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“You can get a week in the summer - patience...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hither Hills State Park

Hither Hills State Park
Ranked #4 of 39 things to do in Montauk
Certificate of Excellence
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Chiliween
2 reviews
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“You can get a week in the summer - patience...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

If you miss the exact 9 month reservation window, please moniter the site for cancellations, you may not get the exact week you want but you will find a week eventually...

The campground does get crazy loud in the summer....some folks need to upgrade to a quiet genorator.... I prefer the off-season...the teens seem to get restless in the summer and wreak havoc in the bathrooms nightly...the adults need to find something for their hormonal teens to do...

But the late spring and fall are wonderful...sleep to the sound of the waves...for like 1/10 the price of a hotel room...

Camping is what you make of it...beach camping involves a lot of sand and sun, if you are not a fan of either, then this is not the spot for you....

Visited September 2012
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Westport, Connecticut
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Spent a gorgeous fall day at the park and it was great! There was a campground there but they must have been all inside. No one on the beach. It was a perfect day! Great facilities - restrooms, playground, etc. Don't think I'd like to be here in the summer with all the crowds, but I truly enjoyed my solitude at the beach.

Visited October 2012
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hollywood, florida
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A magnificent view of one of the most special places on earth”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

This park, which permits camping by tent,car, trailer,etc. is located atop an overlook which permits views up and down the length of the ocean and beach. Its proximity to Montauk, Amagansette and East Hampton, make it an ideal and central location for everything the Hamptons has to offer

Visited July 2012
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Long Island, NY
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“help! Can't get reservation!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Tis year I was fortunate to visit my cousins here one day this summer. I used to LOVE it here but I have not been able to get a reservation for years! What is the deal with furiously calling and going on line and anxiously typing away in a panic at EXACTLY 8:59 am, PRECISELY 9 months before your vacation week, and being informed at 9:01 am that all sites are sold out. Not only is that a logical and physical impossiblity, but (since Hither Hills is a government facilty) deserves to be investigated by the State DAs office. An accountability of the fees, pricing, and trickery by "Reserve America" need to be delved into as well. REMEMBER...This OUR park (NYS taxpayers) NOT RESERVE AMERICA'S. Any hints? How do you all get sites every year!

Visited August 2012
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Maine
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48 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beach front camping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This was so cool. We stumbled upon this and wished I was a camper! What a treat to be practically on the beach.

Visited September 2012
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