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


    National Recreation Area NY,NJ


Map of Gateway National Recreation Area, 2010.

Gateway National Recreation Area includes three main units: Sandy Hook, Jamaica Bay and Staten Island.


Driving Directions to Gateway

Gateway National Recreation Area is a vast national park. Visitors can arrive at different areas of the park via car, bus or, sometimes, subway or ferry.

Directions to areas in the Jamaica Bay Unit (Brooklyn and Queens)

Directions to Sandy Hook Unit (Highlands, New Jersey)

Directions to areas in the Staten Island Unit

Call 511 in the New York area for traffic information.

For information about public transportation to Gateway, see above.


Did You Know?

Fort Wadsworth

Fort Wadsworth, located on Staten Island at the Narrows (next to the Verrazano Bridge), is one of the oldest military sites in the nation. This site has controlled the entrance to New York Harbor since the Washington administration.