Brookhaven State Park

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Brookhaven State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Brookhaven State Park
Map showing the location of Brookhaven State Park
Location Wading River, NY, USA
Coordinates 40°55′10.5″N 72°52′08.8″W / 40.919583°N 72.869111°W / 40.919583; -72.869111
Area 1,638 acres (6.63 km2)
Established 1971 (1971)
Visitors 9,722 (in 2011)[1]
Governing body New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Brookhaven State Park is a 1,638-acre (6.63 km2) state park in Wading River, New York, approximately 74 miles (119 km) east of New York City. Established in 1971, the park land was formerly the property of Brookhaven National Laboratory. Protecting a large amount of the Long Island Pine Barrens, the park also contains scattered wetlands.[2]

Brookhaven State Park is located along the east side William Floyd Parkway, between NY 25 and NY 25A. The park contains 25 miles (40 km) of multi-use trails.


  1. ^ "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Retrieved June 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. "Brookhaven State Park". Retrieved June 30, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 40°55′19″N 72°52′2″W / 40.92194°N 72.86722°W / 40.92194; -72.86722