Since 1926, Belmont Lake State Park has been a haven for outdoor recreation on Long Island. With 463 acres and access to Carll’s Creek and Belmont Lake, Belmont Lake State Park has room for all sorts of outdoor fun for the whole family.
The park includes a significant wetland complex that is home to a number of waterfowl, including osprey, northern shovelers, mergansers, great blue heron, egrets, and teal. Belmont Lake State Park is a peaceful place to enjoy observing nature.
On the lake, guests can rent pedal boats and rowboats during summer months. Guests can launch kayaks and canoes from the boat dock when it’s open. Only flat- and hard-bottomed boats without motors are allowed. Paddleboards, wakeboards, and surfboards are also prohibited. Guests can fish for trout in the spring and bass in the summer.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset all year-round. Admission fees are $8 per vehicle, but picnicking is free for groups under 50 people and if you are not renting a picnic pavilion. For facility reservations or complete fee information, contact the park office. No overnight visits are allowed.
In New York state parks, dogs are allowed only in certain areas and have to be kept on a leash six feet or under at all times and can never be left unattended. Be respectful of other park guests and local wildlife. Do not bring aggressive dogs or allow your pet to become a nuisance. You must carry a current rabies vaccine certificate.
Belmont Lake State Park is a day-use park with opportunities to picnic, play sports, ride horses, hike, bike, and boat. Families with children can enjoy the playground or explore nature trails. If you are in Long Island and looking for a place to host an event or spend the day away from city life, make a stop at Belmont Lake State Park.