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Stony Brook State Park

10820 Route 36 South, Dansville, NY 14437
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Dansville
Type: State Parks
Activities: Walking
Description: There is a wide variety of recreation available at this scenic park including hiking, camping, tennis, swimming and hunting.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Not happy about the campsites being so close, but the park itself makes up for that. This is a gorgeous park, with plenty to do! I wish we had more time to enjoy all of the hiking and the natural pools. We definitely want to come back to Stoney Brook!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We camp a LOT. My kids are expert campers. We have been to hundreds of campgrounds and this is the most disappointing yet! I've never seen smaller sites. You are literally inches from neighbors tents... There are a bunch of people partying next to us... I don't think we'll make it through this stay. Ugh. Never again.

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Montana City, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Leave early and pack a lunch for the family! Great groomed hiking trails, beautiful waterfalls, pavilions, tables and grills. Park play area for the little kids. Kids thought it was the coolest pool since it was built in a small basin in the river. Can't go wrong for a day out with the family! Been back many times over the... More

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Rochester, NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I spent two nights camping at Stony Brook without our 2 year old son in July. We decided on a midweek trip because of some concerning reports of rowdy, alcohol-fueled behavior on the weekends. I checked on reserveamerica.com several days before we arrived and the campground was booked to approximately 50% capacity for the dates of our... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you are wanting a day trip with a few great and very scenic hikes, the park is great for that. But if you are wanting to camp, be warned that the sites are literally almost on top of each other. There is NO privacy. Your tent will be within just a few feet of the next site. As we... More

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I went to Stonybrook throughout my childhood and hiking up the river was always the most memorable part. Recently, they have stopped allowing people to hike up the river and have park rangers that enforce this rule. My kids were disappointed they could not even swim by the bottom of the waterfalls, which we did several years ago. I think... More

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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stopped in and explored for a few hours. Nice, clean and pretty scenery. Wasn't overly crowded which I liked a lot. Those around very friendly.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This park is an excellent choice for a family looking to do a picnic and some hiking along a scenic river gorge. The north end has dozens of picnic tables in a nicely wooded area to help you eat in comfort on those hot summer days. There are also grassy open areas if you prefer to be in the sun... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The walk along the river was beautiful! We all enjoyed the looking at falls and scenery, and got a little workout in the process. There are lots of steps so if you have trouble walking I'd be wary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

decided to go camping after we read that new york state had built a bunch of new cabins in the finger lakes area of upstate new york...we were not disapointed..most comfy beds in a cabin i have ever used..right across fom very clean shower house...great hiking trails past many water falls..the lady working ay check in was very nice..being during... More

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