Gateway National Recreation Area:  Many Places, One Park

Spanning 27,000 acres from Sandy Hook in New Jersey to Breezy Point in New York City, the park is both the gateway from the ocean into New York Harbor, and the gateway to the National Park Service for millions of visitors every year. Gateway offers green spaces and beaches alongside historic structures and cultural landscapes. Every day, Gateway is open for you to explore, envision, and enjoy!

What to know before you visit Gateway in 2021

Know Before You Go

Learn more about how COVID-19 will affect your visit to Gateway.

Sunrise over the water

Plan Your Visit

Gateway is open all year-round. Plan your visit to enjoy each season.

Kayakers in red and orange kayaks

Things to Do

Explore all the different things to do at the park.

Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway

Frequently Asked Questions

Driving directions, operating hours, and so much more.

View of trees with red leaves and a shoreline from a bridge

Learn About the Park

Learn about the historic sites of Gateway and the animals that you may encounter when you visit.

Path leading down to ocean surrounded by trees

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved at Gateway.

Man fishing on the beach

Fishing/Parking Permits in 2021

Learn more about how COVID-19 will affect obtaining fishing/parking permits at Gateway.

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Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace is an exhibit of photographs of Sandy Hook by Antony Costa

Fort Hancock's Officer Row

Fort Hancock Leasing Program

The National Park Service uses leasing to help preserve areas of historical significance, including Sandy Hook’s Fort Hancock.

Last updated: September 21, 2021

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Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island , NY 10305


718 354-4606

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