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Montauk Point State Park

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Address
2000 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954
Latitude 41.059132
Longitude -71.895622

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.

Find more about park permit information.

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.

Hours of Operation

  • Big game and small game are permitted in season.
  • Fishing: Available year round with annual sport fishing permit or 7 day sport fishing permit. Permits needed for night fishing and beach vehicles also. Available at park office & Babylon Headquarters.

    (7-Day Sport Fishing Permit - one per season)
  • Park is open year round, sunrise to sunset.
  • Picknicking and hiking: Available year round.
  • Surfing: Sunrise to sunset  12/15 - 3/31

Fees & Rates

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.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $8
    Non-Profit Buses (By permit only) $35
    Commercial Buses $75

    2018 Collection Times
    4/7 - 5/20: 8am-4pm, weekends only
    5/26 - 10/8: 8am-4pm, daily
    10/1 - 11/11: 8am-4pm, weekends & holidays only
  • 4 Wheel Drive Beach Vehicle Permit
  • NYS Driver's License $80
    Out of State Driver's License $125
  • Metal Detecting
  • By Permit Only $40
  • Night Sport Fishing Permit
  • NYS Driver's License $35
    Out of State Driver's License $60
    7 Night Sport Fishing Permit $25
    --7-Day Sport Fishing Permit - One per season
  • Star Gazing Permit
  • NYS Driver's License $35
    Out of State Driver's License $60

Maps

Digital Maps

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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 12/1-2/28. Hunting is not permitted on weekends or holidays. Deer season runs weekdays only: 11/1-12/31 (archery)* and 1/6-1/31 (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

Sat 22 Dec
Seal Walks
Saturday, December 22, 2018 until Sunday, January 20, 2019
Montauk Point State Park
(631) 668-5000 ext 200

Montauk Point State Park will host a series of walks to observe wintering seals. Beginning in December and continuing through March 2019, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Binoculars are recommended.

The walk is approximately 3 miles long and will take 2-3 hours to complete. Participants are asked to please dress appropriately, wear footwear appropriate for hiking, and meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand at least 10 minutes prior to the start time.

To make reservations and/or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000 ext. 200. Program fees are $4.00 per person.Seal program dates and times are as follows:

December: 
Saturday 22 12:00 pm
Sunday 23 1:00 pm
Sunday 30 9:00 am

January:
Tuesday 1 10:30 am
Saturday 5 1:00 pm
Sunday 6 1:00 pm
Saturday 19 12:00 pm
Sunday 20 12:00 pm

Registration: Required
Tue 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:30 AM
Montauk Point State Park
(631) 668-3781

Join us for a 2 mile hike thru woodland trails to the Seal Haulout Site. Seals haul out on the rocks to sunbath in the winter temperatures.

Registration: Required
Sat 02 Feb
Seal Walks
Saturday, February 2, 2019 until Sunday, March 31, 2019
Montauk Point State Park
(631) 668-5000 ext 200

Montauk Point State Park will host a series of walks to observe wintering seals. Beginning in December and continuing through March 2019, a State Park naturalist will lead visitors on a leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Binoculars are recommended.

The walk is approximately 3 miles long and will take 2-3 hours to complete. Participants are asked to please dress appropriately, wear footwear appropriate for hiking, and meet at the Montauk Point Lighthouse Grill and concession stand at least 10 minutes prior to the start time.

To make reservations and/or for more information, please call (631) 668-5000 ext. 200. Program fees are $4.00 per person.Seal program dates and times are as follows:

February:
Saturday 2 12:00 pm
Sunday 3 12:00 pm
Saturday 9 2:00 pm
Saturday 16 10:00 am
Sunday 17 11:00 am

March:
Saturday 2 11:00 am
Sunday 3 11:00 am
Saturday 9 2:00 pm
Saturday 16 10:00 am
Sunday 17 11:00 am
Saturday 23 2:00 pm
Saturday 30 10:00 am
Sunday 31 11:00 am

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Bridle Path
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Activities
  • Fishing (Accessible)
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Surfing
  • Wind Surfing
  • X-Country Skiing