Southaven County Park

Victory Avenue Brookhaven, NY 631-854-1414

Southaven County Park in Brookhaven. (June 16, 2014)

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Type: Suffolk, County park, Kayak/Canoe rental, Hunting land, Fishing Venues, Paddling and rowing, Kids, Cross country skiing Price: Parking fee daily May 25-Sept. 7 Special features: Freshwater fishing, Paddling, Boating Description:

1,323 acres; 3-miles of bridle paths, individual and group campsites (groups must reserve), freshwater fishing (fee, license), waterfowl hunting in season (license), picnic area, disabled-accessible playground, canoeing, rest rooms, rowboat rentals, trap and skeet. Cross-country skiing (weather permitting). Home of the Long Island Live Steamers miniature trains some summer Sundays (see www.trainweb.org/lils).

For the dogs: Much of the terrain here is flat and easy to walk. The lake is pretty cool, too. Park is dog-friendly, but doesn't have an actual dog park.

Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Requirements/restrictions: Daily permit

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