A one-day, early-bird registration for Nassau County's two campgrounds, Battle Row in Old Bethpage and Nickerson Beach in Lido, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7. Applications for reservations will be accepted on that one day at both locations from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The campgrounds are run by the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums.
To register, a camper must present a valid Leisure Passport and a copy of his/her vehicle registration and driver's license. This year, Nickerson Beach is conducting a lottery to create a process that is both fairer and easier, eliminating the need for patrons to line up for hours. In fact, as part of the new process, no one will be permitted to stay overnight at the park. Battle Row will continue to take registration on a first-come, first-served basis.
Regular registration will begin on a daily basis in March at Nickerson Beach Campground and in April at Battle Row Campground. The camping season runs from April through November.
For more information during the camping season, call Battle Row at 516-572-8690 and Nickerson Beach at 516-571-7724 (the general phone number for Nickerson Beach Park is 516-571-7700).
Battle Row Campground, located on Claremont Road in Old Bethpage, offers a wooded and quiet 44-acre site. Nickerson Beach Campground, located on Lido Boulevard in Lido, provides camping along a beautiful beach on the Atlantic Ocean. The 121-acre park offers additional activities, including basketball and a state-of-the-art playground.
For more information about the Parks Department, visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks or call 516-572-0200.