Operating Hours & Seasons
NPS PHOTO by Kalie Swails
Gateway gets ready for summer
After Hurricane Sandy hit Gateway's shores in October 2012, most of the park was closed to visitors while we stabilized park areas and made it safe. By now most, but not all, areas of the park are open again for visitors to enjoy. All lifeguarded beaches are now open. The park will continue to work on areas that need more work. You can Plan Your Visit now. Keep up with our progress by visiting our website. Lend your voice to the conversation about Gateway on our Facebook page.
The National Park Service values your safety above all other concerns. For your safety, please respect the closure of park areas until they are deemed safe to reopen.
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