Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

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.

NEW Cottages! Checkout the newly built cottages offering 3-season accommodations. These comfortable dwellings are nestled among the trees and are just a short walk to the beach.Cottages can accommodate 2-6 people and include; living room, bedroom(s), full kitchen, bathroom and screened porch.

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Current Water Quality - Beach Results

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. No pets allowed in camping area. 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
P.O. Box 518Wading River, NY 11792

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round.
  • 2019 Camping Season: April 5 - October 31

    Loops A, C, E: 5/24 - 9/1
    Loops T, B, D: 4/5 - 10/13
    Cottages: 4/5 - 10/31
  • 2019 Swimming Season: 6/22 - 9/2, 10 am - 6:00 pm, daily.
  • 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 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.

  • Camping
  • Camping:
    $18-$34/night

    *Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents

    1 Bedroom Cottages:
    Non-Peak: $175/night, $1,050/week
    Peak: $200/night, $1,200/week
    Core: $1,200/week

    2 Bedroom Cottages:
    Non-Peak: $225/night, $1,350/week
    Peak: $250/night, $1,500/week
    Core: $1,500/week

  • Metal Detecting
  • By Permit Only $40
  • Night Sport Fishing Permit
  • NYS Driver's License $35
    Out of State Driver's License $60
    7-Nights Sport Fishing Permit $25
    Permits sold at Babylon Headquarters
  • Star Gazing Permit
  • NYS Driver's License $35
    Out of State Driver's License $60
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • $8 Weekends only: 4/6 – 5/24/19

    $8 Daily: 5/25 – 6/21/19

    $10 Daily: 6/22 9/2/19 – (Lifeguards on duty)

    $8 Weekends only: 9/7 – 10/14/19


    Per Bus: 
    Non-Profit Buses (By permit only) $35
    Commercial Buses $75
    No buses on weekends or holidays

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.

Wildwood Hunting Map

This area is comprised of lands under the jurisdiction of the new York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation managed under a cooperative agreement with the DEC. DEC manages hunting in this area under the authority of the Fish and Wildlife Management Act. Please note the hunting rules and regulations listed below.

Hunting Procedures

Wildwood State Park Cooperative Hunting Area is open to archery hunting only. A managed land access permit is required to hunt on this area. Access permits are free and valid for 3 years. Access permits must be carried while on the property an parking permit must be visible on the dashboard of your vehicle while on the property. Permits are valid from 2 hours before sunrise to 2 hours after sunset. All vehicles must be parked in a numbered parking area with vehicle pass visible through the windshield. Maximum party size for archery hunting is two individuals. Managed land access permits can be obtained on our website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/40414.html#Seasonal

1. All hunting is prohibited on the Wildwood State Park Cooperative Area except by permit from the Department of Environmental Conservation.

2. Wildwood State Park Cooperative Hunting Area is open to archery deer hunting only. Archery deer hunting is permitted from November 1st through January 31st.

3. Trapping is not permitted on the Wildwood State Pak Cooperative Hunting Area.

4. All applicable provisions of the Environmental Conservation Law will be in effect, and no person may violate the provisions of any law or regulatory sign while using the property.

5. Permits are valid only for the dates issued, and they are not transferable.

6. Permittees must park at designated parking sites and then only if the site quote is not filled.

7. Permittees shall have access only to lands situated on the same side of the road as the permittee's parking site.

8. Permits must be shown to any official requesting to see them.

9. No rifles or pistols shall be used or carried afield in the area.

10. No target or promiscuous shooting is permittee don the area.

11. Construction of permanent blinds, tree stands or other structures is prohibited.

12. Permits obtained by fraud or when the permittee is suspended from using the area shall be void.

13. The area will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

14. All deer taken on this area must be checked at the Ridge Hunter Check Station (631) 924-3156

15. Hunting may not occur within 50 feet of a marked hiking trail.

Sat 27 Jul
EAST END TRIO
Saturday, July 27, 2019 07:00 PM
Wildwood State Park
(631) 929-4314

Part of Long Island State Parks Summer Entertainment - come enjoy songs you know by heart with music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and 2000's, performed with style, grace and originality! This is a FREE event and all ages are welcome. Bring your chair or blanket.
Sat 10 Aug
JESTER JIM
Saturday, August 10, 2019 07:00 PM
Wildwood State Park
(631) 929-4314

Part of Long Island State Parks Summer Entertainment, Jester Jim's show is filled with juggling, magic, audience participation, beat boxing, balancing and tons of comedy, it’s entertaining and fun for the whole family. Don't miss out on this fun family show!

Vehicle Use Fee: No Fee

Sun 11 Aug
GARY THE GREAT
Sunday, August 11, 2019 02:00 PM
Wildwood State Park
(631) 929-4314

Part of Long Island State Parks Summer Entertainment, magician Gary the Great presents his high-energy blast of magic, comedy, and juggling. This hilarious tour through the world of magic gets everyone involved. Bring your chair or blanket and get ready for an amazing show!

Location: Heckscher State Park

Sat 28 Sep
WILDWOOD FALL FESTIVAL
Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wildwood State Park
(631) 929-4314

The twenty-sixth annual Fall Festival at Wildwood State Park is a fun filled family event featuring a variety of craft vendors, live entertainment and refreshments. All activities are free and include children’s games, wagon rides, pony rides, petting zoo, funny photos, inflatables, build a scarecrow contest and pumpkin weight raffle.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Camper Recreation (Accessible)
  • Campsites
  • Cottages (Accessible) * 3 of the 10 are Accessible.
  • 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
  • Hunting
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • X-Country Skiing