This park has three great hikes one along creek. Most people walk in creek some even swim but technically against the rules. Starting June 15th the park has a swimming area with life guards although the water is creek water and is normally cold. The campground is about a mile hike from the swimming area a a short drive. Typical state campsites some that can fit big rigs but no hook ups. During the week this campground is almost a ghost town and crazy busy during the weekends.
stony brook is one of my all time favs. a clean and welcoming park with gorgeous views and trails for all adventurers. would recommend to solo and family campers.
Beautiful waterfalls, intermediate hiking.
Tent sites are fairly large so you have plenty of room. Bathrooms are centrally located in each loop, nice playground for kids. Dog friendly too.
only downfall, no one took the State bid to open the camp store so you need to leave the park for wood/ice.
This little gem is by far one of our favorite places we have camped. Awesome natural swim area with lifegaurds at the bottom of the gorge. Walking trails can be a bit tough, west rim especially, but the gorge trail is tolerable for most with multiple waterfalls you can enter into a swim area(no lifegaurds). Campsite was plenty spacious with a trail to walk down into the creek and wade in the shallow waters, search for frogs, or other creatures. With the running water so close, the sounds were so relaxing while we sat at the fire or tried to settle in for the night. Playgrounds were nice and newer and bathroom/shower facilities were in good clean shape. If there had been a fishing place here it would have definitely received 5 stars. We will definitely visit again.
My favorite part about this park has to be their natural pool. It’s beautiful and so refreshing.
Great hikes with bunches of little waterfalls and small pools for swimming.
Just wish the sites weren’t so close together.
It ended up raining the two nights I stayed so I didn’t get any pictures, because we stayed in the tent the whole time. The last day was beautiful and we spent the entire time in their natural pool.
We didn’t overnight here. But did go hiking for the day. The gorge trail is very busy but you still can enjoy the beautiful waterfalls along with the gorge formation. We also did the east trail that goes up to the top of the gorge and is also a little further into the woods. It was much quieter up there and the views looking down from there were breathtaking. Be prepared for a lot of steps. It also felt like the hike was “up hill both ways”. Good workout though. The trails were clean and well established. The picnic area is nice. There’s a ton of picnic tables and the area is spread out. Even though it was busy, you didn’t feel on top of anyone. A great park for bird watching. Particularly if you like Blue Jays. I couldn’t get over how many there were!! Next time we want to stay overnight at a site. The camp sites were just off of the different trails and easily accessible.
Affordable, Family friendly, loved the waterfalls. There is natural clay which my children used to make clay pots which air dried on the grass by our playground. We picked blueberries off a bush near our campsite to have with our breakfast every morning. I love this place because it is a short drive from our home and we feel we are far away from the city.
It can be a little crowded but honestly it’s worth the see. Make sure you wear good shoes and water friendly attire!
This park is beautiful and has a unique swimming area- a ‘pool’ carved from the mountain! There are lots of paths and picnic areas, as well as beautiful hiking trails and creeks to cool off in.
The park is perfect for day hikes and swimming in picturesque waterfalls. The bridges and the fall leaves are especially memorable. The campground is basic and wooded, nice. Some of the sites are right along the creek, but you have to reserve well in advance to get them. The rest are just a short walk to the creek, so no worries if you can’t get a creekside site. They have cabins but we have never stayed in them.