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Overview of Cottage Area in Wildwood State Park

Wildwood State Park, located in Suffolk County, New York, on the north shore of Long Island, offers a variety of recreational activities including camping, hiking, fishing, and swimming. The park features a Cottage Area dedicated to providing an alternative to traditional tent or RV camping.

Cottage Rentals

Features and Amenities:

  • The cottages are often equipped with basic amenities that may include kitchen facilities, a bathroom with a shower, bedrooms, heating and/or air conditioning, and a living area.
  • Typically, cottages will come furnished, but specifics can vary so it is wise to check details before arrival.
  • Cottages are available for rent by the week, starting on a designated weekday.

Reservations and Costs:

  • Cottages at state parks are usually in high demand, so making reservations well in advance is advised.
  • You can generally book cottages online through the park's reservation system or by phone.
  • Prices for cottage rentals vary throughout the season and can be higher during peak season or on weekends. Check the park's website or call the park office for current pricing.

General Camping Information

Campsite Features:

  • In addition to cottages, Wildwood State Park offers a number of traditional camping options including tent and trailer sites.
  • Sites are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings.

Facilities and Services:

  • The park usually provides restrooms with showers for campers.
  • There may be a dump station for trailers and RVs.
  • Playgrounds, sports fields, and swimming areas are common facilities at state parks like Wildwood.

Recreational Opportunities:

  • Hiking trails and access to the beach are major attractions at Wildwood State Park.
  • The park often schedules activities such as guided walks and educational programs.

Important Considerations

Rules and Regulations:

  • Always observe park rules, which can include quiet hours, pet regulations, and fire safety guidelines.
  • Alcohol might be prohibited or restricted to specific areas.
  • Check if you need a permit to fish if that's among your planned activities.

Safety and Wildlife:

  • Heed guidelines for interacting with local wildlife and securing food to avoid attracting animals to your site.
  • Dress appropriately for ticks and other insects, particularly in wooded areas.
  • Be aware of the weather and prepare for changing conditions, especially if you're in a coastal area like Wildwood State Park.


  • Some cottages and facilities might be accessible to persons with disabilities. Check the park's accessibility options before booking.

Local Attractions:

  • Explore beyond the park's boundaries to nearby attractions, which may include vineyards, historic sites, and other points of interest on Long Island.

To ensure that you have the most current and accurate information, it is a good practice to verify details with the park directly before your trip. Contact the park's main office, visit the official website, or refer to the state's Department of Parks and Recreation for specific questions and updates regarding the Cottage Area and camping at Wildwood State Park.

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