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Stony Brook State Park

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10820 Route 36 South
Dansville, NY 14437
Latitude 42.526417
Longitude -77.696533

Stony Brook State Park's terrain comprises hilly woodlands, a deep gorge with rugged cliffs overlooking three waterfalls and fascinating rock formations. 116 tent and trailer campsites are scattered in the woodlands above the gorge in the upper or south end of the park. Visitors can hike rim, gorge or nature trails, play tennis on park courts, or picnic. Some winter hiking is allowed, but not on the gorge or rim trails.

Stony Brook now offers new "rustic" cabins. These cabins are the perfect in-between for campers who like tents and cabins. Offering protection from the elements, they sleep four, but have no electricity or water. Reservation and out-of-state resident fees also apply.**

Pavilion Reservation Information 

Current Water Quality - Beach Results

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Proof of rabies inoculation.  For campers, if your site allows pets, there is a two-pet maximum.

Hours of Operation

  • The park is open from dawn to dusk, closing at dark, year round.
  • 2017 Swimming Season: 6/17 - 9/4, 10 am-6 pm

     Swimming dates and hours are subject to change. Visitors are strongly encouraged to contact the park office before your visit to confirm swimming is open.
  • 2017 Camping Season (Campsites & Cabins): April 28 - October 9
    *Group camping is available.

    Stony Brook's Camping Office can be reached by calling: (585) 335-5530

    *Please note within the camping season time frame, some loops/sites may open later or close earlier. For more details, please call the park at 585-335-5530 or visit
  • Trails: Update May 18: The gorge and rim trails are now open.

    *The open status of the trails is weather dependent. We strongly reccomend contacting the park office before your visit by calling: 585-335-8111.
  • Bow hunting for deer is permitted during season.
  • Concession Stand: Open 5/18 -9/6, 12pm – 6pm
  • Shelters/Pavilions: Available May - October.

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Apply online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • Vehicle Entry Fee
  • Cars: $7
    Non-commercial bus: $35
    Commercial bus: $75
    Seasonal bus pass: $75

    4/29/17 – 6/11/17, 9 AM to 5 PM, weekends & holidays 
    6/17/17 – 9/4/17 10 AM – 6 PM, daily 
    9/9/17 – 10/9/17, 9 AM – 5 PM, weekends & holidays

  • Camping
  • $15/night

    Out of state resident fee for camping, per night: $5

    Rustic Cabins:
    Per night, non-electric: $45.50 (2 night min on a reservation)
    Walk in fee for camping/cabins, first night only: $2.75
    Reservation fee for camping/cabins, first night only: $9
    Out of State Fee: $7.00 per night

    Group camping - $90/night (Contact the park office for reservations)

    Stony Brook's Camping Office can be contacted by calling: (585) 335-5530

  • Peddling Fee
  • $400
  • Shelters/Pavilions
  • Lower (Clara Barton) - semi-enclosed: $60
    Upper (Shawmut) - open: $50


Digital Maps

New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.

Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

Deer hunting (bow only) is permitted in season. Please reference the NYS DEC Hunting & Trapping Guide for current dates and rules.

  • 2015-16 Hunting Schedule for Finger Lakes State Parks & Historic Sites
  • Archery deer hunting is allowed on the east side of the gorge only.

A valid New York State hunting license with the proper hunting stamps will serve as the regional hunting permit. Except where otherwise stated, this is the only permit necessary.

Safety zones and restricted areas are posted to ensure the safety of other park patrons and regional personnel. Signs will be posted at all parks during hunting season to notify patrons of this activity. Handguns will not be permitted in any of the parks. No trapping is allowed.

For additional information, please contact Stony Brook State Park at: (585) 335-8111

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While You're Here Wear bright colors for the Grey Petaltail Dragonfly! They often land on visitors' arms & caps.

Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Campsites * Camping Office #: (585) 335-5530
  • Dumping Stations
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Grills
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions (Accessible)
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing Fields
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tent/Trailer Sites (Accessible)
  • Waterfalls
  • Activities
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Tennis
  • X-Country Skiing