Getting to Jamaica Bay by Public Transporation
Use your Metrocard to go camping!
The Metropolitan Transit Authority has schedules, maps and other information on public transportation, including subway, bus, rails and bridges throughout New York City.
Floyd Bennett Field: Call 718-338-3799 for information. Camping reservations should be made at http://www.recreation.gov.
Bus: Take Q35 bus from either subway stop to park.
Jacob Riis Park/Fort Tilden: Call 718-318-4300 for information and reservations for special events.
Ferry: Ferries run between Riis Landing, Rockaway, NY and Pier 11, Wall Street, NY. Ferry service will begin on Saturday, May 28, 2011 and continue on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays throughout the summer season. This service will end on Monday, September 5, 2011 (Labor Day). Visit New York Beach Ferry for fares and schedules. For more information, including fares, call 718-474-0555.
Canarsie Pier: Call 718-763-2202 for information or reservations for special events.
Subway: Take L subway to Rockaway Parkway, then transfer to the B42 bus to the entrance of the pier.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge: Call 718-318-4340 for information or to make reservations for special events.
Did You Know?
The first transatlantic flight departed from the Rockaway Naval Air Station on Jamaica Bay in 1919. Today, it is the site of Gateway NRA's Jacob Riis Park.