Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Brookhaven State Park

Skip Navigation LinksHome / State Parks / Brookhaven State Park
William Floyd Parkway
(Between NY 25 and NY 25A)
Wading River, NY 11792
Latitude 40.913059
Longitude -72.878899

Once property of Brookhaven National Laboratory and former military installation called Camp Upton, Brookhaven State Park is 1,638-acres and is part of the central core of the Long Island Pine Barrens. The Park runs along the east side William Floyd Parkway north of Whiskey Road, and between NY 25 and NY 25A. For the avid hiker, the park features The Brookhaven Trail, which heads south through the park and hooks up with the white-blazed Paumanok Path.

In addition to various oak-pine habitats this park also contains scattered wetlands. Some of Brookhaven's foliage includes flowering dogwood, wild geranium, Christmas fern and pitch pine. Coastal plain ponds also lie within the park boundaries.

Dogs are permitted on a six-foot leash and must be picked up after.

Mailing Address
c/o Wildwood State Park
P.O. Box 518Wading River, NY 11792

Hours of Operation

  • Trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding: Open Sat. and Sun. throughout the year.

    Applications for group use are accepted through the Long Island Regional Office's Permit Department (631-669-1000), located in Babylon, NY.
  • Hours are subject to change. Please contact the park office before arrival to ensure the park is open.

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

  • Entrance/Use Fee
  • None

Brookhaven State Park opens for archery season Nov. 1. Hunters should please obey current signs.

Get Directions

Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Nature Trails * 25 Miles of multi use trails
  • Activities
  • Hiking