• Get away to Gateway, where you can camp and stay healthy with heart-smart activities. Photo by Sebastiano Privitera; used by permission.


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Camping at Gateway

Camp Hudson at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island includes cold showers, which are wheelchair-accessible.

Camp Hudson at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island includes cold showers, which are wheelchair-accessible.

NPS PHOTO by Kailie Swails

Camp overnight at all three units of Gateway

In 2011, Gateway expanded campgrounds at Floyd Bennett Field from four to 38 sites. In 2012, overnight tent camping has been expanded to select areas of Sandy Hook, New Jersey and Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island. Reservations are available now at www.recreation.gov under "Camp Gateway." Most camping at Gateway is "primitive" tent camping, but different areas offer different anemities.

Learn more about camping at:

Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn
Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island
Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Yes, you're in Brooklyn.

Campground at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn.


Overnight campsites include the following:

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: Your own tents and sleeping bags. A pad underneath your sleeping bag may cushion you better for a better night's sleep. Bring sunscreen and insect repellant as well.

What NOT to bring: Alcohol, pets, and charcoal grills are NOT allowed at tent camping sites. Glass containers are not allowed anywhere in the park.

Recreational Vehicles (RVs) at Floyd Bennett Field only: There are presently nine RV camp sites with another 11 planned for the near future. Water, sewer and electrical hookups are NOT available. Tents are not permitted in RV sites. Neither Fort Wadsworth nor Sandy Hook can accommodate RVs.

Showers: Showers are not available at Sandy Hook. At Fort Wadsworth, a cold-water shower is available to campers during the camping season. At Floyd Bennett Field, hot- and cold-water showers, located across from the camp grounds, are open daily May through October, 9:00am - 2:00pm.

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