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Wildwood State Park

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Address
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.

Find more about park permit information.

 

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.

Maps

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.

Sat 08 Jul
Learn-to-Swim Program
Saturday, July 8, 2017 until Saturday, August 12, 2017
Wildwood State Park
(631) 929-4314

July 8-Aug 12, Saturdays

9am Level 3B, Level 3A
10am Level 2, Level 1
11am Level 1
12pm Preschool Level 1

Participants registered online at Bookwhen.com/learntoswimli

Registration: Required
Fri 21 Jul
Square Dancing
Friday, July 21, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Wildwood State Park
(631) 929-4314

All ages and abilities are welcome to join caller Primo Fiore as he sets the pace for country western and line dancing at two of our beautiful parks on Long Island.

Fri 28 Jul
Square Dancing
Friday, July 28, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Wildwood State Park
(631) 929-4314

All ages and abilities are welcome to join caller Primo Fiore as he sets the pace for country western and line dancing at two of our beautiful parks on Long Island.

Fri 04 Aug
Square Dancing
Friday, August 4, 2017 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Wildwood State Park
(631) 929-4314

All ages and abilities are welcome to join caller Primo Fiore as he sets the pace for country western and line dancing at two of our beautiful parks on Long Island.

Sat 23 Sep
Wildwood Fall Festival
Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wildwood State Park
(631) 929-4314

Annual family-oriented fall festival highlights an assortment of craft vendors. Activities include carnival games, wagon rides, pony rides, funny photo, magic show, environmental displays and crafts and a children's donut eating contest.

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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