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Montauk Point State Park

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Address
2000 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954
Latitude 41.059132
Longitude -71.895622

On the eastern tip of the South Shore of Long Island, Montauk Point State, offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean where it meets the Block Island Sound. The view is unique, because, when the water is calm, visitors can clearly see the "race" of converging tides from the Atlantic and Block Island Sound. Visitors can also use the nature trails to hike or cross-country ski, or spend time watching the seals sun on the rocks offshore. Block Island can be seen off in the distance.

Parking is available for walks along the rocky shoreline, viewing of the Ocean from the restaurant and gift shop, or a visit to the neighboring Montauk Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in New York State, commissioned by President George Washington in 1792. http://www.montauklighthouse.com/

Surf fishing at the Point is a popular activity, especially when striped bass are running in the area. Surfing is allowed from December 15th through March 31st. Other state parks nearby include: Camp Hero, Montauk Downs, Hither Hills, Shadmoor, and Napeague.

Find more about park permit information.

For more information on educational opportunities and programs in Long Island State Parks, please visit Long Island Environmental Interpretive Center.

Dogs only. Access is certain parks only, on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in camping, bathing and picnic areas. Not allowed in buildings or on walkways.

Hours of Operation

  • Big game and small game hunting are permitted in season.

    2015-2016 Hunting Information
    Small Game: Dec.1 to Feb.28. No weekend or holiday hunting or during January Deer Season. No turkey hunting or trapping. No small game hunting at spots 15 & 16.
    Archery: Nov.1 to Dec.31. No weekend hunting. No turkey hunting/trapping.
    Waterfowl: Dec.1 to Feb. 28. No hunting on weekends or holidays or during January Deer Season.
    Shotgun: Jan. 4 to Jan. 29, weekdays only.

  • Fishing: Available year round with annual sport fishing permit or 7 day sport fishing permit. Permits needed for night fishing and beach vehicles also. Available at park office & Babylon Headquarters.

    (7-Day Sport Fishing Permit - one per season)
  • Park is open year round, sunrise to sunset.
  • Picknicking and hiking: Available year round.
  • Surfing: Sunrise to sunset

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $8
    Non-Profit Buses (By permit only) $35
    Commercial Buses $75

    2016 Collection Times
    4/2 - 5/15: 8am-4pm, weekends only
    5/28 - 10/10: 8am-4pm, daily
    10/15 - 11/13: 8am-4pm, weekends & holidays only
  • 4 Wheel Beach Vehicle Permit
  • NYS Vehicle Registration $65
    Out of State Vehicle Registration $110
  • 7 Day Sport Fishing Permit
  • $25
  • Annual Sport Fishing Permit
  • For NY State Resident: $30
    Non-NY Resident: $55
  • Metal Detecting
  • By Permit Only $40
  • Night Sport Fishing Permit
  • NYS Vehicle Registration $30
    Out of State Vehicle Registration $55
    7 Day Sport Fishing Permit $25
    --7-Day Sport FIshing Permit - One per season
  • Star Gazing Permit
  • NYS Vehicle Registration $30
    Out of State Vehicle Registration $55

Maps

Digital Maps

New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.

In addition to statewide hunting regulations, special restrictions are in effect in state parks to protect visitors to ensure sound wildlife management. Hunters are advised to check with the state park regional office and with the local DEC wildlife management office for specific information.

All hunters must have a valid New York State hunting license and, where applicable, a federal waterfowl permit. Waterfowl hunters should note that current state regulations prohibit the use of lead shot.

Montauk Point State Park is open for small game and waterfowl hunting from 12/1-2/29. Hunting is not permitted on weekends or holidays. Deer season runs weekdays only: 11/1-12/31 (archery)* and 1/4-1/29 (firearm)**. Small game and waterfowl hunting is not permitted during January deer season. Trapping/turkey hunting is not permitted.

Permit and deer hunting information may be obtained from the regional office of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, which can be reached by calling 631-444-0273.

*No weekend hunting except at spots 15 & 16

** Closed 1/18

Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
(631) 668-2765

Come join us at Montauk Point State Park in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Various volunteer projects will be available to choose from.

Register Now

Contact event coordinator Thomas Dess for more information: thomas.dess@parks.ny.gov 

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Bridle Path
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Activities
  • Fishing (Accessible)
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Surfing
  • Wind Surfing
  • X-Country Skiing