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Robert Moses State Park - Long Island

West Islip, Suffolk County

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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

Where to Watch

  • Boardwalk
  • Observation Platform
  • Shoreline

Recreational Opportunities

  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Bird-watching
  • Boating
  • Picnicking

Accessible Features

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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.


875 acres

Closest Town

West Islip/Babylon


Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Robert Moses State Park. (leaves DEC website)

Contact Information

Telephone: 631-669-0470

Address: Babylon, NY 11702

Website: Robert Moses State Park (leaves DEC website)

Photo Credits: Mike Morel (USFWLS), John Williams and Gary Lawton (OPRHP)