Jamaica Bay Unit Permits
NOTE: Jamaica Bay Unit is only selling permits for areas open to the public at this time.
Permits are required for group campgrounds, community garden plots, archery, fishing area parking and picnicking. Call 718-338-3799 for further information.
Breezy Point: A four wheel drive beach permit will be available for $50, on May 1, 2013. The four wheel drive permit is valid anywhere at the park where the fishing parking permit is honored, but includes allowing the driver to the tip of Breezy Point. These permits are available in limited numbers, often selling out within a few weeks.
The operator must present the following equipment at the time of permit registration and carry each item at all times when driving off road at the Breezy Point Tip: 7 foot (minimum) fishing pole, reel and tackle, shovel, tow chain or rope, jack, jack support board, tire pressure gauge, appropriate spare tire, trash container (trash bag) and portable toilet. Call 718-338-3799 for season and permit distribution information.
Application for Special Use Permit: A Special Use Permit is required when use of a park goes beyond basic visitor use or has potential impact on park resources. A non-refundable application-processing fee must be submitted with all applications. Call 718-338-3799 for any questions. See, our permit conditions, to find out what you can and cannot do with a permit.
Application for Photography/Filming Permit: A non-refundable application-processing fee must be submitted with all commercial filming and still photography applications for use of buildings and grounds at Jamaica Bay Unit. Other fees are associated in a national park; call 718-338-3799 for more information.
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