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Suffolk County Executive Bellone's "Stay Suffolk" Campaign Encourages Residents to Explore Local Parks

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“Stay Suffolk” – Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s new campaign aims to encourage residents to explore parks and enjoy activities close to home.

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Camp out at Smithtown's Blydenburgh & Bill Richards Memorial Park.

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Suffolk County, NY - June 22, 2016 - “Stay Suffolk” – Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s new campaign aimed at encouraging Suffolk County residents to explore parks and enjoy activities close to home will not only help to keep tax dollars here in Suffolk County, but will help residents to realize what makes Long Island’s parks, beaches, golf courses and historic sites a great vacation destination.  
 

Pictured is Outer Beach Camping at Shinnecock East. Photo: Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conservation.

“The Suffolk County Park campgrounds are a great resource for residents looking to provide an affordable vacation opportunity for their families,” said Bellone. “Not only do the campgrounds provide a place to sleep under the starry skies, but they provide numerous recreational opportunities for visitors to enjoy during the day.”
 
Here are some great reasons to check out these local campgrounds:
 
Blydenburgh County Park – Smithtown (631) 854-3714  
Amenities:  tent & trailer camping, rowboat rentals, freshwater fishing, hiking, picnicking, playground, fenced-in dog run, and Historic Trust area
 
Cathedral Pines County Park – Middle Island (631) 852-5502
Amenities:  tent & trailer camping, hiking, playground, mountain bike trail, fully-equipped activity building
 
Cedar Point County Park – East Hampton (631) 852-7620
Amenities:  tent & trailer camping, rowboat rentals, scuba diving, hiking, picnicking, playground, fishing, and the Cedar Island Lighthouse
 
Cupsogue Beach County Park – Westhampton (631) 852-8111
Amenities:  self-contained trailer camping, lifeguard protected bathing beach, scuba diving, surfcasting and the Beach Hut concession

Indian Island County Park – Riverhead (631) 852-3232
Amenities:  tent and trailer camping, fishing, picnicking, hiking, playground, pavilion, canoe/kayak launching site, and Golf Course
 
Montauk County Park  - Montauk (631) 852-7879
Amenities:  self-contained trailer camping, picnicking, pavilion, hiking, surfcasting, fresh-water fishing, canoe/kayak launching site, horseback riding at Deep Hollow Ranch.
 
Sears Bellows County Park – Hampton Bays (631) 852-8290
Amenities:  tent and trailer camping,  fishing, rowboat rentals, hiking, picnicking, pavilion, playground, horseback riding trails.  Also nearby to The Big Duck, a national historic landmark
 
Shinnecock East County Park – Southampton (631) 852-8899
Amenities:  self-contained trailer camping, surfcasting
 
Smith Point County Park – Shirley (631) 852-1315
Amenities:  tent and trailer camping, lifeguard protected bathing beach, scuba diving, picnicking, playground, saltwater fishing and surfing, camp store on premises, and the Beach Hut Concession.  Also home to TWA Flight 800 Memorial
 
Southaven County Park – Brookhaven (631) 852-1391
Amenities:  tent and trailer camping, rowboat rentals, canoe/kayak launching area, hiking, picnicking, fishing, playground, pavilion, horseback riding trails, trap and skeet range and the Long Island Live Steamers model trains
 
Reservations for Suffolk County campgrounds can be made with a Suffolk County Parks green key card through the online reservation system.  Additional information about Suffolk County Parks including an events calendar and information about the green key card can be found on the web, through Facebook and on Twitter.