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“Hither Hills Get a permit to camp or just stay the day.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hither Hills State Park

Hither Hills State Park
Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk, NY 11754
631 668-2554
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Montauk
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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freeport NY
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“Hither Hills Get a permit to camp or just stay the day.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Hither Hills State Park offers camping by lottery. The camping area is on the beach separated from the ocean by sand dunes.

This has facilities and a place for refreshement. This is a fine park for a day trip.

Visited June 2012
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Latham, New York
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“Wonderful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Wonderful, well maintained, oceanside. We had a great time. Nice to hear the ocean all night instead of generators running. Although, for the amount of money this campground brings in, the bath houses in the campground area could use an update to provide easier maintenance and better usability for the camper.

Visited September 2012
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“Distinctive beach for pre-season quiet walk”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

upside was no crowds- pre memorial day. downside, it was kinda windy and cold. upside, there are plenty of campsites pre-season. also a fine example of a dunes beach with attendant distinction beach flora, good explanatory plaques about the plants and shells you may find.

Visited May 2012
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“Great week”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Nice campground, the size of the site was perfect, clean bathrooms with hot water :)
Good playground for kids, easy access to the beach.
A little cold at night so don't forget your blanket.
Very friendly people (other campers and campground crew)

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“Hither Hills Is Just As Beautiful As Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

Beautifully maintained state park. Just remember to bring your insect repellent because the horse flies love it at Montauk just as much as we do.

One negative experience in the ladies shower room...please don't bring your male children past toddler age with you to stand directly outside the shower stalls to rudely stare at the females of all ages stepping out of the shower in various states of undress. I actually had to ask two boys over ten years old to face the wall when grandma did nothing about their obvious gawking at the women and girls caught off guard.
Perhaps there should be a policy regarding this problem. It's too bad some people with no sense of good manners or common sense can spoil an otherwise beautiful day at the beach.
Until then, I'll just rinse off at the outdoor shower with my bathing suit on.

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