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 on the eastern portion of the property. 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.
Hallock State Park Preserve, formally known as Jamesport State Park is a relatively new state park that was recently purchased by New York State from Keyspan Energy.
The land itself was formally the site of an illegal sand mine during the 1960’s and was even considered for the site of a Long Island nuclear power plant by the Long Island Lighting Company during the 1970’s.
In 1998, the land was taken over by KeySpan Energy and in 2002 New York State purchased the property. The total cost for to the state was $16 million. Officially the park had opened as “Jamesport State Park” in 2005, with legal access to the undeveloped parts being restricted, until official trails and a welcome center could be constructed.
In 2010 a master plan was a adopted, and the name was officially changed to Hallock State Park Preserve
Development of the Park facilities were announced in 2014.