Camping at Sandy Hook, New Jersey
Overnight camping comes to Sandy Hook
Up to 20 tent campsites will be available to visitors across the street from the Horseshoe Cove section of Sandy Hook in Highlands, New Jersey.
Camping reservations can be made online at www.recreation.gov.
Rates: $20 per day for a maximum of 14 days.
Size limits: Up to six people may camp at a single site. Larger families and groups will need to reserve multiple camp sites. Sites are large enough for one large tent or two small tents.
What to bring: You must bring your own tent and sleeping bags. A pad underneath your sleeping bag may cushion you better for a good night's sleep. You should also bring sunscreen and insect repellant.
Amenities: Camp sites are primitive. Each has a picnic table, a grill and a fire ring. (See Campground Rules and Regulations for pointers on fire safety.) Restrooms are nearby. Water faucets are nearby.
Access to Public Transportation: Seasteak Ferry and NY Waterway Ferry from Manhattan during peak months.
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