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Camp Hero State Park

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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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US history - nice area

Believe it or not this camp actually was still in service until I believe the 70's keeping our shores safe. You can see the bunkers, etc and even walk down to the beach. VERY... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
GARY B
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Believe it or not this camp actually was still in service until I believe the 70's keeping our shores safe. You can see the bunkers, etc and even walk down to the beach. VERY , VERY rocky and slippery. Remember if you climb down the dirt pathway, you will have to walk back up. Be very careful near the bluffs... More 

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Thank GARY B
Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode our bikes around the park and found the history here to be fascinating and the views beautiful

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Long Island, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decide to take a drive through and stop for a picnic lunch. Quiet location with a nice ocean view from the bluff but not much else.

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New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The former bases located on Camp Hero State Park have a few remnants left behind as fascinating reminders of WWII and decades of Cold War. We enjoyed the tip of the park and the lighthouse, but I was specifically intrigued by the bunkers and the AN=FPS-35 Radar System, the only intact example of a large, frequency diversity radar in the... More 

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Thank YaleDad
NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Off the beaten path and very peaceful, this spot is great for a short walk or exploration. The dock is also nice to walk out on. Great place to take the dogs too~

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We visited Camp Hero State Park after our visit to Montauk Lighthouse. Our parking was free since we had already paid to park at the lighthouse. The views from the top of the cliffs is amazing! Lots of fishing boats, and great views of the lighthouse. We also wanted to see the Rough Riders area as well as the remains... More 

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Thank Kelley S
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Spent a couple of days in Montauk and most of the time hiking in Camp Hero. There are so many trails, coves, hidden roads to just wander around in. I love the outdoors so this place was perfect for a little solitude away from the city. A hidden gem, you can walk for hours and not see a soul.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Been coming to Montauk for 20+ years and just recently found this park, The views are amazing of the ocean. Park and walk or hike through the trails and you won't be disappointed with the great scenery.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Great hiking through property that once was a military post to guard the coast. Paths ramble through low vegetation, pass the former military installations (bunkers, a radar tower), and lead to stunning walks along the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

My husband wanted to go here & so glad we did. It was a beautiful day & really enjoyed the walk out to the overlook. WOW, what a beautiful view of the ocean. I couldn't help it, I sat down on the grass & just starred out to the sea, absolutely gorgeous! Probably not a good idea to look down... More 

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