N.Y. Beach Campground Lottery Is Jan. 25
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that the 2014 early-bird registration for the Nickerson Beach campground will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., according to a press release. The registration process is conducted as a lottery.
The process will be as follows:
• Doors will open at 8 a.m. Each patron will get one lottery card to fill out. Only one entry per household.
• Fill out the lottery card with your name and valid leisure pass number. The lottery cards are to be placed in the lottery box after they are filled out.
• The cards will only be accepted on the day of early-bird registration.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. The reservation process will begin and each lottery card will be drawn to determine the order in which reservations will be taken.
When your name is called you will then be able to make a maximum of two campground reservations for yourself only.
All reservations must be made in person. No phone reservations will be accepted on that day. All other reservations can be made in person or by phone when the office opens. Leisure passes must be obtained by Nassau County residents before filling out the lottery card.
Nickerson Beach Park is a 155-acre sun-drenched recreational facility, located along the Atlantic Ocean on Long Island’s South Shore. The beach, approximately one mile long, includes areas that are cordoned off to protect nesting areas for the Piping Plover, a sparrow-sized shorebird that is protected by federal law. The facility has two pools at either end of the park, along with small “kiddie” pools, new beach showers and cabanas that are awarded via a lottery system.
The “Fun Zone” includes two new basketball courts, a skate park and a playground. There is an additional basketball court by the cabana area, two tennis courts and a new baseball field. There are also two soccer fields and six Beach Volleyball courts.
The park also offers all-terrain wheelchairs for the disabled. Other attractions are the campgrounds with 74 recreational vehicle sites and a dog run with separate areas for big and small dogs. For further information, please call the Nassau County Parks Public Information Office at: (516) 572-0200 or visit the Nassau County Parks, Recreation and Museum website.