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State Land Access Permits

For Long Island Public Lands Managed by DEC

Instructions to Obtain the State Managed Land Access Permit

As of December 2022, the Region 1 State Managed Land Access Permit application is now located on NYSDEC's nForm Portal through PDF applications downloaded from DEC's website will no longer be accepted. Please follow the directions below to obtain a permit for Suffolk County DEC lands. Permits that have been issued within the last three years will continue to be honored for the remainder of the permit term.

The State Managed Land Access Permit must be submitted online through NYSDEC's nForm Portal, walk-in service prohibited.

Currently you must have or register with to complete and submit the Managed Land Access Permit. For further information, visit the nForm Portal. If you have a hunting, fishing or other sporting license you may already have a account.

You may register at by following the Managed Land Access Permit link and clicking on "Create an Account."

You will receive an e-mail confirming that your permit has been received and submitted correctly. The e-mail may not be immediate as it is not an automated reply.

You DO NOT need to mail a signed copy of your permit to the DEC.

If you have questions regarding the access permit application, please email or call (631) 444-0270.

Seasonal Access Permit

A State Managed Land Access Permit is required for all activities on all NYSDEC managed lands on Long Island except for Waterway Access Sites.

A State Managed Land Access permit is needed for anyone over the age of 12 to access DEC managed lands on Long Island. The access permit must be carried at all times while on the property and your Managed Land Parking Permit must be visibly displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle while you are on the property and/or boating ramp facility. This permit is free and valid for three years. Permit holders must observe regulations for use of NYSDEC managed lands in Suffolk County.

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Information for Hunters

In addition to the three-year seasonal access permit, a daily access permit is required for all hunting on Rocky Point and Otis Pike Preserve properties during November and December and for deer hunting on all applicable properties during the special January firearm deer season. Consult the public hunting opportunities in Suffolk County web page for information on obtaining hunting permits.

Group/Special Use Permits

Group permits and special use permits are also available for appropriate activities. It is recommended groups seeking these permits apply for them 30 days prior to a planned activity.
To request a group or special use permit, mail a request to:
Forestry, NYSDEC - SUNY at Stony Brook
50 Circle Road
Stony Brook, NY 11790.

Sporting Licenses (Valid Statewide)

To purchase hunting and fishing licenses, individuals may visit:

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