Stony Brook State Park is a state park of New York in the United States. It is located south of Dansville in Steuben County on New York State Route 36. Stony Brook State Park Campground is short distance away. The Park has two entrances, upper and lower, connected (other than Route 36) only by the stream and trails.The signature attraction of the park is the eponymous brook, which is an example of small, post-glacial streams in the Finger Lakes area. The small creeks and brooks in this area cut through the Great Lakes-area escarpments following retreat of the ice age glaciers, creating deep, narrow gorges, with many waterfalls, which are uncommonly accessible.As do some other parks in the region, such as Fillmore Glen State Park, Robert H. Treman State Park, and Buttermilk Falls State Park, the park features a semi-natural swimming pool, created by a small dam constructed in the lower reaches of the stream.Stony Brook became a summer tourist spot in the late 19th century, following the construction of a railroad in 1883. The resort fell into decline by the 1920s. New York state resurrected the area by buying the land and establishing the state park in 1928.To visit Stony Brook State Park and other attractions in Dansville, use our Dansville vacation route planner.
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Stony Brook State Park Reviews
HammerHeidiAugust 14, 2017
We were really surprised at how great of a park this was. It has a super kids playground - loads of climbing, slides, spinning, balance items for kids of all ages. Trails were well marked. We took the... more »
ccg2005August 9, 2017
First time camping in a state park for us so I'll just give my thoughts and you can compare it to your other experiences. Bathrooms were really clean, camping areas were not bad, but mostly dirt/rock ... more »
Jamie PJuly 31, 2017
I camp here for a few nights almost every year. The park in of itself is totally worth a visit as the hiking is magnificent. Plenty of great photo opportunities between the bridges and waterfalls. Ple... more »
Zack KaurMay 31, 2017
The gorge trail was really cool. Great hike for families with little kids. Plenty of picnic space for all the people there. They say no swimming in the river, but lots of people were playing in the water.
Crystal GardnerApril 1, 2017
Stony Brook has fast become one of my favorite parks. I take my camera with me everywhere I go and the scenery here does not disappoint. The gorge trail is full of beautiful waterfalls, and there is always an abundance of different wildlife around.
Casey DunneJune 29, 2017
Gorgeous park with lots to do. Great for family events or a quiet walk with your dog.
Shelly farleyJune 30, 2017
Love it here great hiking trails,Great place to take pictures,Love the waterfalls,playgrounds,camping areas,swimming pool,and designated area to swim in the water along the trails.
Kelly St.OngeMay 31, 2017
My husband and I use to take our kids there, and now our grandkids..let's protect our national and state parks so our great grandchildren can enjoy this breathtaking, beautiful park...family oriented and amazing..
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