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Camp Hero State Park

Route 27, Montauk, NY
631-668-3781
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Montauk
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks
Description: This state park had a long history as a U.S. military facility.
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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Philadelphia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Beautiful and quiet. Just check yourself for ticks when you get home - I found one on my back after we got home.

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Amagansett, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

We spent a Saturday afternoon hiking the Camp Hero trails. We parked near the old radar station which is huge. Took a trail to the bluffs with a great lighthouse view. Then we took The Battery 113 trail which was amazing. There were wooden bridges over creeks on the trail, gently rolling hills and the hike took less than a... More

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