Stony Brook State Park

Stony Brook State Park, Dansville: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Stony Brook State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Stony Brook State Park
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There is a wide variety of recreation available at this scenic park including hiking, camping, tennis, swimming and hunting.
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Jetemy
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Dog almost killed don’t go to this park they won’t help or care
Aug 2020
Place is trash I brought my dog there over the summer an he was attacked an almost killed there. cost me 500 in vet bills an the manger had the balls to not refund me my 7 dollars. instead asked for my receipt like I snuck in or something any how they didn’t do anything at all to help our situation don’t go here the staff an park rangers all unprofessional
Written December 31, 2020
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110deirdrer
Rochester, NY28 contributions
So lovely
Oct 2020 • Friends
Incredibly beautiful place in upstate NY to visit. You’ll be happy you did. Wonderful walking paths and all the various waterfalls are amazing.
Written November 8, 2020
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momma225
Geneseo, NY227 contributions
Nice walk
Aug 2020
We had a nice hike at the park but the best trail was closed. I guess they do this intermittently so you should call before you go,
Written September 1, 2020
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Don K
2 contributions
Disappointing
Aug 2020
Closed trails. No swimming (no lifeguards). Locked bathrooms and a good chunk of park access gated off. Plenty of trash laying around as well. Rather disappointing that in the midst of a pandemic when social distancing and outdoor activities for the locked-in population of New York State would be extremely helpful, to find this state park in this sad condition (August 17th, 2020). Park management was apologetic and blamed the issues on staffing shortages due to state budget cuts. This is a complete failure of state government and their lack of any interest in beautifying, protecting and making state parks accessible for all. NYS needs leadership that prioritizes the environment and understands the value of green space. Unfortunately thats not happening right now - at a time when it’s needed most. Avoid Stony Brook State Park - unless you enjoy disappointment!
Written August 18, 2020
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Vicky
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Covid operating
Aug 2020
Be aware this park is operating at 50% capacity due to the Covid virus. My husband and I travelled from NW Pa to hike this park and picnic. We arrived at 12 noon and were met with blockades at the entrances and officers at the entrance saying they were at capacity and we could not enter. There were at least 10 cars lined up on the sides of the road with some very unhappy people being told they were closed.
Written August 9, 2020
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Deb Lynn
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Poor service by park personnel
Jul 2020 • Solo
I have been camping at state parks for many years without any issues. This park was the 1st poorly run campground that I have gone to.
Security drove around in their cars and did nothing when people were up disturbing others until 1:30-2am. Quiet hours were not enforced. Parking rules of 2 cars per site was also not followed. I like dogs but most sites had 2 dogs per site and the owners did not pickup poop or quiet there dogs. Again nothing was enforced. Lastly, during this time we must all maintain safe distancing. People walking the trails did not wear masks when walking in close quarters. Also in the swimming area, people were close to each other without masks. Definitely not a safe environment. This will be one park I will not return to ever again.
Don’t expect peace and quiet if you go to this park.
Written August 4, 2020
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ADbomtony
New York City, NY81 contributions
Hike away
Jul 2020
We did the West and East rim trail as the Gorge trail was closed. It took 1.5 hours to finish the entire hike. Paths are well marked and flat except when ascending.
Great but distant views of the fall along good bird watching

Lots of spaces for picnics and swimming (though it was closed for cleaning)
Written July 15, 2020
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Nomad18148677210
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Great sites, nice walking paths, friendly staff
Aug 2019
Nice but long hikes along the brook. If you like wineries, there are a lot of great ones in the area.
Written February 12, 2020
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sfgBufordGa
Buford Ga13 contributions
Georgia native visits NY park
Oct 2019 • Friends
Had wanted to see this park for years, my parents were from upstate NY and I have pictures my grandfather took in the 1930s of this park. The beauty of this park is stunning and we were there a few days before the real fall colors were popping. The hike from the upper portion of the park to the lower portion is so pretty. The trails are well maintained and relatively easy if going downhill!
Written November 5, 2019
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Lydia F
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Miniature Watkins Glen
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is a pretty little park. At one time they allowed people in the water but not now. Easy walking on well tread paths though some of the stone steps are falling apart a bit. At the end of the gorge trail there are a lot of steps but you can skip them, they just lead up to the trail exit and there is no view from there. There are pretty bridges and waterfalls along the path. There is an audio tour you can access on your phone. If you are near it is very worth the stop but I wouldn’t recommend traveling a distance to see it. It reminded me of a smaller Watkins Glen.
Written October 13, 2019
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