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Gateway NRA is a 26,000 acre recreation area located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area. The park extends through three New York City boroughs and into northern New Jersey.

Park sites offer a variety of recreation opportunities, along with a chance to explore many significant cultural and natural resources.

  

CONTACTS

Email - carole_silano@nps.gov

Fax- 718-354-4605

Write to
Public Affairs Office
210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

Phone
Park Police--24 hours - (718) 338-3988
Public Affairs Office - (718) 354-4606
Jamaica Bay Unit - (718) 338-3799
Staten Island Unit - (718) 354-4500
Sandy Hook Unit - (732) 872-5970

TRAVEL BASICS

Operating Hours, Seasons
Park sites are open all year from dawn to dusk. Most areas have extended hours during the summer season.

Getting There
PLANE - Gateway NRA is accessible by the three New York metropolitan airports: Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark (NJ).

CAR - Call:(718) 354-4606.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - Call: (718) 354-4606.

Weather & Climate
Temperatures range from the eighties and nineties during the summer, to the teens and twenties in winter.

Accessibility
Many Gateway NRA sites are accessible, some historic structures and natural areas are not. Please check with your area of interest.

FEES/PERMITS

Entrance Fee
PARKING FEE

GATEWAY HAS NO ENTRANCE FEES. However, Beach Parking Fees are charged at Sandy Hook and Jacob Riis Park during the summer. Annual passes are available for Sandy Hook.

Activity Fee
FISHING PERMIT
There are fees for parking in fishing lots at all Gateway sites. Permits are available at Gateway Visitor Centers/Ranger Stations.

Permits
USE PERMITS
Permit fees for: athletic field use, picnicking, community garden plots, the boat launch area and some nature study areas. Permits are available at Gateway visitor centers/ranger stations.

Special Use Permits
SPECIAL USE PERMIT
Some activities require a Special Use Permit. Inquire with your area of interest.

CAMPING

Floyd Bennett Field Campgrounds
seasonal
Organized campground in a natural area located in the middle of New York City. Camp Tamarack and Camp Goldenrod are available to the general public on a seasonal basis. Permits must be obtained at least two weeks in advance. The Ecology Village Campground is available for organized groups (school groups, scouts, etc.) Reservations for this area must also be made in advance.
For More Information on this campground please call (718) 338-4306

Sandy Hook Campground
Organized campground in a natural area located in a wooded area of the Sandy Hook Peninsula. Camping is limited to organized groups (school groups, scouts, etc.)and is on a reservation basis only.
For More Information on this campground please call (732) 872-5970

LODGING

Navy Lodge at Fort Wadsworth
Open All Year
Lodging for Navy veterans and active duty personnel. The Navy Lodge is not open to the general public.
For More Information on this lodging please call (800) 628-9466

FACILITIES

Ranger Stations
CANARSIE PIER CONTACT STATION
Open All Year 9 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m.
Phone - (718)763-2202
Location - Canarsie Pier Belt Parkway Exit 13 Brooklyn, New York
Available Facilities - Restrooms, visitor information.

GREAT KILLS PARK RANGER STATION
Open All Year 9 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m., Friday --Monday
Phone - (718) 987-6790
Location - Great Kills Park Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, New York
Closures - The ranger station is closed on Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 1.
Special Programs - Some ranger-led programs start at the station. Call for details.
Available Facilities - Restrooms are not available at the ranger station, but are located throughout Great Kills Park.

MILLER FIELD RANGER STATION
Open All Year 8:30 a.m. -- 5 p.m.
Phone - (718) 351-6970
Location - Miller Field New Dorp Lane Staten Island, New York
Special Programs - Ranger-led programs start from the ranger station.
Available Facilities - Restrooms.

RIIS PARK VISITOR CONTACT STATION
Open From Memorial Day to Labor Day 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m.
Phone - (718) 318-4300
Location - Jacob Riis Park Rockaway, New York
Available Facilities - Restrooms, visitor information, first aid.

Visitor Centers
FORT WADSWORTH VISITOR CENTER
Open All Year 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m., Wednesday--Sunday
Phone - (718) 354-4500
Location - Fort Wadsworth, Bay Street, Staten Island, New York
Special Programs - Ranger-led programs start from the visitor center.
Exhibits - Exhibits and 12-minute film on the history of New York's harbor defense system.
Available Facilities - Bookstore, restrooms, visitor information.

JAMAICA BAY WILDLIFE REFUGE VISITOR CENTER
Open All Year 8: 30 a.m. -- 5 p.m.
Phone - (718) 318-4304
Location - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Cross Bay Boulevard Queens, New York
Exhibits - Exhibits on the natural history of the area and an explanation of how this bird sanctuary was created in the 1950's.
Available Facilities - Bookstore, restrooms, visitor information.

RYAN VISITOR CENTER, FLOYD BENNETT FIELD
Open All Year 8:30 a.m. -- 5 p.m.
Phone - (718) 338-3799
Location - Floyd Bennett Field Flatbush Avenue South Brooklyn, New York
Special Programs - Most guided visitor program start from the Ryan Visitor Center. Special use permits are also available here.
Available Facilities - Restrooms.

SANDY HOOK VISITOR CENTER
Open All Year 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m.
Phone - (732) 872-5970
Location - Sandy Hook Visitor Center Sandy Hook, New Jersey
Exhibits - Exhibits on the natural history of the area, and exhibits on the history of the U.S. Life Saving Service (later became the US Coast Guard.)
Available Facilities - Bookstore, restrooms, visitor information.

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Gateway National Recreation Area.
 Campgrounds Near Gateway National Recreation Area:
Kaufman Campgrounds, Richmond County, 3 miles away
Liberty Harbor RV Park, Jersey City, 6 miles away
Camp Wildwood, New York, 13 miles away
Gateway National Recreation Area - Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, 13 miles away
Cheesequake State Park, South Amboy, 15 miles away
Bryn Mawr Camp, Millburn, 17 miles away
Earle RV Park, Colts Neck, 18 miles away
 Marinas Near Gateway National Recreation Area:
Elco Boat Basin, Bayonne , 5 miles away
Di Meglio Marina, Brooklyn , 6 miles away
Basin Marina, Brooklyn , 6 miles away
Grumwald Marina, Brooklyn , 6 miles away
Liberty Harbor Marina & RV Park, Jersey City , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Gateway National Recreation Area:
Best Western Gregory Hotel, Brooklyn , 4 miles away
Ramada Staten Island, Staten Island , 5 miles away
Fort Place Bed Breakfast, Staten Island , 5 miles away
Sleep Inn Brooklyn, Brooklyn , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn Sunset Park / Park Slope, Brooklyn , 6 miles away
Days Inn Brooklyn, Brooklyn , 6 miles away
Wyndham Garden Brooklyn Sunset Park, Brooklyn , 6 miles away
 Beaches Near Gateway National Recreation Area:
South Beach, Richmond County , 1 miles away
Midland Beach, Richmond County , 1 miles away
New Dorp Beach, Richmond County , 2 miles away
Oakwood Beach, Richmond County , 3 miles away
Coney Island Beach, Kings County , 7 miles away
 Ski Areas Near Gateway National Recreation Area:
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 35 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 37 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 41 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 43 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 59 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 65 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 73 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Woodbury, Connecticut , 77 miles away, 300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 84 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 84 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
 Whitewater Near Gateway National Recreation Area:
Rockaway River, Morris County , 28 miles away, Class IV-V - 0.7 miles long (Below Falls to Route 287)
 Public Lands Near Gateway National Recreation Area:
New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, New Lisbon - NJ , 51 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 67 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill - PA , 67 miles away
Riverbank State Park, New York , 15 miles away
Roberto Clemente State Park, New York , 18 miles away
Tallman Mountain State Park, New York , 26 miles away
Blauvelt State Park, New York , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gateway National Recreation Area:
Silver Lake Golf Course, Staten Island , 2 miles away
Dyker Beach Golf Course, Brooklyn , 4 miles away
City Of N Y, Staten Island , 5 miles away
Liberty National Golf Course, Jersey City , 5 miles away
Cream Ridge Golf Club, Cream Ridge , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Gateway National Recreation Area
Poricy Pond, Monmouth County , 13 miles away
Shadow Lake, Monmouth County , 13 miles away
Hughes Lake, Passaic County , 14 miles away
Marlu Lake, Monmouth County , 15 miles away
Lake Lefferts, Middlesex County , 15 miles away

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