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Description - 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.

Attractions - 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.

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.

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

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Filed By: Jeanine (New YOrk, NY)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: I don't know if they were gypsy moths or not- but we were covered in worms. There must of been millions of them. The ground was moving with them- worse, they were dropping thier poo from the trees above- it was raining down caterpillar feces the entire time- like rain- we could hear it day and night. You could not hold a cup for a sec or it would have tons of the feces in it- set down a cooler, chair or your foot and within moments it would be crawling with worms. It was the horrible! Plus one of the bathrooms was not working so the one close to us was over used. There was no soap and it was quite dirty. BUT we were close to the beach and that was great. Clean up the bathrooms and work on the moth problem and it would be a great place.

Filed By: Terry Duke (Old Brookville, NY)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: Reservations at this and all NYS parks are horrid. Being a handicapped person I cannot believe that with all these acres--not one campsite is available. Booking a reservation through a Florida based company is a scam and a reflection on how NYS once again jolts the public. Thank You for nothing !!

Filed By: george (rocky point, ny)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: A brisk day in late march, but perfect sun and skies. very few people at midday. deer not far inside the entrance. beautiful beach with a large amount of enormous boulders. atop some trails on the bluff offer what must be some of the cheapest and best views of the eastern long island sound. it must be very close to some of the higher elevations on the island.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Please tell me about the Stanford White House designed for Roland Mitchell. I want to go inside of it. I like Bob Nellin very much and Uncle Jude.Thank you. Linda Chase

Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This was my second trip to Wildwood,but deffinitely not the last. I was so sad when it was time to leave, Wildwood has indeed a token of nostalgia and when your'e taking in the beauty of nature it is absolutely magnificent. The kids had a trail down to the beach they called the Hobbit trail.There were deers in the woods. All in all it was a great trip and lookiong forward to going back soon.

Filed By: Carol (Huntington, NY)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I have been going to wildwood for years the people have always been friendly, but watch out for the racoons at night, Do NOT put your cooler in your tent they will eat thier way

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Contact Information:
Wildwood State Park, P.O. Box 518, North Wading River Road , Wading River, NY, 11792, Phone: 631-929-4314

Additional Information:
Long Island Travel Region - Millions of annual visitors find Long Island to be a recreation haven, particularly along the southern coast. Extending 118 miles, this urban stretch of land offers everything from historical sights to mammal observations.
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.

Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation - Official agency Website


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