Camping

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Camping

Camping is often defined as temporarily living outdoors, but to the millions of people that love it, camping amounts to much more. It is a way to reconnect with nature, escape the grind, and spend quality time with family and friends . It is a pastime enjoyed by all types of people from the classic tent camper, to those not quite willing to give up all the comforts of home. In our Suffolk County campgrounds, campers enjoy destinations with world-class beauty - from scenic woodland vistas to Ocean front campsites. Combine that with a variety of recreational opportunities available at our campgrounds, and you're set for a rewarding experience.

OUR CAMPGROUNDS

Smith PointCupsogueShinnecock EastMontauk Parks are our Flagship Parks.  These are our largest, most popular parks with the most amenities to offer visitors such as beach front views, hiking trails, swimming and much more.  Blydenburgh , Cathedral PinesIndian IslandSears BellowsSouthaven and West Hills are also wonderful parks and offer camping, youth group camping, group picnics, hiking and scenic woodland views. The county camping season generally runs from April through October although many parks entertain visitors year round. We offer winter camping, when possible, for self-contained campers at Indian Island and Cathedral Pines. Each campground is unique and offers a variety of outdoor activities.

THE CAMPSITES

Suffolk County offers several types of camping: Tent, Pop-Up, Trailer and Motorhome, Outer Beach Camping, Group Club Camping and Youth Group Camping. Blydenburgh, Cathedral Pines, Southaven, Indian Island, Sears Bellows and Cedar Point campgrounds offer trailer, tent, and club camping areas. Smith Point has our largest number of electric sites and full-hookup sites in Suffolk County. Our flagship parks Cupsogue, Montauk , Shinnecock East  and Smith Point all have Outer Beach camping for self-contained camping vehicles. The off-beach campsites offer picnic tables, fire rings and cement pads on most sites.

RESERVATIONS

Campsite reservations can be made online with a valid Green Key via the Parks Department Reservation Website. Green Key card holders can make reservations through the Parks reservation system online. Between April 1 - October 31, reservations must be for a minimum of four nights if your reservation begins on a Thursday - Sunday or Holiday, and for a minimum of two nights if your reservation begins on a Monday - Wednesdays only, excluding holidays. Before April 1st and after Oct. 31st, the minimum is two nights. Resident green key holders may make reservations from 2 to 90 days in advance Reservations for a new day begin at 7:00 pm.

Rental Rates In-Season Off-Season
Resident $14 per night $7 per night
Resident Sr. Citizen/Handicap/Vol./Veteran/Aux. Pol./CERT $7 per night $4 per night
Disabled Veteran / Active Military FREE FREE
Non-resident $29 per night $15.00 per night
Amenity Fees*
Flagship Park
Smith Point, Cupsogue, Shinnecock East, Montauk
$3 per night
Tier I Site
Smith Point full hookup & outer beach sites, Cupsogue, Shinnecock East & Montauk
$9 per night
Tier II Site
Smith Point excluding full hookup and outer beach sites Southaven, Indian Island, Cedar Point & Blydenburgh
$4 per night
Full Hook Up (Water, Electric & Sewer) $ 10 per night
Electric $ 6 per night
Overnight Parking Additional Car Resident (Smith Point) $ 9 per night
Overnight Parking Additional Car Non-Resident (Smith Point) $16 per night

*Amenity fees are added to the base campsite fee and is based on the type of amenity available at the selected campground and specific site selected for your reservation.

For Youth and Group Camping information and fee schedule please visit our Fee Schedule Page.

Contact Us

Address:
P.O. Box 144
West Sayville, NY 11796

Email:
scparks@suffolkcountyny.gov

Phone:
(631) 854-4949

Fax:
(631) 854-4969

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