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

    Gateway

    National Recreation Area NY,NJ

Driving Directions to Jamaica Bay

Floyd Bennett Field (718) 338-3799

From the North, East, and West:

  • Take the Belt Parkway to Exit 11S (Flatbush Avenue)
  • Follow Flatbush Avenue south to the fourth traffic light (and last light before the Marine Parkway Bridge toll plaza.)
  • Turn left at the light, into the park.

From the South (and alternate route from other directions):

  • Woodhaven Boulevard to Cross Bay Boulevard.
  • West on Beach Channel Drive to the Marine Parkway Bridge (towards Brooklyn.)
  • Turn right at the first traffic light after the toll plaza into the park.

Jacob Riis Park/Fort Tilden (718) 318-4300

From the North, East, and West:

  • Take the Belt Parkway to Exit 11S (Flatbush Avenue)
  • Follow Flatbush Avenue south to the Marine Parkway Bridge toll plaza.
  • Cross the bridge, and follow signs to park parking lot.

From the South (and alternate route from other directions):

  • West on Beach Channel Drive.
  • Follow signs to the park.

Canarsie Pier (718) 763-2202

  • Belt Parkway to Exit 13, Rockaway Parkway.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (718) 318-4340

From North, East, and West:

  • Belt Parkway to Exit 17 S, Cross Bay Boulevard.
  • Proceed south on Cross Bay Boulevard across the Joseph Addabbo - North Channel Bridge.
  • The Visitor Contact Station is approximately 1.5 miles past the bridge on the right.
  • Turn right at traffic light for Visitor Contact Station parking.

From the South (and alternate route from other directions):

  • Beach Channel Drive to the Cross Bay - Veterans Memorial Bridge.
  • Cross the bridge toward Broad Channel.
  • Follow Cross Bay Boulevard through Broad Channel, about 1 mile.
  • Turn left at traffic light into the Visitor Contact Station parking lot.

Did You Know?

Women's Army Corps soldiers crossing out the

Did you know that Fort Hancock, unlike most Army posts during World War II, had a racially integrated unit? The 1225th Army Service Unit had African-American soldiers and in 1943 received a group from the Women's Army Corps. More...