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.
This summer Gateway NRA will be open for Fishing! Below you will find guidelines for each unit as well the most up to date fishing maps for the park.
Fishing at Jamaica Bay
Fishing at Sandy Hook
Fishing is permitted at all ocean side beaches (Fishing Beach, North Beach, B,C,D Beaches and Gunnison Beach) except when lifeguards are on duty or are closed to protect shorebirds. Fishing is also permitted on all bay side beaches. Please see map for designated parking spaces. An annual pass for nighttime fishing can be purchased at the Entrance Station from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Memorial Day when they will be on sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $50.
Fishing in Staten Island
Fishing is allowed at Fort Wadsworth, Great Kills and Miller Field at designated spots (please see maps below). An annual pass for nighttime fishing and parking in designated locations can be purchased t the Great Kills Ranger Station Wednesday-Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for $50
Jamaica Bay Fishing Maps
Did You Know?
All of Gateway NRA's units include sites that defended New York Harbor from attacks from the sea, from the Revolutionary War through World War II. They are Fort Hancock, Fort Tilden, and Fort Wadsworth. Learn about the history of coastal defense by visiting any of these sites. More...