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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, Cultural
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Owner description: This state park had a long history as a U.S. military facility.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Turning Camp Hero into a park was a great idea. I didn't get to see much of it, but I liked the fact that there was very limited car access and a nice, wild feeling about it. The advice to stay 25 feet from the edge of the cliff looked a little over-cautious.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

there was a hornets nest in the middle of one of the hinking paths, and the path was only closed from one side (we entered from the other one and got stung). otherwise nice hiking paths and picnic areas and interesting historic military buildings

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Do yourself a favor and read upon the history of this place. It will make your visit that much more interesting. There are soooo many stories...some true, some maybe not...but all are interesting.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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48 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 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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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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