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Camp Hero State Park

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Address: Route 27, Montauk, NY
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+1 631-668-3781
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This state park had a long history as a U.S. military facility.

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First sunset of 2017

After a day of exploration in the Montauk area we decided to head to the bluffs to have a late lunch, watch the surfers and watch the sun set. Camp Hero has many areas to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a day of exploration in the Montauk area we decided to head to the bluffs to have a late lunch, watch the surfers and watch the sun set. Camp Hero has many areas to explore, trails to hike and picnic areas to gather. The bluffs at Camp Hero have eroded throughout the years but provide a wonderful viewing place... More 

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Coram, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We hiked Battery 113 Road, which was cool. It was a little weird that about 100 yards into the trail you walked through a hole in the chain link fence. Don't worry folks, that's the trail. The trail is very very well marked in most places. You crossed over 6 wooden bridges (2 x 8s). Then you hit one of... More 

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Avon Lake, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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!

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Thank Rich M
Lindenhurst, New York
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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 

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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 

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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 

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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

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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.

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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 

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