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

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Never knew it was there

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Mary Ann M
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Centereach, New York
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Centereach, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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.

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Brooklyn, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

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Montauk, New York, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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.

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Mastic, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Just a neat place to check the military history from the past great views and lots of trails to walk around on

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

the park was closed, and we could not access it. We saw no explanation why this was the case. We could only guess, maybe damage from storms, maybe hunting. Why should hunters be so privileged that no one else can access the area safely? Also, who monitors the hunters for compliance with regulations?

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Really Beautiful. Great place to watch sunrise. Didn't sightsee all of it but what I did was awesome. Next visit will explore more.

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Dublin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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