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Montauk Point State Park

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

Winter Nature Programs
Program Descriptions

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.

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 hunting are permitted in season.

    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.

  • 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

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 Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is 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. Apply 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

    2016 Collection Times
    4/2 - 5/15: 8am-4pm, weekends only
    5/28 - 10/10: 8am-4pm, daily
    10/15 - 11/13: 8am-4pm, weekends & holidays only
  • 4 Wheel Beach Vehicle Permit
  • NYS Vehicle Registration $65
    Out of State Vehicle Registration $110
  • 7 Day Sport Fishing Permit
  • $25
  • Annual Sport Fishing Permit
  • For NY State Resident: $30
    Non-NY Resident: $55
  • Metal Detecting
  • By Permit Only $40
  • Night Sport Fishing Permit
  • NYS Vehicle Registration $30
    Out of State Vehicle Registration $55
    7 Day Sport Fishing Permit $25
    --7-Day Sport FIshing Permit - One per season
  • Star Gazing Permit
  • NYS Vehicle Registration $30
    Out of State Vehicle Registration $55


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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

Sat 06 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
(631) 668-3781

Project/Event Description: Beach cleanup-the volunteers will be completing a beach cleanup along Montauk Point and Camp Hero's Coastlines. We will also be pruning the 4 Wheel Drive Access Roads to the Beach.
Meeting Location: Montauk Point lower parking lot by office. All ages welcome

Project/Event Description:Planting flowers and landscaping the buildings
Meeting Location: Park Office in lower parking lot. All ages welcome


Registration: Required
Fri 22 Sep
Montauk Surf Fishing Classic
Friday, September 22, 2017 until Sunday, September 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Montauk Point State Park
(631) 668-3781

A fishing tournament for the largest Striped Bass, Bluefish and largest Striped Bass Released. All fish must be hooked and landed from the beach, surf, jetty, bank or pier. Registration is required. Awards ceremony takes place at the conclusion of the tournament.

Fee: $15.00 per participant

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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