Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

August 23, 2018

Randy Simons | Dan Keefe
(518) 486-1868 |

Proposals Sought for Camp Hero State Park

State Parks seeks to develop camping options on Long Island's South Fork

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced today a request for proposals (RFP) from potential private sector partners to develop and operate a camping concession at Camp Hero State Park of Long Island's South Fork in the Hamlet of Montauk.

Development opportunities that State Parks will consider include:

  • Tents and platforms, including traditional tents, yurts, hardened tents and "Glamping"
  • Recreational vehicle ("RV") sites, with or without utilities hook-up
  • Portable or trailered camping units, including "tiny houses" and other prefabricated or self-contained units
  • Traditional cabins and cottages including modular and stick-built units

Proposals are due by 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct 4, 2018. For more information or to receive a copy of the RFP's please contact State Parks' Concessions Management Bureau at or 518.486.2932.

The 415-acre park, the site of a former military base, features coastal bluffs rising as high as 80 feet above sea level, offering a breathtaking panorama that includes views of the Atlantic Ocean, Montauk Point, and the nearby Montauk Lighthouse. Visitors frequent the upland and beach areas to hike, beachcomb, surf, fish, sightsee, and birdwatch in a unique and captivating environment. Biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are also enjoyed by visitors.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 71 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $5 billion in park and visitor spending, which supports nearly 54,000 jobs and over $2.8 billion in additional state GDP.