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Camp Hero State Park

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Address: Route 27, Montauk, NY
Phone Number: 631-668-3781

This state park had a long history as a U.S. military facility.

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Great history of the cold war

This is a good driving tour with sites to stop along the way. This was a great history tour of post world war 2 and cold war.It was very interesting to see the abandoned giant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael O
Avon Lake, United States
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Avon Lake, United States
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good driving tour with sites to stop along the way. This was a great history tour of post world war 2 and cold war.It was very interesting to see the abandoned giant radar, 3 artillery batteries, and the military base.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

A gorgeous view to the East of the lighthouse. Pretty bluffs. Trails to explore. Easy parking (need an $8 permit per car). Not much shade anywhere - bring water and sunscreen!

Thank Rich M
Lindenhurst, New York
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I originally was attracted by the fishing reviews (excellent by the way) but after hearing about the legends and rumors about the Air Force facility, I had to check it out. The old buildings have an ominous feel, especially after reading all the stories about experiments in esp, time travel and more. Sealed man hole covers are sprinkled throughout the... More 

Thank John M
St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I first went here back when it still belonged to the federal government, and there were loads of signs saying it was illegal to visit. Back then, you could walk right into the radar building.(fenced off for years now.) They've made the place safer for the public, and you can see the old gun emplacements, the HUGE radar dish, and... More 

Thank J B
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 

Thank Gary B
Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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

Thank tug11
Long Island, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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.

Thank MHirko
New York City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

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 

Thank YaleDad
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4 of 5 bubbles 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~

Thank resortprincess
Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Kelley S

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