Hi All, Just purchased a TI this summer Having a blast, been tooling around on a lake in the Adirondaks, and sailing out of Island Park LI. Looking for more adventure. Tried to sail out of Hecksher State Park a week ago but looks like I need a permit to leave my trailer in the parking lot. any one know where I could get a permit or if I can being a resident in Nassau County? Thanks Tom
Hi Tom - Hecksher is a STATE park so they will be open all year. Here is their main web page along with contact info etc.http://nysparks.com/parks/136/fees-rates.aspx
I just called to check for you and said I have a boat on a trailer - they said no problem - $8 vehicle entry fee ... use field 5. I asked what about county residence ... doesn't matter ! No permit needed for trailer parking etc.
Now, I haven't sailed the Great South Bay (got married overlooking it though) but if I was looking to launch near Hecksher and didn't want to pay, I'd either go to East Islip Marina Park or Islip Town beach circled in red in the fiollowing picture (Hecksher is on the far lower right).
I tried getting info for you on the aMarina but couldn't get a phone # ... they might turn you away but the beach certainly should be doable if you're ok wheeling from the parking lot to the water.
Sat looks like it is setting up to be a BEAUTIFUL sailing day with winds of 10 - 15 mph late morning into early evening and temps in the low 70's. Rain looks to be coming in around 4-5p
I'd love to commit to a get-together but my SUV is in the shop and I won't know until late today if it will be ready before the weekend