• 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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Plan Your Visit

Battery Weed at Fort Wadsworth

Battery Weed from the water


Labor Day is the last day our lifeguards are on duty, and they won't be back until next summer, While there will be many nice days this fall, and the waters will be tempting, please don't swim when there are no life guards on duty. You can check out our program guide for the fall, which includes walks, hikes and other things to do.

Gateway Fall Program Guide for Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and New Jersey

Click here for to go to the Jamaica Bay Fall Program Guide, and to see the cover story.

Click here for the Sandy Hook Fall Program Guide, to see the listings for New Jersey.

Click here for Staten Island Fall Program Guide for listings for Ft. Wadworth and Great Kills.

There are some lingering effects of Hurricane Sandy. Thanks for your patience as we work to make Gateway an even better national park for you to enjoy. For a glimpse at how Hurricane Sandy affected the park, see the Gateway Program Guide Special Sandy Edition.

Gateway is a vast park, crossing two states and three New York City boroughs. A good map will help you plan your visit. Please carpool and use public transportation whenever possible!


Did You Know?

Dimmed and camoflagued Sandy Hook lighthouse at night in World War II.

Did you know that the Sandy Hook Light was dimmed in World War II and painted in camoflague? Homes and businesses within five miles of the ocean were required to use blackout curtains in order to protect ships from attacks by German U-Boats. More...