The Perseid Meteor Shower will light up the night sky this weekend.
This year, during its peak, people should see about 60 to 70 meteors per hour. Find out how many you can count at the main parking lot at Wildwood State Park. READ
New indoor accommodations at Wildwood State Park are now open to the public.
State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey held a press conference Monday afternoon announcing the opening of 10 new cottages that are now available to rent on the Wading River grounds. Until now, Wildwood only offered sites for tents and trailers. READ
Swimming at Wildwood State Park is currently prohibited due to high bacteria counts, according to the New York State Parks Department. READ
A type of cicada that has only appeared in a few states was recently spotted at Wildwood State Park in Wading River.
This had to be some kind of prank. Was Ashton Kutcher hiding behind a bush? Was there a drone shooting a video overhead?
This couldn’t be real, thought longtime Wading River resident Jesse Swenk to himself late in the afternoon on Labor Day, at one point actually looking above his yard for a drone. READ
New York State Park campgrounds are on pace to set a record for overnight stays for the second straight summer, according to a press release issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. READ
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is offering daily wood pickup from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Wildwood State Park in Wading River. (more…)
The State Parks Department and the state Department of Environmental Conservation are taking part in Cyber Monday – offering those who book a stay at one of New York’s campsites a bonus gift card if they book today .
The agencies are offering a bonus $25 camping gift card to those who book a minimum of a two-night stay online, according to a release from the agencies.
Those who book on Cyber Monday will be able to make a reservation at one of more than 15,000 campsites — including Wildwood State Park in Wading River — for dates throughout Labor Day weekend, pending availability and some restrictions may apply, according to the release.
The card can then be used to book a future stay at a later point, officials said.
“We see this promotion as a great opportunity for our returning campers to get in an extra camping trip next season, or as a perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for outdoor-enthusiast,” said DEC Commissioner Joe Martens.
Reservations have to be made at the State Parks website by 11:59 p.m.
State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey said, “this special is unique because it will allow our loyal customers to come back and camp even cheaper next time or gift the card to someone who has yet to experience all that camping in New York State has to offer.”