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Camp Hero State Park

Route 27, Montauk, NY
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Ranked #8 of 20 Attractions in Montauk
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks
Description: This state park had a long history as a U.S. military facility.
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great hiking area--not to difficult at all. Lots of trails. Fantastic ocean views! Cliffs are incredible! Wonderful photo ops.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Amazing views. Do yourself the favor and go. Don't stand too close to the edge though, those bluffs are eroding. We hiked down the dirt road to the bottom of the bluffs onto the beach, which was another awesome view looking up at the bluffs and watching the surfers from the beach. We also rode our bikes all around the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

First of all, the hiking along the bluffs is gorgeous! The trails are really narrow and wooded, and makes you feel like you are truly in the middle of mother nature! Almost constant view of the ocean too, which adds to the beauty. At the beginning of the trails, you can go down to the ocean onto a rocky beach... More

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Gloversville, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is sort of a combination of state park and World War 2 artifact. One price covers the cost of parking at the lighthouse (admission extra) and entrance to Camp Hero. Camp Hero is on the beach and people fish there. But there are deteriorating remains of guns and barracks from people stationed there during the 2nd World War. Worth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

See the pieces still standing from when it was a military area. Awesome views of cliffs and the lighthouse from the southside! Worth the visit!

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Patchogue, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Every time we go to Montauk,we visit Camp Hero. The cliffs and the views are awesome. Great picture taking and walking adventure. Worth the 8.00 parking but if you go to the Lighthouse or Hither Hills the parking fee is waived once the initial parking fee is paid at one location. A diamond in the rough for sure.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The best hiking is an easy, flat walk from the parking lot along the cliffs. Incredible views and the trails are flat and accessible to almost anyone. Walking along the cliffs in the morning and looking out over fishing boats is a unique experience. The remains of the military installations don't look like much and would probably only be of... More

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Massapequa, New York
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24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Camp Hero has a few decent things to see but nothing really special. The walk along the cliffs is pretty cool. I would not make a special trip to see Camp Hero. Sorry !!!

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West Babylon, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The former Montauk Airforce station is now a NYS park. Lots of hiking and beautiful views of the bluffs and ocean. Don't let the sign that tells you if you should come across any unexploded ammunion to scare you off. Conspiracy theorists say secret experiments took place there. Books have been written about this ("The Montauk Project").

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Dingmans Ferry, PA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I liked the entire park and I have not dislikes. Remember to pack or rent a bike. It was very clean and the beach walk is a must.

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