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    Montauk Camping?

    I'm thinking of heading out to The End this weekend, and was curious if any swellies know of good places to crash near either Ditch Plains or all the way out at the point.

    I only plan on spending one night and am more than OK with folding down the seats in my car and sleeping there. However, I'm not sure if that's fair game in a state park parking lot, or if I'm going to get a ticket/flashlight in my window at 3 am. If there's someplace I can park for a night hassle-free, I'm more than willing to so.

    Any ideas of how to spend a night out there without getting a ticket or reserving a campground a year in advance?

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    It'll be packed out there this weekend. Park in a hotel lot at night and sleep in the car. No one will fuk with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nynj View Post
    It'll be packed out there this weekend. Park in a hotel lot at night and sleep in the car. No one will fuk with you.
    I figured that would work, either that or a strip mall lot. Not the most scenic place in the world but it's utilitarian at this point

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    I'd use caution and plan accordingly. Don't expect just to park in an empty lot and not get hassled or ticketed. I went out to montauk a few years ago in late September. We pulled in a lot to check the waves and were ticketed in no more than 5 minutes while we were checking the waves. Mind you, no one was in the lot and it was a wash out rainy day. O yeah and the ticket was +$250 for parking in a permitted lot. I won't detail the lack of actual signage.

    Montauk is beautiful but the town in my opinion clearly doesn't want visitors there and I m happy never to go back.

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    I don't know what your area is like, but in 3 of the states I've lived in, I've never seen overnighters hassled in a Wal Mart parking lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaoleNJ View Post
    I'd use caution and plan accordingly. Don't expect just to park in an empty lot and not get hassled or ticketed. I went out to montauk a few years ago in late September. We pulled in a lot to check the waves and were ticketed in no more than 5 minutes while we were checking the waves. Mind you, no one was in the lot and it was a wash out rainy day. O yeah and the ticket was +$250 for parking in a permitted lot. I won't detail the lack of actual signage.

    Montauk is beautiful but the town in my opinion clearly doesn't want visitors there and I m happy never to go back.
    $250 for parking momentarily in a permitted lot. Here it is $100 for same offense. Seems as if Montauk has great idea, given your expression to never return. It works for them.
    I will suggest it here to our towns selectmen to do the same. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaoleNJ View Post
    I'd use caution and plan accordingly. Don't expect just to park in an empty lot and not get hassled or ticketed. I went out to montauk a few years ago in late September. We pulled in a lot to check the waves and were ticketed in no more than 5 minutes while we were checking the waves. Mind you, no one was in the lot and it was a wash out rainy day. O yeah and the ticket was +$250 for parking in a permitted lot. I won't detail the lack of actual signage.

    Montauk is beautiful but the town in my opinion clearly doesn't want visitors there and I m happy never to go back.
    Consider yourself lucky! I got towed once doing the same thing. $260 to get it out of the impound lot!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhigh View Post
    Consider yourself lucky! I got towed once doing the same thing. $260 to get it out of the impound lot!!!!
    Hmmm....another great idea!!!!!
    Keep writing them boys!!! My towns gonna be rich and my taxes will come down!!!
    And keep working and paying taxes--does wonders for my Social Security check!! And work some overtime as well!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Cuda View Post
    Hmmm....another great idea!!!!!
    Keep writing them boys!!! My towns gonna be rich and my taxes will come down!!!
    And keep working and paying taxes--does wonders for my Social Security check!! And work some overtime as well!!!
    Seems to me your taxes will go up if people from out of town stop coming because you've ticketed them excessively. Law of deminishing returns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaoleNJ View Post
    Seems to me your taxes will go up if people from out of town stop coming because you've ticketed them excessively. Law of deminishing returns.
    No one cares--just don't come here. Stay away.