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Lived in western New York all my life and have never been at this state park. Absolutely beautiful... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Hiking in the gorge is a can’s miss!

We visited after Labor Day and mid-week so no admission charge. Unfortunately that also meant their... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana
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There is a wide variety of recreation available at this scenic park including hiking, camping, tennis, swimming and hunting.
10820 State Route 36, Dansville, NY 14437-9599
+1 716-335-8111
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Lived in western New York all my life and have never been at this state park. Absolutely beautiful. Get there before 10am so you get a parking spot and a picnic table. The water in the swimming hole was 60F in mid July so be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gayleg515
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We like to stop at Stony Brook every year during our vacation trip to enjoy a picnic lunch. However, this year when we arrived on Aug. 27 the camp store was closed (maybe permanently) and there were no vending machines. Luckily, we had brought enough...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank CatonsvilleGeorge
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We visited after Labor Day and mid-week so no admission charge. Unfortunately that also meant their “natural” swimming area situated right in the gorge was also closed. However, you can see it in one of the photos. Very interesting. We hiked on a very hot...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pegw332
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped by this park while camping nearby. The park is spacious and beautiful. It is also VERY busy. They had attendants to tell you where to park. We were there during a Saturday in July, so being busy shouldn't be a surprise, but HOW...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank allen2805
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Went here with family while on vacation to Finger Lakes region. Only $7 per car to spend the day here. Pack a lunch and eat in the picnic area. Charcoal grills are also available. Take the Gorge Trail. There are stairs but it’s not too...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 317Chris_D
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We went on a day trip on a weekend when the park was full. The park itself was well kept with many tables, good play area, well managed swimming pools having lifeguards. The gorge trail and falls were very nice to take in. Just watch...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Family reunion weekend. This year at Stony Brook State Park. Huge playground, amazing hiking trails, camping, swimming and fun! Tons of picnic space and very family friendly. Strongly recommend this park.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 613billp
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This park is a hidden gem! From the nature pool to the hike to a magnificent waterfall. Picnic tables Everywhere to enjoy some lunch and good old fashion family time. They also have a wonderful playground for young children (and lifeguards on duty at the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 189christinag
Reviewed 5 August 2018

.... because they couldn't walk in the water. When people walk in the creek, it stirs up the bottom mud. This raises the turbidity level in the pool, so they have to close it for health reasons. Thus, your walking in the water deprives hundreds...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank blbock
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We just spent 2 very hot nights camping in Sugar Maple cabin! The pool was a very cool welcome! Get there early though because they close sections due to poor visibility when it gets crowded. Downside is you are not supposed to walk in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank jillhbflo716
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Joe D
3 July 2018|
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Response from jillhbflo716 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! 2 per campsite I believe
Patricia K
7 August 2017|
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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!!