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Wildwood State Park, Wading River

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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3.8/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
Wildwood State Park is a state park located in Suffolk County, New York in the USA. The park is in the Town of Riverhead on the north shore of Long Island. The park includes a beach on Long Island Sound.The park offers a beach, a playground, picnic tables, hiking and biking, fishing, a campground with tent and trailer sites, cross-country skiing, recreation programs and a food concession.
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  • Wildwood State Park is a great Place to camp Off season, after Labor day. No crowds No lines for the showers, No loud noise in the middle of the night. I wouldst waste my time mid summer going to this...  read more »
  • set on the north shore of Long island, Wildwood state park is fairly well laid out with well paved roads, convenient for access and bikes. camping sites are decently sized, and shower/bath houses are ...  read more »
  • The campsite is HUGE, the biggest in Long Island I think, but it doesn't feel big, dirty or industrial. It's rather quaint with everyone settled in the woods. My husband and I went just the two of us ...  read more »
  • North Shore of long Island, so its not isolated camping. If your looking for that head to PA. The campsites are good. Basic tent setup. Great for groups, but you need to book in advance. They fill up and get crowded during the summer. Walk the trails (stay on them though & check for ticks each night and once home) or walk down to the beach (again north shore - LI sound = no waves) and have a nice time.
  • Absolutely love our family reunions at Wildwood! It's always clean, we have an awesome time at square dancing (I've been going since I was 7!) And movie night. Thank you for hosting our family picnic/camping trip for the last 23 years. I have no doubt the next 20 years will be just as great.
  • It's a beautiful place and I love the trails. They have varying lengths so you can go for a short or long walk. Stay quiet and you'll see a deer or five. Careful of the bluffs. They slide after every rainfall and you shouldn't climb on them for your own safety. Good campgrounds and right next to a beach with life guards.
  • Surprising camp with pretty good amenities tucked away on Long Island. However, most of the plots are pretty tightly packed. Plus when i went, no one seemed to care about respecting the quiet time. It got really loud with kids running around. At least it wasn't a ruckus of a more serious type. The beach is nice with a pretty good concession stand. The comfort station is big but gets dirty quick.
  • The beach is very pretty but this campground is so rowdy, I won't be recommending it to any friends. Campers stay up all hours of the night partying loudly. We were relentlessly catcalled by our neighbors all night, which I have to say as a group of women camping, that is not okay. We just needed somewhere cheap to crash on the north fork and it fit the bill fine, but I hope they do something better to enforce quiet hours. I've been to other larger NY State campgrounds and everyone respects the quiet hours so for a campground to be noisy literally all night until 5 am was very surprising. It is definitely not an 'escape the city' type camping setup at all, at one point we even saw a yellowcab making the rounds looking to pickup a fare. It's the only campground I've been to with their own police station in the park but at least that means someone is there to deal with all the drunk and disorderlies. Yes, we did see cops issuing warnings to 4am partiers. That actually happened.
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