Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, situated on a scenic peninsula extending into Long Island Sound, offers miles of bridle paths, walking, jogging, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and nature trails over acres of woodland, meadows, rock shoreline and salt marsh. The park has beautiful gardens, excellent fishing and scuba diving by permit. In 1921 Marshall Field III purchased 1750 acres of Lloyd Neck to create one large estate. He named the land after its Matinecock Indian name, Caumsett, which means "place by a sharp rock."
Field created a self-sufficient English-style estate as a combination country club, hunting preserve, and home, complete with its own water and electrical supply. When the estate was finished, it had facilities for every sport except golf. Caumsett State Historic Park was acquired by New York State in 1961. The park is diverse; fishing, hiking, bird watching, nature photography, and nature study are among the many activities visitors may pursue. The polo pony barn provides lessons, boarding & equestrian services as part of the Lloyd Harbor Equestrian Center. The summer cottage houses the Nassau BOCES Outdoor and Environmental Education Program. The historic Henry Lloyd Manor house built in 1711 is leased to the Lloyd Harbor Historical Society. The Historical Society provides historic interpretation of life during the colonial period. Hours of Operation: Park hours and facility operations are subject to change. Patrons are encouraged to contact the park directly to confirm operating hours before traveling.
Admission: April through November vehicle use fee in effect, Empire Pass card is accepted. Hours of collection change throughout the season, please call for details.
Hiking, bird watching, jogging, walking and photography are allowed year round.
All commercial photography requires a permit, including wedding, family, engagment photos. Please contact the Long Island Regional Permits Office for assistance: 631-321-3515.
All Horses must be current on all vaccinations and be able to show proof upon request. All equestrian riders must wear helmets.
Visitors, please note: Metal detecting at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve is prohibited. Also prohibited are: Rollerblades, skateboards, longboards, scooters (any type), pets, and open fires (any type).
Cross country skiing is available during the winter from 8 am - 4:30 pm.
Fishing is allowed 4/1 - 12/31. Permits can be obtained at Babylon Headquarters. & Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve (Limited no. avail.)
Scuba Diving is available 4/1 - 12/31. Permit obtained at Babylon Headquarters.
The park is open year round from sunrise to sunset 7 days a week.
Directions: Long Island Expressway or Northern State Parkway to Route 110 North (7.0 miles from LIE Exit 49N) to Route 25A West, (0.4 miles, three traffic lights), to West Neck Road (North, 5.1 miles) to park.
Fees & Rates
Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.
The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $65- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more.
Caumsett Fishing Permit
Annual Permit (NYS Residents) $40
Annual Permit (Non-NYS Residents) $75
24 Hour Permit $25
Regional Diving Permit
NYS Driver's License $80
Out of State Driver's License $125
Vehicle Entrance Fee
Non-Profit Buses (By permit only)$35
Commercial Buses $75
4/1/17 - 5/26/17 Weekends only, 8am - 4:30pm
5/27/17 - 9/4/17 Daily, 8am - 5:00pm
9/5/17 - 10/9/17 Daily, 8am - 4:00pm
10/10/17 - 11/19/17 Weekends only, 8am - 3:00pm
*Engagement, wedding, family, and other professional photography at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve requires a permit which must be obtained prior to your arrival. The permit application can be acquired from the Permit Office at 631-321-3515 or online here. The application must be received no less than 10 business days prior to the date of event. Park use applications and fees can be sent to:
NY State Parks Permit Office P.O. Box 247 Babylon, NY 11702