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#1 2edgesword

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Posted October 06 2014 - 09:38 AM

We finally got to camp at Hither Hills and now understand why it's a prime campground on LI and almost always booked up. Very nice campsites just a stones throw from a wonderful ocean beach. Since the number of campsites is much smaller than Smith's Point (one of our other favorite campsites) there isn't the tremendous activity you experience at Smith's Point and it has a somewhat quieter environment.

While it's a campground on Long Island it was still a 2 hour plus drive from western Suffolk given you're driving through town traffic when you get out east. The plus is you're only a 15 minute drive from Montauk and the places to visit on the eastern most end of LI.

Other than the day we arrived (rained all that day) the other three days were perfect as far as the weather was concerned. Mid-seventies during the day and in the fifties at night which made for great sleeping weather. I don't think we could tolerance day time 90's and night time 70's during the summer months since you're limited as far as using a generator to power an A/C unit (9:00am ~ 11:00am and 5:00pm ~ 9:00pm) which means Hither Hills will be a Spring and Fall option for us.

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Posted October 06 2014 - 09:58 AM

Love Hither Hills. We're going to try to camp there next season.

We are looking for places where you can rent a camper. We overheard some campers on the beach talking about how they rented the camper for the week. The company delivered it, set it up and was picking it up at the end of their stay. It came with everything you need. The people just brought their own bedding, odds and ends and a BBQ grill. Other than that, they were set.

I have found a couple of places that rent 30FT campers for about $800 for the week. There are other fees that bring it out to about $1000. All in all, not a bad price for a week out east when you don't have to worry about the camper part of the week.

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Posted October 06 2014 - 09:58 AM

Pics or you never left your driveaway.
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Posted October 06 2014 - 09:59 AM

Hither Hills State Park camp grounds is the first camp sold out within the first hours of the New Year ( in the Country ). Not only that but is the only State Park that makes money for the State. Yet little knowen fact is, it has room to expand to more than twice it's size. Idea to turn Jones Beach Lot #1 into a RV camp ground was put forth with very little money but would make the State millions. Yet millions here been spent for bicycle paths with no return. Why are these things not done? ANYTHING to do with sportsmen, shooting, fishing, archery or Camping is looked down on. New York State is a Anti Sportsmen State!
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#5 2edgesword

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Posted October 06 2014 - 10:39 AM

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Posted October 06 2014 - 11:13 AM

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Posted October 06 2014 - 01:59 PM

Fwiw I've seen guys shooting skeet from the beach at Navy beach and off the bluffs on the Paumanok trail.

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Posted October 06 2014 - 04:05 PM

Where do you get the concrete pad? Does it fold up or you tow it there? JK of course. Never been camping but if I was going to go, Hither Hills sounds like a good place to start!
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Posted October 06 2014 - 04:19 PM

Love Hither Hills. We're going to try to camp there next season.

We are looking for places where you can rent a camper. We overheard some campers on the beach talking about how they rented the camper for the week. The company delivered it, set it up and was picking it up at the end of their stay. It came with everything you need. The people just brought their own bedding, odds and ends and a BBQ grill. Other than that, they were set.

I have found a couple of places that rent 30FT campers for about $800 for the week. There are other fees that bring it out to about $1000. All in all, not a bad price for a week out east when you don't have to worry about the camper part of the week.

I worked for the guy that owns a company that rents and sets them up for you, he is in the old Gruman site, Icy Hollow.
Is his name.


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#10 2edgesword

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Posted October 09 2014 - 01:08 PM

I worked for the guy that owns a company that rents and sets them up for you, he is in the old Gruman site, Icy Hollow.
Is his name.


Half the fun is setting up :).

Actually, after you've done it a few times and develop your own system, it's not bad, although my grandson says to me then last time he went camping with us "this is a lot of work".

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Posted October 09 2014 - 01:09 PM

I've fished it but never camped there. But does look nice!

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Posted October 09 2014 - 01:40 PM

How far in advance do you need to reserve your spot? Can you bring your trucks on the beach there?

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Posted October 09 2014 - 01:41 PM

How far in advance do you need to reserve your spot? Can you bring your trucks on the beach there?


about a year

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Posted October 09 2014 - 01:44 PM

It used to be a lottery.

#15 2edgesword

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Posted October 09 2014 - 01:49 PM

How far in advance do you need to reserve your spot? Can you bring your trucks on the beach there?


The current reservation window is July 9th.

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Posted October 09 2014 - 02:05 PM

How far in advance do you need to reserve your spot? Can you bring your trucks on the beach there?

You need an East Hampton town beach sticker for your truck to go on the beach here, however I don't know if a temporary permit for beach access is issued with a camping spot for non residents.





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