Stony Brook State Park RV & Campground Guide

New York

Located in Dansville, New York, Stony Brook State Park has been a hotspot since the late 1920s. Locals and travelers alike have populated this state park in the summertime to enjoy the many natural wonders this park offers. Spanning over 568 acres, this park delights its visitors with its three large waterfalls that can be accessed by a moderately challenging hike. Do not fret though, as there are natural swimming pools that will allow you to cool off and relax after your hike. Three cities you can find near Stony Brook State Park are Dansville, Canaseraga, and Cohocton, all of which are located in New York.

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Weather
Spring 45-70 F
Summer 70-90 F
Fall 45-70 F
Winter 20-45 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Stony Brook State Park

Taking an RV to visit a state park, especially in this part of the country, can provide a lot of enjoyment for a family. If you don’t have an RV of your own, then consider renting one from RVshare.

Stony Brook State Park Campground

Stony Brook State Park Campground is a great place to stay when visiting the park, and you’ll love how the sites overlook the south entrance gorge. Camping here has a fee of $15 a night, with additional fees applying for XL large campsites, weekend stays, and holiday stays.

  • Water hookup: No
  • Electrical hookup: No
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other features: Swimming pool, tennis court, playgrounds, and playing fields for recreational sports.

Sugar Creek Glen Campground

Sugar Creek Glen Campground is a gem of a campground that has provided memorable experiences and a place to relax and unwind for more than five decades. A standard RV site is $46 a night for a family with two adults and children, but additional adults cost $10 extra per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other features: Recreation hall, playground, nature trails, trout fishing, and dump station.

Skybrook Campground

Skybrook Campground features a gorgeous country setting where you can enjoy hayrides, rowboats, a catch-and-release fishing pond, and you can enjoy local bands playing throughout the weekend. Rates for full hookup sites are $38 per night, and sites with just water and electricity are $33 for a family of four.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other features: Swimming pool, horseshoe pits, hiking trails, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and multiple playgrounds.

RV Rentals Near Stony Brook State Park

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Restaurants

What to Do at
Stony Brook State Park

Inside Stony Brook State Park

Stony Brook State Park is a great place to go swimming or hiking. There are three moderately difficult trails that you can explore; the gorge trail is easy to manage and very scenic while the two rim trails have you climbing cliffs and walking through the woods to look over the falls in the park. At the end of your hike, you can jump into one of the plunge pools to relax and cool off. The narrow channels serve as natural waterslides for some, and the most stunning pictures of the falls come from the plunge pools.

Outside Stony Brook State Park

When you're done exploring Stony Brook State Park, there are plenty of things that you can do nearby. Many of these restaurants, shops, and other attractions are located off I-390, I-86, or NY-36. With less than an hour's drive between Stony Brook State Park and Rochester, NY, there's definitely something for everyone to enjoy in the area.

Restaurants

Scovill’s Grill

Scovill’s Grill is a place where you can sit back to watch the game while enjoying small appetizers to snack on, such as buffalo chips or chicken wings. Full-sized entrees are available for those with an appetite, with some favorites including Scovill’s chicken and the bone-in ribeye steak.

Type: American

Location: 60 Red Jacket Street, Dansville, NY 14437

Java Jungle Cafe

If you're craving a delightful breakfast, then the Java Jungle Cafe is a must-stop restaurant. Their smokehouse omelet with pulled pork, smoked chicken, bacon, cheddar, and BBQ sauce is to die for. If that's not your cup of tea, then there's a prime rib omelet, a jungle omelet, and a smoked salmon omelet to try. Don’t forget to get a cup of coffee to enjoy with your meal and keep you energized.

Type: Cafe

Location: 114 Main Street, Dansville, NY 14437

Tony’s Pizzeria

In 2020, Tony’s Pizzeria won first place for best pizza, subs, and chicken wings under $10 in Dansville. They also won second place for the best all-around restaurant. If you like pizza, they make their dough and sauce from scratch every day for a fresher, more exquisite taste.

Type: Pizzeria

Location: 140 Main Street, Dansville, NY 14437

Wong’s Kitchen

If you're looking for classic American Chinese favorites like chicken and broccoli or sesame chicken, then Wong’s Kitchen is the ideal restaurant to try. They offer to-go services if you'd like to take the food back to your campsite.

Type: Chinese

Location: 160 Main Street, Dansville, NY 11437

Jack’s Place Gaslight Grill

Jack’s Place Gaslight Grill is a local favorite that has been in this same location for 110 years. Burgers and sandwiches are favorites here, but they also offer larger entrees and smaller appetizers if you prefer. Don’t forget to take home a bottle of Jack’s famous chili mustard sauce for the next time you cook up some wings at home.

Type: Grill

Location: 110 Main Street, Dansville, NY 11437

Shopping

Material Rewards Quilt Shop

Material Rewards specializes in the production of quilts. In their store, you can buy ready-made quilts and materials for making your own. If you’re looking for a fun gift idea, they have kits to help you create quilts for someone special.

Location: 10160 Sandy Hill Road, Dansville, NY 14437

Better Homes

Better Homes isn’t limited to items for your house. You can also find furniture and housewares that would fit well in your favorite Class A, B, or C RV. The business has furniture that would fit multiple rooms, and there are frequent in-store specials to consider.

Location: 13 Ossian Street, Dansville, NY 14437

Dogwood Trading Company

For those who need items like housewares, jewelry, local food, or even children’s toys, Dogwood Trading Company provides a good selection of retail items. They even sell "man cave items,” so those looking to customize their RV interior have options here.

Location: 176 Main Street, Dansville, NY, 14437

Big Lots

Big Lots provides a varied experience for shoppers. There are weekly deals on items ranging from groceries to furniture, so it aligns well with the RVing lifestyle.

Location: 10 Village Plaza, Dansville, New York 14437

The Farmette

If you like sustainably raised poultry and pork, then The Farmette is a great option for your RV trip. You can purchase meat like split chicken, mild Italian chicken sausage, duck livers, and spare ribs at the store.

Location: 9944 State Route 36, Dansville, NY 14437

Sightseeing

Rattlesnake Hill Sightseeing Deck

If animals interest you, then this wildlife habitat is a great place to visit. It consists of over 5,000 acres where you can hike, hunt, fish, and watch the wildlife.

Location: 179-499 New York 70, Dansville, NY 14437

Overland Morgan Horse Farm

Overland Morgan Horse Farm gives you the opportunity to go horseback riding on guided trail rides. There are also pony rides available and a petting zoo for the children to enjoy.

Location: 10456 Shay Rd, Dansville, NY 14437

Flying Colors Ballooning

Flying Colors Ballooning will allow you to see western New York from the skies. Most flights take you about 5,000 feet in the air, which will provide some spectacular views of the Finger Lakes.

Location: 8338 Parker Hill Rd, Dansville, NY 14437

Keshequa Creek Falls Trailhead

As part of Sonyea State Forest, the Keshequa Creek Falls Trailhead is a picturesque hiking path that will expose you to wildlife and nature. It’s located along the forest's western boundary, and you’ll want to take lots of pictures of the namesake falls.

Location: Union Corners Rd, Dansville, NY 14437

Dansville Artworks

While you’re near the state park, consider a stop by Dansville Artworks, which is dedicated to visual, literary, and performance art. They have exhibits, workshops, and a gift shop.

Location: 153 Main St #1316, Dansville, NY 14437

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How to Get to
Stony Brook State Park

From Rochester: Travel south down I-390 South and then turn onto NY-36 South. The park will be located on the left.

From Buffalo: Take I-90 South to NY-400 South. Then, take US-20A East to the exit to NY-36 South. The park will be on your left after about 17 miles.

Entering Stony Brook State Park

The north park entrance is open from dawn until dusk all year, but during the winter, the south entrance, the gorge trail, and other areas may be closed.

Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $7

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