The Caumsett Foundation

Dedicated to the conservation of

Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve


Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, situated on a scenic peninsula extending into Long Island Sound, offers miles of bridle paths, walking, jogging, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and nature trails over acres of woodland, meadows, rock shoreline and salt marsh. The park has beautiful gardens, excellent fishing and scuba diving by permit. In 1921 Marshall Field III purchased 1750 acres of Lloyd Neck to create one large estate. He named the land after its Matinecock Indian name, Caumsett, which means "place by a sharp rock."

Field created a self-sufficient English-style estate as a combination country club, hunting preserve, and home, complete with its own water and electrical supply. When the estate was finished, it had facilities for every sport except golf. Caumsett State Historic Park was acquired by New York State in 1961. The park is diverse; fishing, hiking, bird watching, nature photography, and nature study are among the many activities visitors may pursue. The polo pony barn provides lessons, boarding & equestrian services as part of the Lloyd Harbor Equestrian Center. The summer cottage houses the Nassau BOCES Outdoor and Environmental Education Program. The historic Henry Lloyd Manor house built in 1711 is leased to the Lloyd Harbor Historical Society. The Historical Society provides historic interpretation of life during the colonial period.

Hours of Operation:

Park hours and facility operations are subject to change. Patrons are encouraged to contact the park directly to confirm operating hours before traveling.

  1. Admission: April through November vehicle use fee in effect, Empire Passport accepted. Hours of collection change throughout the season, please call for details.

  2. Hiking, bird watching, jogging, walking and photography are allowed year round.
    Cross country skiing is available during the winter from 8 am - 4:30 pm. Fishing is allowed 4/1 - 12/31. Permits can be obtained at Babylon Headquarters. & Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve (Limited no. avail.)
    Scuba Diving is available 4/1 - 12/31. Permit obtained at Babylon Headquarters.

  3. The park is open year round from sunrise to sunset 7 days a week.


Long Island Expressway or Northern State Parkway to Route 110 North (7.0 miles from LIE Exit 49N) to Route 25A West,   (0.4 miles, three traffic lights), to West Neck Road (North, 5.1 miles) to park.     

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Fees and Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.

Caumsett Fishing Permit:

Annual Permit $40

Non-Residents $75

24 Hour Permit $15

Regional Diving Permit:

NYS Vehicle Registration $65

Out of State Vehicle Registration $110

Scuba Diving:

Annual Permit $30

Vehicle Entrance Fee:

Cars $8

Non-Profit Buses (By permit only)$35

Commercial Buses $75

Amenities & Activities

Our parks and historic sites have countless amenities and activities to make your visit fun and enjoyable.


Bridle Path

Empire Passport Accepted



Nature Trails

Recreational Programs (Accessible)

X-Country Skiing


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