Gateway National Recreation Area:  Many Places, One Park

There are three geographic units: Sandy Hook, New Jersey; Jamaica Bay and Staten Island, New York City. The NYC units include Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Fort Tilden, Riis Park in Queens, Floyd Bennett Field and Canarsie Pier in Brooklyn. Staten Island has Great Kills Park, Miller Field and Fort Wadsworth. These sites and others make up the 26,000 acres of Gateway, one national park. 

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Park Rangers demonstrating how to pitch a tent

Park Ranger Weekend at the Bronx Zoo

Join Park Rangers from Gateway at the Bronx Zoo this weekend. Learn how to pitch a tent, kayak, and all of the many things Gateway has to offer.

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Visitors enjoy the surf at a lifeguard-protected beach.

Compendium: Gateway's rules

Gateway's Compendium includes rules that list park hours and protect visitors, wildlife and resources from harm. These rules have the force of law.

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Bet you didn't think Brooklyn looked like this, did you?

Camp at Gateway

Gateway offers overnight camping at Sandy Hook, N.J., Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island and Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. Pitch your tent at Gateway!

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Learn about news and upcoming programs and share your photos and comments on the park's Facebook page.

Join the conversation. Visit Gateway on Facebook!

Gateway wants to hear from you. Ask a question or post a comment or photo from your recent visit. Find out what's happening throughout the park.

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#GatewayNPS on Instagram

#GatewayNPS on Instagram

Check out the park's Instagram account, GatewayNPS. Show us your favorite spots within Gateway by tagging them #gatewaynps.

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Fort Cam, one of four views offered by Sandy Cam, shows Officers Row in Fort Hancock.

Sandy Cam broadcasts 24/7

See amazing views from the top of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse any time, day or night, without climbing 95 steps. Or, watch the Lighthouse itself.

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Camping is one of the many things to do at Gateway

Gateway's General Management Plan

The Record of Decision for the General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Gateway National Recreation Area has been approved.

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Volunteer

Volunteer at YOUR National Park

Show your love for Gateway. We are seeking volunteers from the local community to launch a new Volunteer Corps. Sign on to make a difference!

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