles of shoreline along the Atlantic Ocean and the South Shore Estuary Reserve. A popular swimming destination, much of the park is still in a natural state, featuring dunes and salt marshes.
The park is home and refuge to more than 300 species of birds, including endangered shorebirds. It is located within a major migratory flyway, where many species of warblers and other songbirds can be seen. Thousands of monarch butterflies are visible throughout September and October during their migration to Mexico.
Wildlife to Watch
- Monarch butterfly
- Piping plover
- Snow owls
- Harbor seals
- White-tailed deer
- Red Fox
Where to Watch
- Observation Platform
This Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has accessible features that include fishing, beach, picnic pavilions and recreation programs. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.
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Address: Box 247, Babylon, NY 11702
Website: Robert Moses State Park (This link leaves DEC's website)
Photo Credits: Mike Morel (USFWLS), John Williams and Gary Lawton (OPRHP)