Shadmoor State Park, Montauk

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Shadmoor State Park is a 99acre state park located in Suffolk County, New York in the United States. Created in 2000, the park is located in Town of East Hampton on the South Fork of Long Island, 1/4mi east of the hamlet of Montauk.
Prior to becoming a park, the land was used as part of the coastal defense system for New York City during World War II. Two concrete observation bunkers from that time remain visible at the site. It was also part of Camp Wikoff where troops led by Theodore Roosevelt were quarantined after the Spanish–American War.
Attempts to purchase the land to preserve it as a public park had been ongoing for years prior to the park's creation in 2000. After the previous owners won approval to subdivide their property into several residential lots, preservation efforts intensified. The parkland was purchased in October 2000 for $17.7 million, with the cost split between New York State ($5.6 million), the Town of East Hampton ($5.5 million), Suffolk County ($5.4 million), and The Nature Conservancy ($1 million).
The park, maintained by the Long Island Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, features more than of beach and 100ft bluffs along the Atlantic Ocean. The park is largely undeveloped, and has no infrastructure beyond elevated platforms for birdwatching and trails for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. The park also offers accessibility for salt water fishing.
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  • About 2.5 mile level loop trail with great cliffside views of ocean. Didn't have a problem with ticks late September - plenty of butterflies, though.  more »
  • On your way to the lighthouse, stop here and walk the cliffs. Then stop at Camp Hero for a great photo angle of the lighthouse. Then go to the lighthouse and walk the boulders along the ocean. In wiul...  more »
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  • What a hidden gem! The south coast of Montauk is stunningly beautiful. Easy ride to the upper cliffs by trail bike.
  • Beautiful walk to downtown Montauk.
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