Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that the 2013 Early Bird Registration for the Nickerson Beach campground will be tomorrow, Saturday, January 26th from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The registration process is conducted as a lottery.
The Lottery Process will be as follows:
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. Nassau County residents can obtain a Leisure Pass in the main office or any other leisure Pass location.
About Nickerson Beach
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 at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.