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Brookhaven State Park

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William Floyd Parkway
(Between NY 25 and NY 25A)
Wading River, NY 11792
Latitude 40.913059
Longitude -72.878899

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.

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).

Mailing Address
c/o Wildwood State Park
P.O. Box 518Wading River, NY 11792

Hours of Operation

  • Trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding: Open Sat. and Sun. throughout the year.

    Applications for group use are accepted through the Long Island Regional Office's Permit Department (631-669-1000), located in Babylon, NY.
  • Hours are subject to change. Please contact the park office before arrival to ensure the park is open.

    April 2018-Memorial Day Weekend: 8am - 9pm
    After Memorial Day Weekend: 8am - Midnight

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 easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and 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. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • Entrance/Use Fee
  • None

Brookhaven Hunting Map

Brookhaven State Parks allows bowhunting November 1st through January 31st

Hunters should obey all current signage.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Nature Trails * 25 Miles of multi use trails
  • Activities
  • Hiking
  • Hunting