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Flax Pond State Tidal Wetlands

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Shore Drive
Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733 United States

Flax Pond Tidal Wetland Area was acquired by the state in 1966 under the joint jurisdiction of DEC and Stony Brook University. The 152-acre property includes the majority of Flax Pond and wetlands (128.2 acres) and adjacent upland (24 acres), as well as Childs Mansion and the Flax Pond Marine Lab (leaves DEC website). DEC manages the acreage for habitat protection and nature enjoyment by the public, while the university manages primarily for research and education.

A free seasonal access permit is required for using this property.

Users must observe regulations for use of DEC-managed lands in Suffolk County.

For more information, visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/112697.html


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