If you don't have a grill, these state Long Island beaches and parks do, and you can bring in your food, set the picnic table and light a cooking fire. In addition, many local parks and beaches also have grilling facilities on their picnic grounds.
GOV. ALFRED E. SMITH/SUNKEN MEADOW STATE PARK , at the north end of Sunken Meadow State Parkway, Kings Park, 631-269-4333, nysparks.com . Fee: $8 per car daily May 24-Sept. 7
HECKSCHER STATE PARK, Heckscher Parkway, East Islip, 631-581-2100, Southern State Parkway east to south end of Heckscher Parkway, nysparks.com . Fee: June 28-Labor Day $8 a car daily; Sept. 6- Nov. 23 $6 weekends only.
JONES BEACH STATE PARK , 1 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh, 516-785- 1600, nysparks.com . Fee: $8 a car daily, May 24-Sept. 7; $6 weekends and holidays, Sept. 13-Nov. 23. Barbecues only at Fields 1, 6 and 10.
ORIENT BEACH STATE PARK, east end of North Country Road (Route 25), Orient, 631-323-2440, nysparks.com . Fee: $8 per car daily June 28-Labor Day; $6 per car weekends and holidays Sept. 6-Oct. 13.
ROBERT MOSES STATE PARK, Sagtikos Parkway south to Robert Moses Causeway to western Fire Island, 631-669-0470, nysparks.com . Fee: $8 a car daily May 24-Oct. 13; $6 a car weekends and holidays Sept. 15- Nov. 30.
WILDWOOD STATE PARK , Hulse Landing Road, north of Sound Avenue, Wading River, 631-929-4314, 800-456-2267 (CAMP) (for camp reservations), newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com, nysparks.com . Barbecues only at picnic area. Fee: $8 a car daily June 28-Labor Day; $6 per car weekends and holidays Sept. 6-Oct. 13.
BETHPAGE STATE PARK , 99 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd., Farmingdale, LIE Exit 44S (Route 135) south to Powell Avenue, east to park, 516-249-0701. Fee: Picnic area only: $6 a car daily May 24- Labor Day; weekends and holidays Sept. 6-Nov. 23.
BELMONT LAKE STATE PARK , Exit 38, Southern State Parkway, North Babylon, 631-667-5055. Fee: $6 a car daily May 27-Aug. 29; weekends and holidays April 5-May 26 and Sept. 6-Nov. 23.
HEMPSTEAD LAKE STATE PARK , Exit 18, Southern State Parkway, West Hempstead, 516-766-1029. Fee: $6 per car daily May 24-Labor Day, weekends and holidays April 7-May 25 and Sept. 1- Nov. 23.
HITHER HILLS STATE PARK , 50 S. Fairview Ave., Montauk, off Montauk Highway (Route 27), 4 miles west of Montauk, 631-668-2554 (office and camping); 631-668-2461 (recording). Fee: $8 a car daily May 24-Sept. 7.