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

Plan Ahead For Your Visit

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

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Fishing/Parking Permits in 2021

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway

Frequently Asked Questions

Driving directions, operating hours, and so much more.

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Leave No Trace

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

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Park Fun At Home

You don't have to leave home to have fun at Gateway.

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 16, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

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