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HITHER HILLS STATE PARK, NY

Photo: HITHER HILLS STATE PARK
Status: Open through Sat Nov 22 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Jan 20 2015   Later Dates
 

Description

Hither Hills State Park offers visitors scenic picnic areas and fireplaces, sport fishing, a two-mile sandy ocean beach, a 40-acre freshwater lake, playing fields, a playground and a 168-site campground on the ocean. Anglers can fish year-round and obtain permits to fish at night. The unique "walking dunes" of Napeague Harbor are located on the eastern boundary of the park, which also has woodlands filled with Russian olive, oak, shad and pine trees. Bridle paths and hiking, nature, biking and cross-country ski trails are available.

Geography:

Hither Hills State Park is located 122 miles from Manhattan.

Recreation:

Park visitors enjoy biking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, and wintertime cross-country skiing. An organized recreation program in the summer includes family movies, folk and line dancing, children's summer theater, magic shows, and various environmental interpretation programs.

Facilities:

The park has a beach open from Memorial Day to Labor Day; bridle paths; hiking trails; a scenic ten-acre, handicapped-accessible picnic area with fireplaces; a playground; playing fields; courts for horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, and tetherball; and accessible campsites, with showers and dumping stations. Additional facilities include a park office, camp store, and centrally located phones. The park is patrolled by New York State Park Police and maintains a large recycling program.

Nearby Attractions:

Montauk Downs State Park, Montauk Point State Park, Camp Hero State Park, and Shadmoor State Park are nearby.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Basketball Net/Court
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Comfort Station
  • Convenience Store
  • Dump Station
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Recreation Programs
  • Showers
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Volleyball
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Boat Rental
  • Cultural Activities
  • First Aid Station
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Alerts and Important Information
  • Each reservation must be made under the name and information of the person who will be on the site for BOTH the reservation maker and the primary occupant.

  • You are only allowed to have one 7 night reservation for Hither Hills per name, per address or per phone number during Peak Season. Peak season runs from June 13 - September 06, 2014.

  • The permit holder must be 21 years of age to rent a campsite and must be present at all times. Park staff will check ID upon check-in.

    Each year the campground makes every effort to provide safe swimming opportunities by testing the water and by keeping the swimming areas staffed with lifeguards. Please be aware that if the safety of our swimmers is compromised, due to lack of lifeguard coverage or water quality issues, swimming will be prohibited and therefore cannot be a guaranteed activity. We apologize for this inconvenience as it may occur with little advance notice.

    To insure fairness for all NY customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 9-month Maximum Window can not be changed or cancelled until 18 days after the reservation was made. Reservations are NON-TRANSFERABLE.

  • Out of State fees are in effect for this park.
  • No pets allowed in the park.
  • All sites have a platform and picnic table and are spaced throughout the park.
  • Each site permits a maximum of 6 people or a single family unit.
  • There are 4 comfort/shower stations throughout the park.
  • Each site allows a maximum of one RV and one tent or two tents.
  • Each campsite permits 2 cars. Only 1 car is allowed on the campsite. The additional vehicle is charged a $10 fee and must park in designated parking areas.
  • Seven day reservations only in peak season beginning on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday in designated loops.
  • During the non-peak season, the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • In the event that less than the minimum stay is available (either peak or non-peak) stays will be permitted on a walk-in basis, first come first serve.
  • No fires permitted during the high season. In the low season fires must be in a metal container 6 inches off the ground.
  • Transfer of sites from one party to another is prohibited.
  • Campers must check in by 9:00 p.m. or risk losing the reservation.
  • Quiet time is from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. and is strictly enforced.
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    41.01389, -72.02
    41°0'50"N, 72°1'12"W

    The park is 122 miles from Manhattan, via Sunrise Highway (Route 27) East. 631-668-2554

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    HITHER HILLS STATE PARK
    164 Old Montauk Highway
    MONTAUK NY 11954

    Phone Number:

    Project Office:(631)668-2554