Long Island Slope Sites

Summary List

These sites are listed by the optimal wind angle. Wind angle is the angle that the wind is coming from.  Unless otherwise noted, most sites can be flown at the optimal angle +/– 10 degrees.  

LISF would welcome any updates of the wind angles that are best for the slope.  Bring a compass with you to get an updated reading. Updated directions would also be appreciated.  Some of these are sketchy.

Old Dock Road - Kings Park, NY
0 degrees degrees

Oak Drive - Baiting Hollow, NY - East side of Wildwood State Park
0 degrees

Callahan's Beach Road - Fort Salonga, NY
10 degrees

Hulse Landing Road - Wading River, NY
20 degrees

Smith Point Beach - Smith Point County Park, Brookhaven, NY
170 degrees

West Meadow Beach - West Meadow Road Stony Brook, NY
about 275 degrees

Sleepy Hollow - Sleepy Hollow, NY
about 290 degrees

Mattituck Inlet - Baillie Beach Road on Eastern side of inlet
320 degrees

Reeves Park Riverhead, NY - East of Wildwood State Park Off Sound Ave
350 degrees

Long Beach Town Park - 556 E Long Beach Rd, Saint James, NY
355 degrees

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Callahan's Beach Road - Fort Salonga, NY
5 to 20 degrees
The entrance to the park is near, but
it's unknown if it is actually Callahan's Beach Road. Look for a gated entrance and a sign to the park. Pilots usually fly from the upper parking lot.

Map
http://mapq.st/h/2-CrtK

Hulse Landing Road - Wading River, NY
Looks like it would be about 20 degrees.
You need figure it out.  Let LISF know what works and we'll update this listing.

Map
http://maps.yahoo.com/map?q1=%20Wading%2....er%2C%20NY%20us

Long Beach Town Park - 556 E Long Beach Rd, Saint James, NY
350 degrees to 0 degrees optimum
Parking
lot.  Beach is opposite the boat moorings.
Park and walk over dunes to beach. Slope is to the left.

Map
http://mapq.st/h/3-rHJI
Discussion thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9176196&postcount=99
Video
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=829880#post9302598

Mattituck Inlet -  1700 Bailie Beach Rd, Mattituck, NY 11952

315-325 degrees
Baillie Beach Road is
on the Eastern side of the inlet.
Th
ere is an AMA club about 1.5 miles away on Elija and Oregon Road. If you are flying 72 MHz, it is suggested that you fly with a couple of sections of antenna down to reduce the range of your transmitter so as not to interfere with the club's field. Pilots fly the slope planes relatively close to the shore, so that should not interfere with your flying. If you have a 2.4 GHz radio, that would be best at this location.
http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?ed=1Af....w=1&name= &qty=

Oak Drive - Baiting Hollow, NY - East side of Wildwood State Park
About 355 to 5 degrees.
Off Sound Ave - Oak Drive to Boat Ramp at end.
Slope to right of parking lot.
Fly from beach.  
Note: Condos on top of ridge are private property.
http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?ed=PLi....ew=1&name=&qty=

Old Dock Road - Kings Park, NY
355 to 5 degrees
Go to the end of Old Dock Road to boat ramps.

Slope is at high parking lot to left.

Fly from top or from beach.
http://maps.yahoo.com/#q=Old+Dock+Rd%2C+.... vt=m&trf=0&tt=

Reeves Park Riverhead, NY - East of Wildwood State Park, off Sound Ave.
About 350 degrees
Park Road to end. Gazebo and parking area.
Slope to left and right.
Fly from stairs or beach.
http://maps.yahoo.com/maps_result?ed=Cal....ew=1&name=&qty=

Smith Point Beach - Smith Point County Park, Brookhaven, NY

About 160 to 180 degrees.  This is a SOUTH FACING SLOPE SITE.

Map
To view the map, click on the link or copy and paste it to your browser:
http://mapq.st/ibHY4O

Driving directions from LIE, exit 68 south (William Floyd
Parkway) all the way to the end. The dunes are facing south at about 160 degrees, so flyable winds should be roughly 160 +/- 20 degrees (140 to 180).  

The dunes change shape every year. Currently, the sea has eroded their base and made them good for flying.

West Meadow Beach - West Meadow Road Stony Brook, NY
About 275 degrees

Slope starts about 300 yards from the parking lot, but you can even fly in front of the parking lot if the wind is strong enough!

Directions

If you have a GPS use the following address. This takes you right to where West Meadow changes to Trustees Road which takes you to the parking lot.
95 W Meadow Rd
Setauket, NY, 11733-1530

Coming from the LI Expressway, take exit 62 onto CR-97-N (Nicholls Road) to its very end. Turn left onto Route 25a and right again after 0.5 miles onto Quaker Path. Follow Quaker Path for 1.2 miles and turn slightly left onto Mount Grey Road. After 0.7 miles turn left onto West Meadow Road which turns into Trustees Road after about half a mile. The parking lot is now on your right.