Napeague State Park

Napeague State Park

About this park

Napeague State Park is a 1,364-acre state park in the town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York. The largely undeveloped park stretches across the entire narrow width of the South Fork of Long Island from the Atlantic Ocean to Gardiners Bay and Block Island Sound. The park is located on either side of the Montauk Highway (New York Route 27) on the “Napeague Stretch” between Amagansett and Montauk. The hamlet of Napeague is located on the park’s edge.

Napeague State Park’s land was initially purchased by the Nature Conservancy in 1976 and conveyed to New York State in 1978. It consists mostly of wetlands in areas where waves washed over Long Island during the Great Hurricane of 1938.

Napeague was the location of the crash of American Airlines Flight 1502 in 1961, resulting in the deaths of 6 aboard.

There is virtually no infrastructure or permitted camping at the park, which is administered by nearby Hither Hills State Park. Its most distinguishing natural feature, a pristine Atlantic Ocean beach, is usually closed during the summer because the endangered piping plover nests near the beach.

A landmark within the park is the huge abandoned Smith Meal fish factory in an area on Gardiners Bay called Promised Land.

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