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The children from the Castillo-Cardenas family all cram into a hammock at the family campsite at Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Happy Campers

As summer wanes, Long Islanders head out to local campsites for rest and recreation.

A campfire and a starry night make
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A campfire and a starry night make for a perfect outing at Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton. (July 30, 2013)

Emily Oak, 7, roasts a marshmallow over a
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Emily Oak, 7, roasts a marshmallow over a fire at Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton. (July 30, 2013)

A stretch of Hither Hills State Park in
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A stretch of Hither Hills State Park in Montauk is lined with tents earlier this month. (Aug. 2, 2013)

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Mason Guckavan, 15, left, and his cousin David
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Mason Guckavan, 15, left, and his cousin David Loehle, 14, play paddle tether ball at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Members of the Mothers of Twins Club of
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Members of the Mothers of Twins Club of Suffolk County gather for dinner at Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton. (July 30, 2013)

Campers at Cedar Point County Park in East
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Campers at Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton go for a hike. The 607-acre park has commanding views of Gardiners Bay. (July 30, 2013)

The Hernandez family, from Dutchess County, gathers to
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The Hernandez family, from Dutchess County, gathers to play board games during a rainy night at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Campers call it a night at Cedar Point
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Campers call it a night at Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton, as a lone tent remains lighted. (July 30, 2013)

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Ryan Nicholson, 7, rests for a bit while
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Ryan Nicholson, 7, rests for a bit while waiting for his parents to take him to the beach at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Lauren Oak, 37, of North Babylon, prepares lunch
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Lauren Oak, 37, of North Babylon, prepares lunch for daughters Molly, Abigail and Emily at Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton. “I like the beach, being able to get down there easily from the campsite,” she said. (July 30, 2013)

Campers bike their way around the Hither Hills
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Campers bike their way around the Hither Hills State Park campsite in Montauk. (Aug. 2, 2013)

On a not-so-perfect summer day, Imee Sarmiento of
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On a not-so-perfect summer day, Imee Sarmiento of Levittown works hard to keep the water out of her tent at Wildwood State Park in Wading River. (Aug. 1, 2013)

Michael Sarmiento sets up a tent. He and
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Michael Sarmiento sets up a tent. He and his family camp out at Wildwood State Park in Wading River almost every summer. (Aug. 1, 2013)

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Sunset at Cedar Point County Park in East
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Sunset at Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton. (July 30, 2013)

The children from the Castillo-Cardenas family all cram
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The children from the Castillo-Cardenas family all cram into a hammock at the family campsite at Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Jackie Clifford, 14, takes some time to organize
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Jackie Clifford, 14, takes some time to organize and clean up her tent at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk. (Aug. 2, 2013)

Kathleen Basilicato, of Huntington, reads a book during
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Kathleen Basilicato, of Huntington, reads a book during a weeklong camping vacation at Hither Hills State Park in Montauk. (Aug. 2, 2013)

George Demery, of Mastic Beach, makes minor fixes
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George Demery, of Mastic Beach, makes minor fixes to his tent at Cathedral Pines County Park in Middle Island. A truck driver by profession, Demery said camping is a way of life for him and that he pitches tent wherever his truck takes him. (July 29, 2013)

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Lauren Oak, 37, of North Babylon, prepares lunch
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Lauren Oak, 37, of North Babylon, prepares lunch for her daughters at Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton. (July 30, 2013)

Lauren Oak, 37, of North Babylon, helps her
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Lauren Oak, 37, of North Babylon, helps her daughter Emily, 7, as she gets ready to go play outside at Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton. (July 30, 2013)

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