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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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
A fishing tournament for the largest Striped Bass and/or Bluefish. All areas must be accessible by foot or by wading. The awards ceremony takes place at the end of the tournament.
Times: Noon on Friday through Noon on Sunday
Location: Waters from the western most tip of Napeague State Park, east.
Award Ceremony: Montauk Point State Park at 12:30pm on Sunday, 9/25
Fee: $15.00 per participant