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Stony Brook State Park is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York, close to the small town of Dansville. The park is well-known for its rugged gorge, picturesque waterfalls, and a brisk stream that carves its path through the rocky terrain.

Cabin Area

The Cabin Area within Stony Brook State Park offers visitors a more comfortable camping experience while still providing the rustic charm of being close to nature. The cabins are usually simple structures that offer basic amenities to campers looking for an outdoor experience without going fully primitive.


  • Booking: Reservations for cabins can be made online through the New York State Parks Reservation System or by calling their reservation hotline. It's generally a good idea to book in advance, especially during peak seasons such as summer and fall.

  • Check-in: It's important to check the specific check-in time for cabins which can vary from camping sites.

  • Duration: There may be minimum stay requirements, especially during holiday weekends or peak times.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Inside the Cabin: Cabins often come equipped with beds or bunks, a table, and chairs. You will need to provide your own bedding unless specified otherwise.

  • Cooking: Some cabins may have a kitchenette or at least a basic setup for cooking, but you should check ahead of what exactly is provided. Outdoor fire rings or grills are usually available for cooking and campfires.

  • Electricity & Water: Some cabins may include electricity and running water, while others do not. This information is crucial to know beforehand to prepare accordingly.

  • Restrooms: Depending on the cabin, restroom facilities may either be inside the cabin or easily accessible in nearby service buildings.


  • Hiking: Stony Brook State Park features a number of trails, including the rim and gorge trails that allow you to explore the scenic nature, including waterfalls and the brook itself.

  • Swimming: The park has a swimming area that is typically open during the summer with lifeguards on duty.

  • Picnicking: There are picnic areas throughout the park where you can enjoy a meal surrounded by nature.

  • Fishing: The brook provides opportunities for fishing; just make sure to comply with New York State fishing regulations.


  • Pets: Pets may be allowed in certain cabins with proof of vaccination and an additional fee, but it's necessary to verify this before booking.

  • Firewood: Transporting firewood into or out of the park is often restricted to prevent the spread of pests and diseases. Purchase firewood locally or gather it within the park if permitted.

  • Alcohol: The consumption of alcohol may be restricted or prohibited in certain areas.

Safety Considerations

  • Wildlife: As with any park, it's important to respect wildlife and store food securely.

  • Trail Safety: Trails may be slippery or hazardous during wet conditions or after periods of rain, so proper footwear and caution are advised.

  • Weather Readiness: Be prepared for changing weather conditions and cooler temperatures in the evening.

Contact Information

For the most current and detailed information, it is always best to contact the park directly. This will enable you to get specifics about cabin availability, amenities, rules, and other important details that could impact your stay.

Stony Brook State Park contact information can usually be found on the New York State Parks website or by directly searching for the park's contact information online.

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