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Stony Brook State Park

10820 State Route 36, Dansville, NY 14437-9599
+1 716-335-8111
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Not the glitziest park but beautiful nonetheless

There are more impressive parks nearby, but this is a lovely park in its own right and worth a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New York, NY
Loved this more than Letchworth State Park

We were really surprised at how great of a park this was. It has a super kids playground - loads... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hamilton, Canada
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There is a wide variety of recreation available at this scenic park including hiking, camping, tennis, swimming and hunting.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“gorge trail” (29 reviews)
“swimming area” (10 reviews)
10820 State Route 36, Dansville, NY 14437-9599
+1 716-335-8111
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are more impressive parks nearby, but this is a lovely park in its own right and worth a couple hours to walk the gorge trail. Whatever you do (WHATEVER YOU DO), go out and back on the gorge trail. Do not mess around with...More

Thank julie248
Reviewed 4 days ago

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 Gorge Trail from the playground and it...More

Thank HammerHeidi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 for setting up camp. We went to a more...More

1  Thank ccg2005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. Plenty of picnic areas as well if you just stop...More

Thank Jamie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stopped here on a road trip. There was no trail map or markings, but we did find a bridge going into the woods, which lead to a trail up a hill. We heard a waterfall in the other direction, but couldn't...More

Thank lgramlich
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Camped for four days over 4th of July weekend. Campsites are hit or miss. Some are very very small, on top of each other, close to the road, right outside the bathhouse (I mean right outside the bathhouse with no barrier or trees between). Luckily...More

Thank saratogario
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing beautiful place that I have enjoyed for years. I have been looking forward to taking my own children here. I'm am greatly sadden and angry that you can no longer go in the water beyond the "pool" which is freezing cold!...More

6  Thank sarahp31
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Don't come here. Although the scenery is beautiful, today, on the busiest holiday weekend of the summer, I witnessed an obnoxious park official handing out $250 tickets to people, many of whom were not likely native speakers of English, because ( in his words) "You...More

5  Thank Charles N
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I would give the parks beauty a 5/5. We were looking forward to a fun day until we got their and got two tickets from state police within a matter of 10 minutes. Not to mention the 3 other people I saw get tickets for...More

5  Thank rtalia22
Reviewed 13 June 2017

To be honest, I grew up nearby and have loved Stony Brook for decades. It has all the amenities of a larger park, but is accessible in a way that only a smaller park can be. There are 3 great hiking trails; 2 are "rim"...More

Thank BagsPackedLetsGo
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Patricia K
7 August 2017|
Response from rtalia22 | Reviewed this property |
When we went, we got ticketed for just taking a picture in the creek! So I would say unfortunately no creek walking, unless you're willing to get a ticket that will cost you $120!!
Jaime W
8 May 2017|
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Response from ThatWaide G | Reviewed this property |
I love Stony Brook, but for your interests, I agree with those above who have said that Keuka Lake State Park may be a better base camp for you. There is a single brewery in Hornell, as well as a cidery in Canisteo, but that... More
Denise K
23 June 2016|
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Response from catmomcentralOhio | Reviewed this property |
I have visited Stony Brook many times over the past 65 years, but I've never seen any canoeing. I've swam there, I've walked in the Glen, I've picnicked there with family - grandparents, cousins and parents, but no canoes... More