Outdoor Activities


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


Every season is time to get outside

All year long, Gateway's three units offer outdoor recreation. Check out our calendar of events or follow us on Facebook to find out what's coming up.

Camp in an urban national park

Camping is available in all three 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. Children who kayak must wear life jackets sized correctly for them.


Kayaking programs
Kayaking programs are available at both the Jamaica Bay and Staten Island units.

In Staten Island Unit's Great Kills Park you can join a ranger Fridays-Mondays, 10:30- 4 pm. You must be nine or older and higher than four feet tall.

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.

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