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.
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Suffolk County Parks is committed to ensuring our visitors and staff continues to have a safe and memorable outdoor experience at our County parks. We are following the Governor, County Executive and public health officials' guidance as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. While campgrounds are open there will be additional precautions taken to ensure everyone can properly practice social distancing while still protecting or employees and campers alike. Precautions include but are not limited to:
- No walk-up reservations.
- Reservations made after June 15 will follow the regular cancellation policy.
- Single car parking at campsites. Two vehicle parking permits will be provided. Second vehicle will be permitted to park in main parking lot with permit. (Exception Outer Beach Campgrounds).
- Check-in will be conducted through the check-in cabin window.
- Camping units must be self- contained through June 30th. No tent camping during this time. (Per Suffolk County Health Department self-contained units are defined as having a built-in flushable toilet with a built-in holding tank with a minimum capacity of 5 gallons.)
- Tent Camping is available for reservations with a begin date July 1 forward.
- Campsite occupancy strictly enforced to a single household residing at same address.
- No visitors permitted at campsite.
- Campground bathrooms and showers are closed through June 30.
- Outdoor public gathering areas may be closed. (ex. picnic areas and pavilions)
- Playgrounds are closed.
- Campers must wear a face covering and gloves when utilizing the dump station.
- Campers must practice social distancing when not at campsite and wear face covering when unable to social distance.
Please note the current COVID-19 situation is very fluid. As the situation changes our policies and availability of park activities may change. We are assessing every policy daily. We greatly appreciate your patience and hope you know we are doing our best to navigate this difficult situation.
Stay safe Suffolk!