Camp Hero State Park is a 415-acre piece of land containing beautiful beaches, thick forests, and myriad hiking trails for visitors to enjoy.
This park has a fun history containing some pretty far out ideas like secret government cover-ups and even unidentified flying objects! Up until the late 1960's, the Camp Hero contained classified government buildings that have since been closed and abandoned. While most people are going to be coming here for the wonderful views and great nature walks, if the strange and unusual is more your speed then this is a great little piece of history to explore and enjoy!
Camp Hero State Park really does has some truly epic scenery to check out, as it's a coastal park lining a picturesque part of the Atlantic coast. The ocean views here are particularly gorgeous at sunset, and the paved walking trails are perfect to enjoy with a canine companion.
The surf fishing here is some of the best in the world, and these waters are open to fishermen and women 24 hours a day provided they have all the proper permits. It is quite common to see the morning shoreline covered with individuals waist deep in the frigid waters while their dogs explore the piles of driftwood and sparse vegetation.
Beyond the paved paths, there are over two miles of hiking trails that wind throughout this densely wooded park, all of which are available to your canine off-leash (at your own risk). These trails are regularly maintained and cover a diverse array of landscapes which almost guarantees that each new turn you and your canine take is bound to contain something intriguing!
While no official campsites exist, camping is allowed by permit in the more densely wooded areas of Camp Hero. These permits are available at the New York Park & Wildlife Offices located just south of the park itself. Open camping is not allowed, so if you intend on staying make sure to bring a tent!