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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway

Frequently Asked Questions

Driving directions, operating hours, and so much more.

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Plan Your Visit

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

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2022 Permits

2022 permits for Fishing Access, Off-Road Vehicle, Archery, Boat Launch Parking available online only through 4/30/22.

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East and West Pond Stewardship Plan

NPS is seeking early engagement from visitors and stakeholders on issues to be addressed or evaluated in this plan.

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Things to Do

Explore all the different things to do at the park.

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Learn About the Park

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

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Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved at Gateway.

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Sandy Hook Chapel Rental

The Sandy Hook Chapel is available to lease for weddings, meetings, and other events.

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RFP for camping opportunities

Gateway has a RFP for camping opportunities at Floyd Bennett Field and Fort Wadsworth. Proposals are due by May 13 at 1 pm.

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: May 16, 2022

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210 New York Avenue
Staten Island , NY 10305

Phone:

718 354-4606

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