The Camp Hero State Park encompasses 415 acres of diverse landscape in the Montauk area. This includes dense maritime forests, and a long expanse of beach-front along the Atlantic Ocean. There are plenty of ways to get the most out of this natural paradise, and your canine companion is welcome to join you.
The $8 entrance fee is per vehicle, and collected seasonally. It's collected on weekends from May 5th to May 20th, daily from May 26th to October 8th, and weekends and holidays from October 13th to November 11th. For all-season enjoyment, another option is to invest in the $80 Empire Pass, which allows unlimited day use entries at most State Parks. Once you arrive, you'll find plenty of parking and facilities.
The beach itself features spectacular vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, with dramatic bluffs rising from the beach. The area is known for having some of the best surf fishing in the world, and is open to fishermen with permits 24/7. After working up a sweat exploring the park, the sight of the ocean will have your pup leaping for joy. Dogs are welcome to join their humans in the water.
Another main feature of the park is the former military base that is registered as a National Historic sight. The abandoned buildings give the area a mysterious vibe, and there are conspiracy theories surrounding the history of the military base. You can explore these areas and much more by means of the extensive trail system that winds through the park. These trails can be used through all seasons for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and dog walking. There are plenty of opportunities for viewing wildlife, and the park is home to an abundance of birds.
Pet-parents are asked to keep their doggos on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times, and to stoop and scoop. Don't forget to bring along some fresh drinking water! Camp Hero State Park Beach gets visitors raving and tails wagging every time.