The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that several Long Island State Parks will remain open during the nighttime hours for viewing of the ‘Super Blue Moon’ Rise with Saturn on the evening of Wednesday August 30th and Thursday August 31st. Peak viewing times are at moonrise, Wednesday August 30th and Thursday August 31st.
There will be no charge and the normal star gazing permit will not be required. You must remain near your vehicle.
We suggest that you dress appropriately, bring bug spray, and a chair that reclines. Binoculars are not necessary.
State Parks that will remain open for viewing are:
- Jones Beach State Park – West End 2 (west parking lot)
- Sunken Meadow State Park – Field 3
- Montauk Point State Park – Upper Parking Lot
- Wildwood State Park – main Parking Lot
- Orient Beach State Park – Main Parking Lot
- Hallock State Park Preserve
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 78 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.parks.ny.gov, connect with us on Facebook, or follow on Instagram and Twitter.