What to do in Wildwood State Park

Located approximately 73 miles from Manhattan off the Long Island Expressway, Wildwood State Park encompasses 600 acres of relatively undeveloped land used for camping, fishing, hiking, swimming and picnicking. The park is open year-round with seasonal camping.

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. An annual Fall Festival is held the first weekend in October.

Recreation
Wildwood State Park offers a swimming beach, a bike trail, hiking trails, a nature trail, fishing site, concession, playground, recreation programs, picnic tables, campground and cross-country skiing in winter.

Location
Located on Long Island Sound, Wildwood State Park rests immediately east of Wading River, north of SR 25A.

Climate
The Wildwood State Park area experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average above 72 degrees Fahrenheit (above 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. Typically Long Island has more than 200 days of frost-free growing season.

Address
P.O. Box 518
North Wading River Road
Wading River, NY 11792

Phone: 631-929-4314


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