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Orient Beach State Park

40000 Main Road (Route 25) Orient , NY 631-323-2440

lfPARK- for LI LIFE story on park caretakers

lfPARK- for LI LIFE story on park caretakers at New York State Parks - - RAY DOBBINS is the caretaker at Orient Beach State Park on the eastern end of Long Island's North Fork - the access roadway to the park, washed away in a previous storm ( see story ) -- Digital D1x - -- 20010727 Credit: Newsday Tony Jerome

Type:

Playground, Kids, State park, State beach

Price:

$10 a car daily June 23-Labor Day; $8 per car daily holidays May 26-June 22 and weekends and holidays Sept. 8-Columbus Day

Special features:

Saltwater fishing

Description:

Facilities 300-foot swimming beach on Gardiners Bay, playground, picnic areas with barbecues, 2 sand wheelchairs, pavilion (rental available), gazebo, hiking, birding, bike path, gift shop, self-guided nature and water trails, bathhouse, showers, snack bar, comfort station, food concession, surf fishing, windsurfing, bocce, horseshoe area, volleyball, shuffleboard and rentals available for kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Launch site for windsurfing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Swimming permitted June 23-Labor Day

Season:

All year; bird-watching 8 a.m.-8 p.m. May 23-Labor Day

Beachfront:

300-foot swimming beach on Gardiners Bay

Lifeguards:

10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 23-Labor Day

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