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Wildwood State Park

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Address
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

Find more about park permit information.

 

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.

Maps

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 09 Jul
Wildwood Learn-to-Swim
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Wildwood State Park
(631) 929-4314

The Learn-to-Swim program will be a 6-week session. Each class is 45 minutes long (Adult lessons are 60 minutes) and meets once a week for eight weeks, July 9th through August 13th.

9-9:45AM Level 2
10-10:45AM Level 1
11:00AM -11:45AM Preschool Level 1

 

Registration: Required
Sat 16 Jul
Wildwood Learn-to-Swim
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Wildwood State Park
(631) 929-4314

The Learn-to-Swim program will be a 6-week session. Each class is 45 minutes long (Adult lessons are 60 minutes) and meets once a week for eight weeks, July 9th through August 13th.

9-9:45AM Level 2
10-10:45AM Level 1
11:00AM -11:45AM Preschool Level 1

 

Registration: Required
Sat 23 Jul
Wildwood Learn-to-Swim
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Wildwood State Park
(631) 929-4314

The Learn-to-Swim program will be a 6-week session. Each class is 45 minutes long (Adult lessons are 60 minutes) and meets once a week for eight weeks, July 9th through August 13th.

9-9:45AM Level 2
10-10:45AM Level 1
11:00AM -11:45AM Preschool Level 1

 

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Jul
Wildwood Learn-to-Swim
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Wildwood State Park
(631) 929-4314

The Learn-to-Swim program will be a 6-week session. Each class is 45 minutes long (Adult lessons are 60 minutes) and meets once a week for eight weeks, July 9th through August 13th.

9-9:45AM Level 2
10-10:45AM Level 1
11:00AM -11:45AM Preschool Level 1

 

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Jul
Jester Jim
Saturday, July 30, 2016 07:00 PM
Wildwood State Park
(631) 929-4314

Young and old will be glued to his every sound as Jester Jim performs his amazing juggling show.

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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