Camp Hero State Park, Montauk

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Camp Hero State Park is a 754acre state park located on Montauk Point, New York. The park occupies a portion of the former Montauk Air Force Station.
Military useThe site known as Camp Hero, or the Montauk Air Force Station, was originally commissioned by the U.S. Army in 1942. Camp Hero was originally a coastal defense station that was disguised as a fishing village, and its location was chosen to prevent a potential invasion of New York from the sea. Camp Hero was named after Major General Andrew Hero, Jr., who was the Army's Commander of coastal artillery, who died in 1942. Three gun batteries were built at Camp Hero, replacing most of the other heavy guns in the Harbor Defenses of Long Island Sound, which also included Fort H. G. Wright, Fort Michie, and Fort Terry. Two batteries of two 16-inch guns each were built, Batteries 112 and 113 (officially named Battery Dunn). Another battery of two 6-inch guns was also built, Battery 216. All three batteries consisted mainly of a large concrete bunker covered with earth, containing ammunition magazines and fire control equipment. The 16-inch guns were protected by large casemates, the 6-inch guns by shields.
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  • I've been here multiple times over the years and this is by far my favorite place to go hiking on the island. So many neat and historical things to see in Camp Hero. I wish they offered overnight camp...  more »
  • Pack lunch and spend the day here. There are so many trails and wonderful views of the ocean. Highly recommended  more »

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