Once property of Brookhaven National Laboratory and former military installation called Camp Upton, Brookhaven State Park is 1,638-acres and is part of the central core of the Long Island Pine Barrens. The Park runs along the east side William Floyd Parkway north of Whiskey Road, and between NY 25 and NY 25A. For the avid hiker, the park features The Brookhaven Trail, which heads south through the park and hooks up with the white-blazed Paumanok Path.
In addition to various oak-pine habitats this park also contains scattered wetlands. Some of Brookhaven's foliage includes flowering dogwood, wild geranium, Christmas fern and pitch pine. Coastal plain ponds also lie within the park boundaries.
Dogs are permitted on a six-foot leash and must be picked up after.
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.
Brookhaven State Park opens for archery season Nov. 1. Hunters should please obey current signs.