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Tidal Wetland Areas

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The following state tidal wetlands provide opportunities for fishing, hiking, canoeing, and seasonal small and big game hunting in upland and salt water wetland habitats.

A Region 1 State Land Access permit is required. Call NYSDEC at (631) 444-0270 for more information. Recreationists must observe regulations for use of NYSDEC-managed lands in Suffolk County.

Find information on hunting on Long Island and on public hunting areas on Long Island for hunting opportunities and how to obtain hunting permits. General information on hunting includes how-to and safety tips with links to seasons, rules and regulations.

Babylon Marshes

  • Map of Babylon Marshes (PDF)
  • Located in the Town of Babylon. The property can only be accessed by boat.
  • Waterfowl hunting is allowed here.

Bellport Bay

  • Map of Bellport Bay (PDF)
  • Located in the Town of Brookhaven.
  • Waterfowl hunting is allowed here.

Benton Bay-Ludlow Creek

Fireplace Neck

  • Map of Fireplace Neck (PDF)
  • Located in the Town of Brookhaven.
  • Waterfowl, archery and small game hunting are allowed here.

Flax Pond

Havens Point

  • Map of Havens Point (PDF)
  • Located in the Town of Brookhaven.
  • Waterfowl, archery and small game hunting are allowed here.

Johns Neck

  • Map of Johns Neck (PDF)
  • Located in the Town of Brookhaven.
  • Waterfowl hunting is allowed here.

Long Beach Bay

  • Map of Long Beach Bay (PDF)
  • Located in the Town of Southold.
  • Waterfowl, archery and small game hunting are allowed here.

Northwest Harbor

  • Map of Northwest Harbor (PDF)
  • Located in the Town of East Hampton.
  • Waterfowl and archery hunting are allowed here.

Timber Point


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