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Oakdale is a hamlet within Islip Township in Suffolk County, New York, United States.  It has been home to Gilded Age mansions, the South Side Sportsmen's Club, and the main campus of Dowling College. It is now home to Connetquot River State Park Preserve, which is also shared with the Great River.

Connetquot River State Park Preserve


Box 505

Oakdale, NY 11769

(631) 581-1005

Connetquot River State Park Preserve maintains 3,473 acres of land and water for the protection and propagation of game birds, fish and animals. Deer and waterfowl are numerous, rare nesting birds, including the osprey, are present and there are numerous rare plants, and other interesting flora, such as trailing arbutus and pink lady's slipper in their natural habitats. The preserve also has 50 miles of hiking, bridle, cross-country ski and nature trails, as well as freshwater fly fishing (by permit only) on the Connetquot River.

The Connetquot River (also known as Great River) is a six-mile-long (10 km) river in Islip, New York. It is one of the four longest rivers on Long Island and is recognized by the state as a Wild, Scenic and Recreational River. It is particularly known for its brook, brown and rainbow trout fly fishing. 

Friends of Connetquot River State Park Preserve: 


P.O. Box 472, Oakdale, NY 11769

Connetquot River State Park is also the home of Friends of Connetquot River State Park Preserve. 

The Friends of Connetquot is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, conservation and history of the 3,473-acre Connetquot River State Park Preserve. They work to help management protect a pristine environment and historic buildings and artifacts and  also support educational programs, fishing facilities and hiking and equestrian trails.


For more information, please visit and If you are interested in volunteering in Islip Township Pollinator Pathways, please contact us at Thank You.

List Partners/Organizations Involved 

Islip Township 

Supervisor Angie Carpenter (631) 224-5500 

Office Address: Town Hall Second Floor 655 Main Street Islip, New York 11751 

Department of Parks & Recreation 

Commissioner Thomas Owens 

Office Address: Brookwood Hall 50 Irish Lane East Islip, NY 11730 



Phone (631) 224-5411 Fax(631) 224-5440 

Office Hours: M-F 8:30am to 4:30pm 

Department of Environmental Control (DEC) 

Commissioner Martin J. Bellew 

Office Address: Town Hall West 401 Main Street, Room 302 Islip, NY 11751 



Phone (631) 595-3630 Fax (631) 224-5651 

Office Hours: M-F 8:30am to 5:00pm 

Islip Town Parks Foundation 


Friends of Connetquot River State Park Preserve: Website: 

P.O. Box 472, Oakdale, NY 11769

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