Wildwood State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Curving beneath a crumbling bluff overlooking the Long Island Sound, Wildwood State Park’s picturesque sand and stone beach probably draws as many swimmers and sunbathers to the sleepy community of Wading River as do the hundreds of campsites a bit farther from the shoreline. Easily the largest public campground in the region, Wildwood can nonetheless feel quiet and peaceful on weekdays during the summer. Intermittent breezes will rattle the leaves of the giant sycamores shading the picnic area and a lifeguard’s whistle might disrupt the calm here and there, but overall, this can be a relaxing, laid-back location on the right afternoon. The trailer campground and the tenting area (subdivided into five small loops) are both just inside the park entrance, with three comfort stations between them. Sites 21, 22, 24, and 25 in Loop C are handicapped accessible. Firewood is sold in the park, and movies are shown weekly during July and August. Four hiking trails, ranging from 1.8 to 3.8 miles, can all be easily accessed from the camping area; pick up a black-and-white map at the camp control office. As with Hither Hills farther east, pets are not allowed at Wildwood."