Camp tents set up in the Long Island Pine Barrens at night

Camping opportunities are offered at the following state and county parks:

Cathedral Pines County Park General campsites for tents and trailers are available with full sanitary facilities.  Youth groups and club camping areas are available on a reservation basis only.  Ten sites are equipped with electric hookups. Located on Yaphank-Middle Island Road in Middle Island.

Sears Bellows County Park offers a number of recreational activities for campers.  The park contains 40 trailer sites and 30 tent sites accompanied by sanitary facilities.  Youth group and club camping areas are available by permit only.   Follow Route 24 to Bellows Pond Road.  Park entrance is on the right.

Indian Island County Park in Riverhead offers 275 acres of scenic beauty for individual and group campers to enjoy.  Tent and camper sites are available as well as restrooms and shower facilities.  Located off of Route 105 in Riverhead.

Shinnecock East County Park offers campers a unique camping experience on this beautiful barrier beach.  Self-contained campers only, no tents are permitted on the beach.  A valid Suffolk County Parks Green Key Card is required to utilize the park’s 100 campsites.  Turn right on Halsey Neck Road off of Montauk Highway.  Turn right heading west on Dune Road in Southampton.

Southaven County Park The Carmans River flows through a tranquil pine-oak forest and is a popular park for camping in both tents and campers.  Boating and freshwater fishing are permitted. Located off of Victory Avenue in Brookhaven.

Meschutt Beach County Park Camping opportunities limited to self-contained trailers and campers only.  Meschutt Beach is a still-water, supervised bathing beach located on the Great Peconic Bay. Located on Canal Road and Old North Highway in Hampton Bays.

Cover Photo: Frank Schmidt (Flickr CC)