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Wildwood State Park

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790 Hulse Landing Road
Wading River, NY 11792
Latitude 40.962742
Longitude -72.808426

Wildwood State Park comprises 600 acres of undeveloped hardwood forest terminating on the high bluff overlooking Long Island Sound. Trailer and tent sites are available for campers. Swimmers can take advantage of the cool waters of the Sound, and picnickers can relax at shaded picnic tables as their children enjoy the nearby playground. Visitors can fish and use the hiking and cross-country ski trails.

We have exciting news to announce, cottage construction is underway! Please pardon our appearance while we add this great new feature to our campground. The construction is taking place along the outer perimeter of Section A and Section E near the camp store. Work on the cottages will take place Monday through Friday with occasional Saturday work. Thank you for your patience during this time.

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Current Water Quality - Beach Results

No Pets Allowed

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 518Wading River, NY 11792

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round.
  • 2016 Swimming Season: 6/25 - 9/5, 10 am - 5:30 pm, daily.
  • 2017 Camping Season: April 7 - October 8
  • Cross-Country Skiing: Available during winter season, weather permitting.
  • Fishing: Available all year. Permit needed for night fishing.
  • Picnicking: Available all year.
  • Wildwood's hiking trails are open for public use.

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.

  • Camping
  • $18-$34/night

    *Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents

  • Fishing
  • Permit Needed for Night Fishing
    Annual Sport Fishing $30
    7 Day Sport Fishing $15
    Permits sold at Babylong Headquarters.
  • Group Camps
  • Group camps are available. Please contact the park directly for fees and availability.
  • Metal Detecting
  • By Permit Only $40
  • Night Sport Fishing Permit
  • NYS Vehicle Registration $30
    Out of State Vehicle Registration $55
    7 Day Sport Fishing Permit $25
  • Star Gazing Permit
  • NYS Vehicle Registration $30
    Out of State Vehicle Registration $55
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • $10 per car
    Non-Profit Buses (By permit only) $35
    Commercial Buses $75
    No buses on weekends or holidays

    Collected 5/27-10/10, 8 AM - 4 PM, daily.


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.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Camper Recreation (Accessible)
  • Campsites
  • Dumping Stations (Accessible)
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds (Accessible)
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach (Accessible)
  • Tent/Trailer Sites (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • X-Country Skiing