Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Camp Hero State Park

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Address
1898 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954
Latitude 41.070648
Longitude -71.871025

Camp Hero State Park encompasses 415 acres of diverse landscape including heavily wooded areas, a long expanse of beachfront along the Atlantic Ocean, and an historic military installation. Specific features of Camp Hero are magnificent pristine maritime forests, freshwater wetlands, spectacular ocean vistas and dramatic bluffs rising from the beach. An extensive system of trails is available for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The park boasts some of the best surf fishing locations in the world, open 24 hours a day to fishermen with permits, and areas for picnicking. An undisturbed environment shelters bountiful wildlife and an abundance of birds. The former military base that is in the park is registered as a National Historic Site. Swimming not permitted.

Dogs allowed on a leash no more than six feet long

Hours of Operation

  • Annual Sport Fishing: 4/1 - 12/31. Annual permit needed.
  • Picnicking, hiking, surfing and bird watching: Year-round, 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.

  • Camp Hero Fishing Permit
  • $40 annual permit for New York State residents; $75 for out-of-state residents.
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $8

    *Collected weekends 5/7 to 5/22, daily 5/28 to 10/10, & weekends/holidays 10/15 to 11/13

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Bridle Path
  • Picnic Tables
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • X-Country Skiing