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Sunken Meadow State Park

Kings Park, Suffolk County

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The east end of the park has salt marshes where snowy and common egrets, black-crowned night herons and great blue herons can be seen fishing in the waters of the marsh. Piping plovers, least and common terns and a variety of gulls nest or come to the area to feed. Diamond-back terrapins and snapping turtles can be seen in the creek, while the salt marsh is a good place to spot horseshoe crabs. Red foxes, eastern gray squirrels and deer are seen along woodland trails in the park.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Trails
  • Lookouts
  • Boardwalk
  • Beach

Recreational Opportunities

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Windsurfing
  • Golfing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Picnicking

Accessible Features

International Symbol of Accessibility

This Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has accessible features that include a beach, picnic pavilions and recreation programs. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.

Size

1,266 acres

Closest Town

Kings Park

Directions

Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Sunken Meadow State Park. (This link will open a page outside the DEC website. Hold the "Shift" key down, and click on the link to open it in a new window.)

Contact Information

Telephone: 631-269-4333
Address: Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park, NY 11754
Website: Sunken Meadow State Park (This link leaves the DEC website)

Photo Credits: Sue Shafer, John Williams, Ariana Newell