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Permits 2022

Fishing Access Permits (parkwide), Archery Permits (Floyd Bennett Field), and Boat Launch Permits (Great Kills Park) were available for sale on Recreration.gov from 3/1/22 through 4/30/22. The purchase period has ended for the season.

General Instructions for Recreation.gov:

Create an account on Recreation.gov.

Enter “Gateway National Recreation Area” in the search option.

Select the permit you wish to purchase.

Review the permit information and requirements in the Need to Know section.

Purchase the permit.

Bring the printed or digital receipt of purchase to receive the Vehicle Decal at the designated locations, dates, and times listed.

Fishing Access Permit (Parkwide):

-The Fishing Access Permit provides after-hours and parking access for fishing at designated locations in the Jamaica Bay Unit, Sandy Hook Unit, and Staten Island Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area.

-Fishing Access Permit Vehicle Decals are non-transferable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.

-Please remember that you must be actively fishing while using the Fishing Access Permit. The permits are not Beach Parking passes or for other recreational uses.

How do I purchase the Fishing Access Permit?

Fishing Access Permits are available for purchase ONLINE ONLY through Recreation.gov.

In person payment will not be accepted.

When are the permits available for purchase?

The permits are available for purchase on Recreation.gov from 3/1/22 through 4/30/22.

Please note: The period for purchasing permits has now ended.

When is the 2022 Fishing Access Permit valid?

The 2022 Fishing Access Permit is valid from time of purchase through 2/28/23.

How do I receive the Fishing Access Vehicle Decal?

Bring your printed or digital Recreation.gov receipt to the following locations during the dates and times listed.

Vehicle Decal Pickup - Jamaica Bay Unit, Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field:

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31

April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21 ,22, 23, 28, 29, 30

May 5, 6, 7

Vehicle Decal Pickup - Staten Island Unit, Ranger Station, Miller Field:

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31

April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21 ,22, 23, 28, 29, 30

May 5, 6, 7

Vehicle Decal Pickup - Sandy Hook Unit, Park Entrance Building:

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31

April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21 ,22, 23, 28, 29, 30

May 5, 6, 7

Where and when is the Fishing Access Permit required?

Sandy Hook Unit Fishing Access Permit - Locations for Parking and After-hours Access

Required 8pm to 6am, Year-round:

-Parking lots: B, C, D, E, F, G, I, J, K, M, and Bayside lots B, C, and L, and Guardian Park lot

Staten Island Unit Fishing Access Permit - Locations for Parking and After-hours Access

Required all times:

-Crooke’s Point; Harbor Rd, Great Kills Park

Required 9pm to 6am, Year-round:

-Hangar 38 gravel parking lot, Miller Field

-Hudson Rd and N. Carolina Rd, Fort Wadsworth

-Beach Center Parking lot, Great Kills Park

Jamaica Bay Unit Fishing Access Permit - Locations for Parking and After-hours Access

Required all times:

-222nd Street Fishing Parking Lot, Breezy Point

-193rd Street Fishing Parking Lot, Fort Tilden

-Rockaway Point Yacht Club Road

-Riis Landing Parking Lot, Fort Tilden

-Aviation Road Parking Lot, Floyd Bennett Field

Required 9pm to 6am, Year-round:

-Raptor Point; Hangar B Apron, Floyd Bennett Field

-Bay 3 East Parking lot, Jacob Riis Park (May 15-Sept 15: No Fishing Access parking 6am-9pm)

Required 9pm to 6am, Year-round and No Parking 6am-9pm 3/15-9/15:

-169th and Davis Rd parking area, Fort Tilden

Required 9pm to 6am, 9/16-3/14:

-Shore Rd East, Fort Tilden (closed to all vehicular access from 3/15-9/15)

Questions about the Fishing Access Permit?

Gateway National Recreation Area Public Affairs: (718) 815-3650

Sandy Hook Unit: (732) 872-5916 or (732) 872-5862

Jamaica Bay Unit: (718) 758-3675

Staten Island Unit: (718) 354-7122 or (718) 351-6970

Off-Road Vehicle Permits, Breezy Point, Jamaica Bay Unit

On March 1, 2022, the Off-Road Vehicle Permits go on-sale ONLINE ONLY through Recreation.gov.

Please note: Recreation.gov will not accept applications prior to March 1.
2022 Off-Road Vehicle Permits are sold out.

Step 1: Purchase Permit and Schedule Vehicle Inspection Appointment on Recreation.gov

-On March 1, 2022, purchase the Off-Road Vehicle permit and schedule your vehicle inspection appointment ONLINE ONLY through Recreation.gov.

Step 2: On-site Vehicle Inspection Appointments

-Vehicle Inspection Appointments are by appointment only and must be made only through Recreation.gov.

-Park staff will be available to inspect your vehicle and issue your permit within your scheduled appointment time.

-After your vehicle passes the inspection, the Off-Road Vehicle decal will be provided.

Off-Road Vehicle Inspection Appointments - Location, Dates, and Times:

Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field (parking lot west/rear of building), Jamaica Bay Unit

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

March 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16

Off-Road Vehicle Inspection Appointment Requirements:

The following items are required to be in your vehicle during the inspection:

7-foot (minimum) fishing pole; reel and tackle; shovel; tow chain or rope; jack; jack support board; tire pressure gauge; appropriate spare tire; trash container; portable toilet.

Off-Road Vehicle Permit Use Requirements:

-Payment must be made on-line through Recreation.gov when you purchase the Off-Road Vehicle Permit.

-On-site Vehicle Inspection will occur at the Ryan Visitor Center parking lot by appointment only at the dates and times listed. Appointments are made only through Recreation.gov.

-The vehicle that you will use to access the sand road, sand lot, and beach, must be the same vehicle that you drive to your inspection appointment and you must have a valid registration for that vehicle available at the time of inspection.

-Bring the required items in the trunk of your vehicle to pass the inspection.

-Payment will not be accepted during the On-Site Vehicle Inspection Appointment.

-2021 Off-Road Vehicle Permits are valid only through March 30, 2022.

-April 1 is the effective start date for 2022 Off-Road Vehicle Permits.

-Off-Road Vehicle Permits are for Fishing Access Only.

-Breezy Point Tip access is prohibited from March 15 through September 15.

-All vehicles must park at the Sand Lot from March 15th through September 15th.

Questions about the Off-Road Vehicle Permit, Breezy Point, Jamaica Bay Unit?

Gateway National Recreation Area, Public Affairs: (718) 354-3650

Jamaica Bay Unit: (718) 758-3675

Boat Launch Parking Lot Permit, Great Kills Park, Staten Island Unit

The Boat Launch Parking Permit is required to park in the designated Boat Launch Parking Lot at Great Kills Park, Staten Island Unit.

How do I purchase the Boat Launch Parking Permit?

The Boat Launch Parking Permit are available for purchase ONLINE ONLY through Recreation.gov.
Please note: The period for purchasing permits has now ended.

When are the Boat Launch Parking Permits available for purchase?

The Boat Launch Parking Permits is available for purchase on Recreation.gov 3/1/22 through 4/30/22.
Please note: The period for purchasing permits has now ended.

When is the Boat Launch Parking Permit valid?

The Boat Launch opens on 4/1/22 and closes on 12/1/22.

The Boat Launch Parking Permit is valid for the entire Boat Launch season from 4/1/22 through 12/1/22.

How do I receive the Boat Launch Parking Permit Vehicle Decal?

Bring your printed or digital Recreation.gov receipt to the following location at the dates and times listed.

Ranger Station, Miller Field, Staten Island Unit

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31

April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21 ,22, 23, 28, 29, 30

May 5, 6, 7

Boat Launch Parking Lot Regulations:

-A boat trailer must be attached to your vehicle within the Boat Launch Parking Lot.

-Boat Launch parking is limited to 24 hours per visit.

-Commercial activity is prohibited.

-Personal watercraft, such as jet-skis, kayaks, canoes, or any other personal watercraft are prohibited at the Boat Launch Parking Lot at Great Kills Park.

Archery Range Permit, Floyd Bennett Field, Jamaica Bay Unit

On March 1, 2022, the Archery Permits go on-sale ONLINE ONLY through Recreation.gov.

The Archery Permit is required to use the Archery Field at Floyd Bennett Field.

How do I purchase the Archery Range Permit at Floyd Bennett Field?

The Archery Permit is available for purchase ONLINE ONLY through Recreation.gov.
Please note: The period for purchasing permits has now ended.

When is the Archery Range Permit available for purchase?

The Archery Permit is available for purchase on Recreation.gov from 3/1/22 through 4/30/22.
Please note: The period for purchasing permits has now ended.

When is the Archery Range Permit valid?

The Archery Range is open for the 2022 Season from 2/1/22 through 12/1/22.

The Archery Range Permit is valid from time of purchase through 12/1/22.

Please note: The existing 2021 Archery Field permit grace period is through March 31, 2022.

How do I receive the Archery Range Permit Identification Tag?

Bring your printed or digital Recreation.gov receipt to the following location at the dates and times listed below.

Archery Range Identification Tag Pickup - Jamaica Bay Unit, Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field:

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31

April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21 ,22, 23, 28, 29, 30

May 5, 6, 7

Archery Range, Floyd Bennett Field:

-Parking is located adjacent to the Archery Range. Parking is permitted on paved surfaces only.

-The Archery Field is limited to individuals 18 years and older.

-For the complete list of Archery Range, Floyd Bennett Field, regulations please visit our archery page.

Questions about the Archery Range Permit, Floyd Bennett Field?

Gateway National Recreation Area Public Affairs: (718) 815-3650.

Jamaica Bay Unit: (718) 758-3675.

Last updated: May 4, 2022

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