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


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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.

  • The Floyd Bennett Field Archery Range will be closed on October 22

    Sections of the archery range parking lot will be excavated by the Army Corps of Engineers, to remove defunct fuel lines. The archery range will reopen October 23.

Things To Do

Bald Eagle at Great Kills Park in Staten Island

Bald Eagle at the Great Kills Unit in Staten Island.

National Park Service

Gateway is open all year round. The park will continue to work on areas that are not yet safe for visitors. Go ahead and start to Plan Your Visit now. Join our conversation on our Facebook page.

The National Park Service values your safety above all other concerns. For your safety, please respect the closure of park areas until they are deemed safe to reopen.


Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook is a 2,044 acre barrier beach peninsula at the northern tip of the New Jersey shore. The park includes seven miles of ocean beaches, salt marshes, hiking trails and a maritime holly forest. Historic sites include the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, the oldest surviving lighthouse in the United States.

Birding, hiking, wind surfing, fishing and exploring the park's natural and cultural resources are available year round.


Staten Island

Discover the three sites within Staten Island that offer opportunities to explore historic military fortifications, enjoy the ocean beaches, bike,run or play an organized sport, and discover natural resources. The three areas of Staten Island Unit are:

  • Fort Wadsworth
  • Miller Field
  • Great Kills

Jamaica Bay
Located in Brooklyn and Queens, Jamaica Bay is home to ocean beaches, restored grasslands, aircraft hangars, sports fields, marinas and historic fortifications. Within this unit, the National Park Service manages well-known sites such as:

  • Floyd Bennett Field
  • Jacob Riis Park
  • Canarsie Pier
  • Plumb Beach
  • Frank Charles Park
  • Fort Tilden
  • Breezy Point
  • Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Did You Know?

The NC 4 in flight.

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.