Sandy Hook's False Tip Closed
The false tip area of Sandy Hook is closed due to safety concerns while the Army Corps of Engineers continues their dredging operations.
Camping at Gateway
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:
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 and pets are NOT allowed at overnight camp sites.
Recreational Vehicles (RVs) at Floyd Bennett Field only: Six camp sites are large enough to accommodate recreational vehicles (RVs). They do not yet have water, sewer or electrical hookups. Another 14 RV sites are planned for the near future. Neither Fort Wadsworth nor Sandy Hook can accommodate RVs.
Showers: No showers are available at Sandy Hook. At Fort Wadsworth, a small cold shower is available to campers. At Floyd Bennett Field, Aviator Sports Center has a shower facility open to campers from 8 - 10 AM. Cost is $10 per person, paid at the front desk. From there campers will be escorted to the shower facility. Campers must show their camping reservation confirmation and must provide their own soap and towels.
Did You Know?
At approximately 32 square miles and over 13000 acres, Jamaica Bay is the largest natural open space in New York City.