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Public Access to New York's Marine Waters

New York State's marine waters offer abundant recreational opportunities including fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing. Below is a list of points of contact where you can obtain information about boat ramps, fishing piers, public beaches for fishing and places where you can enjoy our marine environment.

Marine Boat Ramp and Fishing Access Interactive Map

DEC's Marine Boat Ramp and Fishing Access Interactive Map provides information on boat ramps and saltwater fishing access points on Long Island in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Boat ramps are displayed in the initial map view and fishing access points can be added to the map by turning that feature on.

The map includes information about the type of ramp or access point, location, amenities, and organization with jurisdiction. Check with the municipality or organization with jurisdiction, for permits, fees, or restrictions.

New York City Fishing Map

DEC's I FISH NY New York City Fishing Map (PDF) shows publicly available freshwater and saltwater fishing sites within the five boroughs of New York City. The map shows nearby subway lines, common fish species, and provides links and contact information for relevant information and fishing regulations.

For basic information on fishing see Getting Started Fishing NYC.

DEC Marine Waterway Access Sites

DEC operates five Marine Waterway Access Sites on Long Island that have opportunities for a variety of activities. All of these sites are open to the public 24/7.

  • Hashamomuck Waterway Access Site
  • Mattituck Creek Waterway Access Site
  • Oyster Bay Western Waterfront Waterway Access Site
  • Oyster Ponds Waterway Access Site
  • Moriches Waterway Access Site
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Morton National Wildlife Refuge, Sag Harbor: (631) 725-2270
  • Target Rock NWR, Lloyd Neck: (631) 271-2409
  • Werthein NWR, Shirley: (631) 286-0485
National Park Service
  • Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue: (631) 289-4810
  • Gateway National Recreation Area: (718) 354-4606
New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
  • Long Island Region: (631) 669-1000
  • Captree State Park, Babylon: (631) 669-0449
  • Caumsett State Park, Lloyd Neck: (631) 423-1770
  • Heckscher State Park, East Islip: (631) 581-2100
  • Hither Hills State Park, Montauk: (631) 668-2461
  • Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh: (516) 785-1600
  • Montauk State Park, Montauk: (631) 668-2461
  • Orient Beach State Park, Orient Point: (631)323-2440
  • Robert Moses State Park, Babylon: (631) 669-0449
  • Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park: (631) 269-4333
  • Wildwood State Park, Wading River: (631) 929-4314
Suffolk County Parks, Recreation and Conservation
  • General Information: (631) 854-4949
  • Cedar Point County Park, Sag Harbor: (631) 852-7620
  • Cupsogue Beach County Park, Westhampton Beach: (631) 852-8111
  • Indian Island County Park, Riverhead: (631) 852-3232
  • Montauk County Park, Montauk: (631) 852-7878
  • Shinnecock East County Park, Southampton: (631) 852-8899
  • Shinnecock West County Park, Hampton Bays: (631) 852-8288
  • Smith Point County Park, Shirley: (631) 852-1313
Suffolk Towns & Villages:

Town of East Hampton

  • Bay Constable: (631) 329-3078

Town of Southampton

  • Parks and Recreation: (631) 283-6011
  • Town Trustees: (631) 287-5717

Town of Shelter Island

  • Town Clerk: (631) 749-1166

Town of Southold

  • Recreation Department: (631) 765-5182
  • Town Clerk: (631) 765-1801

Town of Riverhead

  • Recreation Department: (631) 727-5744

Town of Brookhaven

  • Parks, Recreation and Human Resources: (631) 451-6100

Town of Smithtown

  • Parks and Beaches: (631) 269-1122

Town of Islip

  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs: (631) 224-5648

Town of Huntington

  • Parks and Recreation: (631) 351-3089

Town of Babylon

  • Parks and Recreation: (631) 893-2100

Village of Babylon: (631) 669-1500

Village of Bellport: (631) 286-0327

Village of Quogue (631) 653-4498

Village of Sag Harbor (631) 725-2368

Village of Westhampton Beach (631) 288-1654

Nassau County Recreation and Parks
  • General Information: (516) 572-0200
  • Bay Park, East Rockaway: (516) 593-5855
  • Inwood Park, Inwood: (516) 571-7894
  • Wantagh Park, Wantagh: (516) 785-7777
Nassau Towns & Villages

Town of Oyster Bay

  • Harry Tappen Beach Boat Basin, Glenwood Landing: (516) 671-0484
  • Theodore Roosevelt Beach and Marina, Oyster Bay: (516) 922-5812
  • Tobay Beach and Boat Basin, Jones Island: (516) 679-0720
  • John J. Burns Park, Massapequa: (516) 797-5010

Town of North Hempstead

  • Parks and Recreation: (516) 327-3100
  • Bar Beach Park, Port Washington: (516) 767-4625
  • Manorhaven Beach Park, Port Washington: (516) 767-4618

Town of Hempstead

  • Parks and Recreation: (516) 292-9000
  • Conservation and Waterways: (516) 431-9200

Village of Freeport (516) 377-2314

Westchester County Parks
  • General Information: (914) 231-4500
  • Glen Island Park: (914) 813-6720 or (914) 813-6721
Westchester Towns & Villages

Village of Mamaroneck (914) 698-3142


More about Public Access to New York's Marine Waters:

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    123 Kings Park Blvd.
    (Nissequogue River State Park)
    Kings Park, New York 11754
    631-444-0438
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