Robert Moses State Park RV & Campground Guide

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Robert Moses State Park

has a long history of pleasing beachgoers in Suffolk County, New York. The oldest state park in all of Long Island, it was originally opened under the name Fire Island State Park in 1908. Fire Island is a central barrier of Long Island that lies off the southern coast, and the state park is on the western end of it. It encompasses a total land area of 875 acres and includes five miles of beaches that run along the Atlantic Ocean. This public recreation area receives many visitors for its long beaches, local amenities, and beautiful scenery. Located just off the shore from Babylon, Robert Moses State Park is within 15 miles of West Islip, North Lindenhurst, and Deer Park.

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Spring 33-68 F
Summer 62-83 F
Fall 39-75 F
Winter 26-44 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Robert Moses State Park

The useful features of an RV can enhance the overall quality of your trip to Robert Moses State Park. The additional space and mobility you get from these vehicles cannot be matched. Fortunately, RVshare happens to be a fantastic resource you can use to shop for rentals near the state park. 

Battle Row Campground

Battle Row Campground is a great RV park that's 20 miles north of Robert Moses State Park. It also takes up an impressive land area of 44 acres. The comfort station, which is equipped with clean restrooms and hot showers, gives visitors the resources they need to feel at home during their stay. Club group camping and a rally field are among other amenities you can take advantage of at the campground. Battle Row Campground also happens to be located under the dense woods of the park, making it an ideal place to relax with your loved ones.

Nickerson Beach Campground

Nickerson Beach Campground is located on another barrier island about 20 miles west of Robert Moses State Park. Here, you can enjoy swimming, beaches, and other outdoor activities. The campground is also equipped with 74 sites that come with water and electricity. It borders the Atlantic Ocean and has an impressive total land area of 121 acres. The views you can catch along the beach at sunset are second to none.

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What to Do at
Robert Moses State Park

Inside Robert Moses State Park

One of the most popular features of Robert Moses State Park is its five-mile beach along the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors commonly use this area for activities such as surfing, fishing, swimming, and more. On the western side of the park, you can find an 18-hole pitch-and-putt golf course. The course stands among the native vegetation and trees, giving a hidden feel that golfers appreciate. Options that can accommodate the whole family include the picnicking areas, playground, concession stands, and volleyball courts. 

Outside Robert Moses State Park

The appeal of Robert Moses State Park is not complete without the areas that border it. If you take a stroll around this region, you'll be able to soak in the culture of Long Island. Unique restaurants and entertainment venues line the streets, giving you countless options to choose from. The entertainment scene will lead you to exciting presentations in magic and the performing arts.

Restaurants

Swell Taco

Located on Deer Park Ave, Swell Taco is one of the most popular Mexican restaurants in Babylon, New York. Its enchiladas and gorditas are two of the most popular dishes amongst locals.

Type: Mexican

Location: 135 Deer Park Ave, Babylon, NY 11702

Glen’s Dinette

Glen’s Dinette is a locally owned and operated restaurant near the park that serves classic American food. It is known especially for its egg creams, which it has been serving since the 1940s. Despite the name, egg creams feature neither eggs nor cream and is just a drink with milk, carbonated water, and a flavored syrup of your choosing.

Type: American

Location: 23 E Main St, Babylon, NY 11702

Captain Bill’s Restaurant & Catering

Captain Bill’s Restaurant & Catering is a delicious seafood restaurant in Bay Shore, New York. They serve seafood classics such as calamari and shrimp.

Type: Seafood

Location: 122 Ocean Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706

Alitalia Pizza & Restaurant

If you are a fan of pizza, be sure to eat at Alitalia Pizza & Restaurant before you head home. Their deep lineup of specialty pizzas gives them the variety to stand out from similar establishments.

Type: Pizzeria

Location: 999 Montauk Hwy, West Babylon, NY 11704

Argyle Grill & Tavern

Argyle Grill & Tavern is a dark-wood and brick tavern that offers traditional pub food and great bar deals. It is a quality place for a night out with friends and family.

Type: American

Location: 90 Deer Park Ave, Babylon, NY 11702

Shopping

The Argyle Theatre at Babylon Village

If you are a fan of the performing arts, do not leave Babylon without visiting The Argyle Theatre at Babylon Village. The theatre puts on exciting shows you will remember for years after your trip is over.

Location: 34 W Main St, Babylon, NY 11702

The Parlor of Mystery

The Parlor of Mystery is a compelling venue that presents a lineup of magic shows in Lindenhurst, New York. The thrilling yet humorous nature of the shows gives guests a unique experience.

Location: 115 S Wellwood Ave, Lindenhurst, NY 11757

Island Princess Captree Fishing Boat

Island Princess Captree Fishing Boat is a fishing charter in Babylon that can provide a quality afternoon of entertainment on the water. Options range from crab picking to flounder and striped bass fishing.

Location: 3500 Ocean Pkwy #12, Babylon, NY 11702

Fire Island Parasail.

If you have experience with parasailing or would like to try it, head over to Fire Island Parasail. The facility provides all the necessary resources for a safe and fun experience with a well-trained staff to help you along the way.

Location: 1 Cayuga St, Ocean Bay Park, NY 11770

Laura Lee Fleet

The area near Robert Moses State Park is known for its fishing charters, and Laura Lee Fleet happens to be one of the best. The boat has a high capacity, allowing a maximum of about 70 people.

Location: 3500 Ocean Pkwy, Babylon, NY 11702

Sightseeing

Roomors

Roomors is a charming gift shop in Babylon where you can get trinkets to remind you of the park. The variety of items and polite staff keep customers coming back.

Location: 255 Deer Park Ave, Babylon, NY 11702

Stop & Shop

For fresh groceries at affordable prices, there is no place better than Stop & Shop. Head here to restock on food without having to stray too far from your campsite.

Location: 365 NY-109, West Babylon, NY 11704

Thistle & That

Another great spot in the area to get souvenirs is Thistle & That. Its cozy destination gives the store a unique feel.

Location: 35 E Main St, Babylon, NY 11702

ShopRite of West Babylon

ShopRite of West Babylon is a great convenience store near the park. Be sure to stop here to restock on general supplies as you make your way through your trip.

Location: 64 NY-109, West Babylon, NY 11704

F&M Goods

F&M Goods is an antique store in Babylon that gives off a nostalgic vibe. It is locally owned, making it a great place to support the region’s business community.

Location: 1 Fire Island Ave, Babylon, NY 11702

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How to Get to
Robert Moses State Park

Two of the largest cities close to Robert Moses State Park are Philadelphia and Boston. For those who are traveling from Philadelphia, start the route by getting onto I-676/US-30 E from S Penn Square and N Broad St. Next, you will want to complete the route by taking I-95 N, I-278 E, Belt Pkwy, and Southern State Pkwy to Robert Moses Causeway in Islip. 

If you are coming from Boston, step one is to merge onto I-93 S from Sudbury St. The second and final step is to follow I-90 W, I-84, I-91 S, I-95 S, and Southern State Pkwy to Robert Moses Causeway in Islip.

Entering Robert Moses State Park

Robert Moses State Park is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. 

Per vehicle: (1-4 adults) : $10

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