Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Wildwood State Park

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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.

2015 Summer Programs

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Current Water Quality - Beach Results

No Pets Allowed

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 518Wading River, NY 11792

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round.
  • 2016 Camping Season: April 1 - October 10
  • 2016 Swimming Season: 6/25 - 9/5, 10 am - 5:30 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.

Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.

  • Camping
  • $18-$34/night

    *Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents

  • Fishing
  • Permit Needed for Night Fishing
    Annual Sport Fishing $30
    7 Day Sport Fishing $15
    Permits sold at Babylong Headquarters.
  • Group Camps
  • Group camps are available. Please contact the park directly for fees and availability.
  • Metal Detecting
  • By Permit Only $40
  • Night Sport Fishing Permit
  • NYS Vehicle Registration $30
    Out of State Vehicle Registration $55
    7 Day Sport Fishing Permit $25
  • Star Gazing Permit
  • NYS Vehicle Registration $30
    Out of State Vehicle Registration $55
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • $10 per car
    Non-Profit Buses (By permit only) $35
    Commercial Buses $75
    No buses on weekends or holidays

    Collected 5/27-10/10, 8 AM - 4 PM, daily.


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.

Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wildwood State Park
(631) 929-4314

Come join us at Wildwood State Park in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Various volunteer projects will be available to choose from.

Project: Beach cleanup. Volunteers will be brought onto the beach via 4wd rack trucks and will be given gloves and bags to pick up debris form the shoreline

Register Now

Contact event coordinator David Zapasek for more information:

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Camper Recreation (Accessible)
  • Campsites
  • 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
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • X-Country Skiing