Suffolk County Parks offer group camping areas that are geared to keeping everyone in your "camping family" happy! Our group camping areas can accommodate a range of group sizes, and are located within the campgrounds at Blydenburgh, Cathedral Pines (closed for construction through May 2024), Indian Island, Sears Bellows, Cedar Point and Southaven County Parks. These group areas range from 7 to 20 campsites and can be reserved using the following guidelines:
- Non-Holiday Weekends: Your group/club must plan to occupy a minimum of seven (7) group-area campsites with a minimum 3-night stay
- Holiday Weekends: Your group/club must plan to occupy a minimum of ten (10) group-area campsites with a minimum 4-night stay
We start accepting Group Camping Permit Applications in March for the upcoming camping season each year. To apply for a Group Camping permit, please submit the online Group/Club Camping Permit Application. For more information, please read through the Group/Club Camping Permit Application Instructions & Information sheet.
Group Camping Application Form
2024 Availability Calendar
Group/Club Camping Permit Applications may be submitted using the online form starting on March 1st at Midnight. Early applications will not be accepted.
We will allow three (3) applications per group, one of which can be a holiday weekend. If your camping Group/Club has a reservation from the annual group camping lottery period, your group is eligible to submit two (2) additional Group/Club Camping Permit Applications.
As a reminder, Group Camping reservations are for the dates stated on the application, no early check in dates are allowed. Check-in time is at 4:00 P.M. and check-out is at 12:00 P.M. Late check-out fees will apply to the individual sites within the Group Area.
Period of Stay rules apply to Group Camping. Individuals are not permitted to stay more than 7 nights in a campground (14-night stays are allowed at Cedar Point, Blydenburgh, and Sears Bellows), even if they are camping with a different group or have an individual reservation. These rules apply to individuals, as well as households, members of the same family living at the same address, and the same trailer/RV/camping unit.