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.
Smith Point, Cupsogue, Shinnecock East, Montauk 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 Pines, Indian Island, Sears Bellows, Southaven and West Hills are also wonderful parks and offer camping, youth group camping, group picnics, hiking and scenic woodland views. The Suffolk County Parks camping season generally runs from April through Veterans Day in November, although a few parks entertain visitors year round. Each campground is unique and offers a variety of outdoor activities.
Blydenburgh, Cedar Point, Cupsogue, Meschutt, Montauk, Sears Bellows, Shinnecock and Southaven are open until Veterans Day. Southaven until Columbus Day and Smith Point until October 31st. We offer winter camping, when possible, for self-contained campers at Indian Island and Cathedral Pines.
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.
There's nothing quite as fun as camping with your friends and family. That's why Suffolk County Parks offer group areas and outside pavilions, geared to keeping everyone in your "camping family" happy. Group camping areas can be the perfect location for your family reunion or group outing. Group camps range in accommodations from 7 to 20 sites (10 site minimum on holiday weekends) for a minimum of 2 night stay.
Our parks offer a remarkable diversity of natural settings including views of the beautiful Peconic, Carmans and Nissequogue Rivers, Bellows and Stump Pond, Gardiners Bay or the majestic White Pine forest of Cathedral Pines.
To apply for a Group Camping site you will need to fill out the Group Event Permit Application available HERE and email it to Parks Customer Service at ParksCustomerService@Suffolkcountyny.gov.
Deciding where to Group Camp? Blydenburgh, Cathedral Pines, Indian Island, Sears Bellows, Cedar Point and Southaven.
Campsite reservations can be made online with valid Green Key via the Suffolk County Parks Department Reservation Website.
Green Key holders may make reservations from 2 to 90 days in advance of the date they wish their reservation to begin.
Reservations for a new day begin at 7:00 pm.
Between April 1 - October 31, reservations must be for a minimum of four nights if your reservation begins on a Thursday - Sunday or Holiday. Before April 1st and after Oct. 31st, the minimum is two nights.
For camping rates and further information please visit our Fee Schedule Page.
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