Things To Know Before You Come
NPS PHOTO by John Warren
Before you come to see us....
Most areas of Gateway were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Some large sections of the park will not reopen for months; select areas may take much longer. Before heading to any area within park boundaries, please call or check to make sure that the area has reopened to the public. This information can be found on either the Plan Your Visit page or the home page of this website, as well as the park's 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.
Welcome to Gateway National Recreation Area!
There are a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities available at the park, such as history tours, living history demonstrations, hiking, birding, kayaking, camping, swimming, and biking. With any of these activities, planning is critical. Explore these pages to discover the essential things you need to know before you leave home. If you have a question about the park or its resources or planning a visit, we hope our website will provide you with the necessary information. We thank you for your interest and look forward to seeing you at the park.
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