• 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

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  • Sand Replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach

    Sand replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach has begun. During this project, sections of the beach will be closed to the public for their safety. Replenishment is expected to take up to two weeks.

Outdoor Activities

Gateway has outdoor activities every season of the year. Find out what's happening This Week at Gateway NRA in all three units of the park: Sandy Hook, Staten Island and Jamaica Bay. You can also check out a calendar of events for the entire season.

 
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Camp Tamarack at Floyd Bennett Field.  Doesn't look like Brooklyn, but it is!

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Camping is available in all 3 units of Gateway, Jamaica Bay, Sandy Hook and Staten Island, but year round camping is only available at Floyd Bennett Field. The campgrounds at Floyd Bennett Field include six sites for recreations vehicles.
Camping reservations should be made online at www.recreation.gov.
 
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kayaking in Jamaica Bay

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Kayaking at Gateway
Kayaking programs are available at both the Jamaica Bay and Staten Island units. In the Staten Island unit's Great Kills you can join a ranger Fridays-Mondays, 10:30- 4 pm. You must be 9 or older, and higher than 4 feet.
Programs are also available in Jamaica Bay. Walk Up & Paddle programs are available every Saturday and Sunday at the Seaplane Ramp at Floyd Bennett Field at 9:30, every Saturday at Canarsie Pier at 1 pm and every Sunday at Riis Landing at 1 pm through Labor Day.

 
There are different activities at Gateway throughout the year. As the seasons change, check for our updates.

Did You Know?

Aeiral view of the eastern portion of Jamaica Bay

At approximately 32 square miles and over 13000 acres, Jamaica Bay is the largest natural open space in New York City.