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Shadmoor State Park, Montauk

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Shadmoor State Park is a 99acre state park located in Suffolk County, New York in the USA. 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.HistoryPrior 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 of 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).Park descriptionThe 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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  • It is a nice place to visit in those days of sky cleared in Montauk (be careful with the tick).
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  • If staying near/in Montauk Village, you can walk to this park from your motel/condo. Well marked trails (although some a bit rutted in places), not strenuous at all, leading to a stunning beach view o...  more »
  • We enjoyed a lovely fall walk along the coast line, watching dozens of surfers catching some waves!! Fabu!!