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Stony Brook State Park

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Address: 10820 Route 36 South, Dansville, NY 14437
Phone Number: 716-335-8111
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There is a wide variety of recreation available at this scenic park...

There is a wide variety of recreation available at this scenic park including hiking, camping, tennis, swimming and hunting.

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Lovely Park

Great park for picnics, cook-outs, hikes, bird-watching (in the woods), romping in the playground, walking the dog, kicking back in a lawn chair or napping on a blanket. There is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Melanie M
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great park for picnics, cook-outs, hikes, bird-watching (in the woods), romping in the playground, walking the dog, kicking back in a lawn chair or napping on a blanket. There is a wonderful swimming hole with life guards for all ages and skill levels. HOWEVER, swimming in the falls or wading in the creek is prohibited. There are signs posted saying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone goes to Western NY to see Letchworth State park - which is beautiful but there is a little known gem just down the road in Dansville called Stony Brook Park! Here you can actually wade in the river and stand under the waterfalls! Beautiful shady trails all through the woods, a playground, swimming area and bathrooms make this a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We camped here for the Canada Day/Independence Day long weekend and had a great time. The campsites are tightly packed together, so not much privacy, but comes with a fire pit and picnic table and there was plenty of tree cover. The facilities were excellent- hot, free showers, clean washrooms close by and plenty of water spigots. The park is... More 

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Dansville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live nearby, and visit our daughter and family when they are in this campground each year. Last weekend my wife and I decided to try a resumption of the camping experience after a hiatus of over twenty years, so we reserved a campsite for a weekend at Stonybrook. All the campsites were occupied, by campers of all ages. This... More 

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Thank Larry H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great park to spend the day and enjoy some easy hiking, swimming, camping. Really enjoyed the gorge trail and the challenge of the East Rim Trail.

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Thank Phil D
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we arrived at Stony Brook State Park in October, we realized there was no electricity at the campground. We parked next to the river and once we were set up we talked first. However soon we started to be quite cold, so we decided to go to bed. The next day we bought a propane heater. Way better that... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park was a great find and I am very glad that we found it. Only $7 for a vehicle of people and copious fun times to be had. There is everything from softball fields and tennis courts if that is your thing, but most people come for the water and the hiking. I recommend wearing some shoes you don't... More 

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Hurley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We live 4 hours away and came here just for this park. It's has a picnic area, swimming, playground, tennis courts, basketball but best of all trails around this unique gorge area. It boasts 3 waterfalls on the trail. Warning: if you do the loop around the entire thing it has steep sections and tons of stairs. We loved it... More 

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Dansville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful place! If you love waterfalls and stone paths, Stony Brook is the place for you. They have ample amounts of picnic areas and a huge playground. In the summer, the river is dammed for swimming.

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Woodridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I took my younger sisters on a five hour road trip to see a nearby park and found this one as well. We went to Letchworth State Park the day before we went here and I found this one to be much nicer. We walked the Gorge trail and got very close to all of the waterfalls. It is clean... More 

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