Captree State Park
West Islip, NY 11795


Just east of the intersection of Ocean Parkway and the Robert Moses Causeway in the Town of Babylon.


early 1800s -- the name Cap Tree Island used at this time. According to legend, it came about because a local bayman put a cap on a tree or a post as a means of marking the channel.

1954 -- the park opens.

(Cynthia Blair, Newsday Names of Long Island;


7,000 feet fronting Fire Island Inlet, features a boat basin with excursion, diving, and whale-watching and fishing boats, and picnic facilities.

Hours: Sunrise-sunset; boat basin open 5:30 a.m.-sunset (fishing pier open 24 hours; permit required).

Payment: Captree Boat Basin, 631-669-0449; restaurant, 631-587-3495/3404;
Captree Boatman's Association, 631-669-6464.

Fishing contests, Captree Carnival, Bluefish and Surf Fishing Derby Oct. 20-22.