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Stony Brook State Park

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Hiking in the gorge is a can’s miss!

We visited after Labor Day and mid-week so no admission charge. Unfortunately that also meant their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peg W
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Nice Park

We stopped by this park while camping nearby. The park is spacious and beautiful. It is also VERY... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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There is a wide variety of recreation available at this scenic park including hiking, camping, tennis, swimming and hunting.
10820 State Route 36, Dansville, NY 14437-9599
+1 716-335-8111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like to stop at Stony Brook every year during our vacation trip to enjoy a picnic lunch. However, this year when we arrived on Aug. 27 the camp store was closed (maybe permanently) and there were no vending machines. Luckily, we had brought enough...More

1  Thank CatonsvilleGeorge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited after Labor Day and mid-week so no admission charge. Unfortunately that also meant their “natural” swimming area situated right in the gorge was also closed. However, you can see it in one of the photos. Very interesting. We hiked on a very hot...More

Thank Peg W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by this park while camping nearby. The park is spacious and beautiful. It is also VERY busy. They had attendants to tell you where to park. We were there during a Saturday in July, so being busy shouldn't be a surprise, but HOW...More

Thank Companion750444
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with family while on vacation to Finger Lakes region. Only $7 per car to spend the day here. Pack a lunch and eat in the picnic area. Charcoal grills are also available. Take the Gorge Trail. There are stairs but it’s not too...More

Thank Christian D
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We went on a day trip on a weekend when the park was full. The park itself was well kept with many tables, good play area, well managed swimming pools having lifeguards. The gorge trail and falls were very nice to take in. Just watch...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Family reunion weekend. This year at Stony Brook State Park. Huge playground, amazing hiking trails, camping, swimming and fun! Tons of picnic space and very family friendly. Strongly recommend this park.

Thank Bill P
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This park is a hidden gem! From the nature pool to the hike to a magnificent waterfall. Picnic tables Everywhere to enjoy some lunch and good old fashion family time. They also have a wonderful playground for young children (and lifeguards on duty at the...More

1  Thank Christina G
Reviewed August 4, 2018

.... because they couldn't walk in the water. When people walk in the creek, it stirs up the bottom mud. This raises the turbidity level in the pool, so they have to close it for health reasons. Thus, your walking in the water deprives hundreds...More

1  Thank blbock
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We just spent 2 very hot nights camping in Sugar Maple cabin! The pool was a very cool welcome! Get there early though because they close sections due to poor visibility when it gets crowded. Downside is you are not supposed to walk in the...More

3  Thank Jill M
Reviewed June 15, 2018

We really enjoyed the walking in the park and visiting the various waterfalls. As a geologist I really enjoyed the geology of the park associated with glaciation and even found some crinoid fossils while I was there. The walking and climbing was easy and I...More

4  Thank kennyhall1944
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Joe D
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Jill M | Reviewed this property |
Yes! 2 per campsite I believe
Patricia K
August 7, 2017|
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Response from rtalia22 | Reviewed this property |
When we went, we got ticketed for just taking a picture in the creek! So I would say unfortunately no creek walking, unless you're willing to get a ticket that will cost you $120!!