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Hempstead Lake State Park, Hempstead

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4/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
Hempstead Lake State Park is located in Hempstead. To visit Hempstead Lake State Park on your trip to Hempstead, use our Hempstead travel itinerary maker.
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  • Today, my 13 yr old daughter and I walked around the lake. We parked by McDonald Pond, walk passed people picnicking and fishing and accessed the trail near where we drove into the park - off Peninsul...  read more »
  • Nice lake and trails with horses, people and bikes. I know it as a clean, quiet, & safe green place to hang out, but upon reading some other reviews i realize that i have just scratched the surface. M...  read more »
  • Beautiful state park, very clean. We would definitely go back for a day. We were under the pavilion so even with the passing showers we still had a good time. Park ranger came over to complement the m...  read more »
  • I love coming out here to BBQ. It's about 45 minutes away from Brooklyn with moderate traffic and boasts a very nice space around a lake. There are tennis and basketball courts, playgrounds and bathrooms aplenty. Lots of picnic tables and trees for shade as well as some nice short hiking trails. Stone & steel ground grills can be found all over the park though I've always brought my own. Parking lot 1 is free I believe but 2&3 are something like $8. The park is well maintained with staff emptying the garbage bins and parks & police patrols all day.
  • Playground is new in 2014 and the kids love it. The old carousel is nice and can be rented for parties. They have a decent sized section where leashed dogs are allowed. Small lake has fishing in the summer and ice skating in the winter. They allow kayaking and non-motorized watercraft on the largest lake although there is an overpriced permit fee.
  • Very good park, if you are fan of barbeque. They have 3 parking lots. ($8). It is always fresh and clean air with abundance of trees.
  • Love this park for my LO. It has swings, slides, basketball courts and tennis courts (for a price). It is extremely clean and quiet. Plenty of shade to go around and the walk between lots is not bad. Picnic tables and in-ground BBQ pits make it great for family outings.
  • Great space for outdoor activities. Great place for having a large bbq party or picnic. All ages can enjoy.
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