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Quiet expanse in the heart of suburbia

In summer, Heckscher State Park can become somewhat crowded. The bay beaches and picnic areas... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2015
ScottMell
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West Sayville, New York
Wonderful, Expansive State Park

Heckscher State Park -- formerly an estate of William Nicoll, founder of the Town of Islip... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2015
Andi55_13
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Seaford
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Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

This use to be the Gem of the south shore , they have slowly abandoned this State park . As of this moment the pool is slated to be demolished one of the main reasons folks went here - 2nd the camping area has not...More

6  Thank FLDSETTER
Reviewed March 24, 2016

This park is great for riding bikes. It is very clean and the grounds are well kept. I have never had any issues here parking.

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Reviewed February 18, 2016

A very nice State park. Boating docks, relaxing view of Great South Bay. The pool is no longer open to the public.

1  Thank Songbirdpm
Reviewed October 30, 2015

In summer, Heckscher State Park can become somewhat crowded. The bay beaches and picnic areas quickly fill with extended family gatherings, The boat launch ramp parking area is lined with boat trailers and SUV's while their owners go out for a leisurely sail on the...More

Thank ScottMell
Reviewed October 20, 2015

Great place to sit on the beach and tan, or have a picnic with friends and family. I often ride my bike on the fitness trail along the water, its beautiful!

1  Thank ElisaYoung31
Reviewed September 10, 2015

Heckscher State Park -- formerly an estate of William Nicoll, founder of the Town of Islip -- consists of 1,600 acres and has many amenities, including hiking trails, picnic areas, playground, boat launches, fishing (with permit) and a beach (it borders the Great South Bay)....More

2  Thank Andi55_13
Reviewed May 9, 2015

When I take my bicycle out to Hecker State Park in the morning, it is so peaceful. I love to see the deer, listen to the birds singing, smell the salt water while I am training on my bike. Thank God we have this beautiful...More

5  Thank vera707
Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

I have went to the pool...as a child....would be so nice if they would open it up again.......great for nature walks.

Thank Janice E
Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

There's nothing super beautiful about this place theres no gardens like other parks but it has alot to do and is quite big. They host great events thought out the year and they have boat access, play ground, dog path and best of all great...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed January 30, 2015

I love to go to this park. I can walk on beach, walk my dog on leash (in some areas) and enjoy a well kept park. The place is very big and is surrounded by water on two sides. Great day out. I wish the...More

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Response from FLDSETTER | Reviewed this property |
No you do not need a Huntington pass or a town of Islip pass it’s a state park . So you will have to pay the fee 8.00 I believe per vehicle . And yes there are plenty of picnic areas mist of which will be very quiet . I... More
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