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Address: Route 27, Montauk, NY
Phone Number: 631-668-3781
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This state park had a long history as a U.S. military facility.

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This is a quit place to pinic and view the ocean.It also has biking & hiking trails For permit holders there is access to fishing groundsH.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Whitestone, New York
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Whitestone, New York
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quit place to pinic and view the ocean.It also has biking & hiking trails For permit holders there is access to fishing groundsH.

Thank StanleyW2
Long island, NY
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Beautiful, scenic park. Should wear good walking shoes if travelling through. We were there for a wedding and it was a bit difficult (but not impossible) to get to the ceremonial spot (with a beautiful view of the lighthouse)!

Thank Esoterica10
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Camp hero is now a New York State Park, with lots of easy hiking and biking trails. Small hills and roadways take you just south and west of Montauk lighthouse. Lots of history look for the radar towers and the military bunkers left over from the cold war.

Thank Paul V
New York, New York
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231 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Parking fee will also cover the Montauk Lighthouse parking lot. There is a picnic area and hiking - but we prefer to walk to the cliffs overlooking the ocean and lighthouse to take pictures!

1 Thank travelgal617
Thornwood, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Be prepared, is it a deserted military base. Lots of boarded up buildings. We went looking for a Letterbox. Google it to find out more but basically it is a box that is hidden and contains a stamp etc etc. The kids like it. Not as welcoming as Montauk Park but it is quite and has much natural beauty. It... More 

1 Thank AFDVG
Scottsdale, Arizona
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212 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I visited here with a friend July 2014. This is a historic site not only because of the WW2 activities but also served as an Air force radar station starting in 1948 protecting New York City. It is spread out a bit so walking and some driving is required. There are gun emplacements and Bunkers clearly visible and the old... More 

Thank Richard S
Centereach, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very interesting military camp. Hiked some trails, beautiful overlook of the ocean. Informative. Huge radar. This camp was used years ago.

Thank Mary Ann M
New Haven, Connecticut
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104 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This park is not well maintained and the scenery can't compare to Walking Dunes or Hither Hills. The only really interesting feature is the old Air Force radar tower.

Thank TravelNH_13
Brooklyn, New York
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This park is the stepchild of the Montauk Lighthouse but much nicer beautiful views and nice trails. Has the best view of the light house and a great place for a wedding which we saw when we were there.

Thank marvern464
Montauk, New York, United States
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is one of my families favorite places to hike. Many trails along the Atlantic coast. Bring a picnic and enjoy the peaceful parklands. Views are amazing once you make it to the beach. You can hike all the way to the Montauk lighthouse.

Thank Theresa E

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