A Message From Our Founder:

Since our beginning in 1995, it has been my privilege to work with an exceptionally dedicated group of volunteers whose drive and spirit are a constant source of inspiration.  I have come to know hundreds of wonderful people in this community and in The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation who have shared our vision and supported our mission to keep Caumsett in its natural state, as a low-use, nature-education park.
                                            - Carol Phalen Swiggett, Founder of The Caumsett Foundation

Mission Statement:

To support and enhance Caumsett State Park as a unique and historic environment on Long Island's north shore.  The foundation is dedicated to education, low-impact recreation, historic and environmental preservation and conservation of the scenic value, natural heritage and cultural history of the site.

Foundation Accomplishments & Current Projects:

bulletRaised over $ 750,000 at benefits each attracting over 800 guests.
bulletPlanned (and in the process of completing) historic restoration of dairy barns
and walled garden.
bulletCompiled vast archives of historical materials on the Marshall Field family and
Gold Coast era.
bulletSponsored school and family educational programs on Long Island agriculture.
bulletDeveloped interpretive displays, trail guide and maps for park visitors.
bulletRecognized as outstanding model of "friends" groups for state parks.
bulletComprised of volunteer board with no paid employees.


Caumsett State Park which reaches from Long Island Sound across Lloyd Neck to Lloyd Harbor, occupies approximately 1,500 acres of the former Marshall Field III estate. Located in the Town Of Huntington in the Village of Lloyd Harbor, it
includes open meadows, pristine beaches, hardwood forests, specimen trees, shrubs, and a fresh water pond in addition to Field's mansion, guest cottages and outbuildings. (Click here for directions)

Official N.Y.S. Parks Department Website:

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