Belmont Lake State Park

Belmont Lake State Park

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Belmont Lake State Park

New York

(631) 667-5055

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Belmont Lake State Park, located in West Babylon is a 463-acre day use park bisected by Carll's Creek and Belmont Lake. The park, established in 1926 had been owned by August Belmont and served as farmland for some of Belmont's equestrian activities. Robert Moses chose this park to establish the regional headquarters for all state parks on Long Island in 1935, which serves the public today for region-wide permit sales, park administration and as headquarters for the New York State Park Police.

The park is primarily visited by families seeking outdoor gatherings, picnics, and informal sports activities. It provides a bucolic feeling adjacent to the Southern State Parkway at exit 38 among densely developed neighborhoods. Carll's Creek stretches 4.2 miles south to the Great South Bay with a trail for hiking, biking, and horseback riding along most of that distance. The 42-acre Belmont Lake is encircled by a similar path, making a total of 7.6 miles of multi-use trails. Paddle boats are available for rent on the lake through the summer.

The park's significant natural features include the 26-acre, spring-fed Belmont Lake and a significant wetland complex. The lake provides springtime trout fishing and summer bass fishing for the avid anglers who use the park. It is home to permanent and migratory waterfowl populations. Park visitors enjoy watching Osprey diving from high above to catch fish for their young in the spring. Other waterfowl that can be easily spotted include Northern Shovelers, Mergansers, Teal, Great Blue Heron, and Egrets.

Patrons enjoy activities such as picnicking and using the various game courts and fields. The lake attracts trail walking, fishing and non-motorized boating. The 7.6 miles of trails throughout the park are available for hiking, walking, biking, horseback riding, nature observation and weather permitting, cross-country skiing.

Special events such as the Holiday Tree Lighting, Egg Hunt, and Fishing Expo draw the highest attendance on non-holiday weekends.

Find out more about park permit information. Find out more about reserving picnic pavilions and view pictures of the options available.

*2014 Summer Run Series Registration Information

Map of Belmont Lake (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.734316, -73.338525



  • Boating

    Row boats are available for use. Please contact the park regarding fees.

  • Bicycling

    Contact the park regarding bicycling opportunities.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is available. Please contact the park regarding times and fees.

  • Hiking

    Check with the park to find out what hiking trails are open.

  • Horseback Riding

    Horseback riding permitted on specific trails. Please contact the park prior to arriving.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking, available all year. Pavilions available for rent.

  • Winter Sports

    Sledding - Open while snow cover. Weather permitting.


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Exit 38 Southern State Parkway, 42 miles from Manhattan. Or, Deer Park Ave. from Babylon and Belmont Ave, from Sunrise Hwy (Route 27).

Phone Numbers


(631) 667-5055