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Hallock State Park Preserve

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Address
6062 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11947
Latitude 40.983138
Longitude -72.588944

Hallock State Park Preserve offers a total of 225 acres. Hallock State Park Preserve is a shorefront park preserve that offers nearly one mile of pristine beachfront on the North Shore of Long Island along the Long Island Sound.

Hiking, nature walks, and bird watching are available. Development of the remainder of the preserve is in the planning stages and may include formal trails, environmental education, and activities appropriate for a park preserve.

Trail Guide
Print and fold to create a guide for an individual or family walk at Hallock State Preserve. If you cannot print 2-sided, the two sheets can be printed and stabled together, back-to-back, before folding. The markers follow the Yellow Trail, which starts in the northwest corner of the upper parking lot. A park map is also available on this site. 

Pet Policy: No pets allowed

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 423 Jamesport, NY 11947

Hours of Operation

  • 4/1/2023 - 10/29/2023 hours are 10:00am - 6:00pm
    10/30/2023 - 3/31/2024 hours are 8:00am - 4:00pm

    Open Holidays: New Year's Day, MLK Day (January18), Washington's Birthday (February 15), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Fees & Rates

  • Entrance/Use
  • Parking fee is $8 per car.

    Empire Passport and Golden Park Program accepted.

Maps

Digital Maps

New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.

Sat 02 Mar
WEEKLY BEACH MONITORING AND CLEAN-UP
Saturday, March 2, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
This weekly walk and discussion with members of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and park staff monitors for cold-stun or injured sea turtles and sea life along the Park Preserves one-mile of pristine Long Island Sound beachfront. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring gloves. Trash pickers and buckets will be provided, to help remove debris that can harm sea life.
Sat 02 Mar
FLIGHT OF THE TIMBERDOODLE
Saturday, March 2, 2024 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
Observe the quirky American Woodcock Courtship Display during dusk at the Preserve. We will first meet in the Community Room at the Visitor Center for a quick overview of this fascinating mating ritual, then drive to the upper parking lot before heading on the trail to search for this normally elusive bird. Inclement weather cancels, rain date is Saturday March 9th.
Sat 09 Mar
CULTURAL LANDSCAPE WALKING TOUR
Saturday, March 9, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hallock State Park Preserve
On this walk of 3 miles roundtrip, we will hike the little seen eastern section of the Park Preserve, taking in beautiful pastoral scenes, a freshwater pond and Howells Spring.
Sat 09 Mar
WEEKLY BEACH MONITORING AND CLEAN-UP
Saturday, March 9, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
This weekly walk and discussion with members of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society and park staff monitors for cold-stun or injured sea turtles and sea life along the Park Preserves one-mile of pristine Long Island Sound beachfront. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring gloves. Trash pickers and buckets will be provided, to help remove debris that can harm sea life.
Sat 09 Mar
PIPING PLOVER PERILS
Saturday, March 9, 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Hallock State Park Preserve
Learn about the challenges our endangered shorebird faces, the Piping Plover, and what you can do to help save this species. Discover the plover's natural history and behavior, help with a beach clean-up, and assist with the installation of symbolic fencing to protect the hidden nests.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Hiking