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Group Camping

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There's nothing quite as fun as taking your friends and family camping in a Suffolk County Park! You’ll find locations that offer a variety of natural settings with views of the beautiful Peconic, Carmans and Nissequogue Rivers, Bellows and Stump Pond, Gardiners Bay or the majestic White Pine forest of Cathedral Pines.

Suffolk County Parks offer group areas and outside pavilions that are geared to keeping everyone in your "camping family" happy. Group camping areas can be the perfect location for your family reunion or group outing. Our group camping sites are located at Blydenburgh, Cathedral Pines, Indian Island, Sears Bellows, Cedar Point and Southaven and are able to accommodate a range of group sizes, see our table below for specific site amenities. These sites range from 7 to 20 units and can be reserved using the following guidelines:

  • Non-Holiday Weekends: 7 unit minimum with a minimum 3 night stay
  • Holiday Weekends: 10 unit minimum with a minimum 4 night stay
  • *a unit is equivalent to a camping spot, example: 7 units= 7 camping spots

To apply for a Group Camping area you will need to fill out the Group Camping Permit Application. Applications must be submitted to Suffolk County Parks at least 2 weeks prior to event date. For more information please read through the Group Camping Information sheet.

We will begin reviewing Group Camping Permit Applications on March 1st, 2022. Early applications will not be accepted. We will allow THREE applications per group, one of which can be a holiday weekend.

We do offer a Group Camping Lottery each year which allows for groups to apply for a chance at their preferred weekend for the upcoming camping season before it opens on a first come first serve basis. For more information on the lottery, please see our section about the Group Camping Lottery.

Group Camping Areas and Accommodations

Blydenburgh County Park

Site Number Site Capacity Water Electric
1 15 Units Yes No

Cathedral Pines County Park

Site Number Site Capacity Water Electric
1 10 Units Yes No
2 11 Units Yes No
3 10 Units Yes No
4 12 Units Yes No

Cedar Point County Park

Site Number Site Capacity Water Electric
A 20 Units Yes No
B 10 Units Yes No
C 15 Units Yes No
D 15 Units Yes No

Indian Island County Park

Site Number Site Capacity Water Electric
1 15 Units Yes Yes
2 15 Units Yes Yes
3 15 Units Yes Yes
4 10 Units Yes Yes

Sears Bellows County Park

Site Number Site Capacity Water Electric
1C 20 Units Yes 1, 15-amp in Area to share between sites
1C 12 Units Yes 1, 15-amp in Area to share between sites

Southaven County Park

Site Number Site Capacity Water Electric
A 15 Units Yes Yes
B 15 Units Yes Yes