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

What's different about visiting in 2021?

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway

Frequently Asked Questions

Driving directions, operating hours, and so much more.

Ranger Erin leading a class

Park Fun At Home

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

Egret and Reflection in water

A Year of Birding

Mike Elfassy's exhibit of bird photographs illustrates his new-found love of birding.

Sandy Hook Lighthouse at dawn

RFB Sandy Hook Bike Rental Services

Gateway is requesting bids for bike rental services at the Sandy Hook Unit. Bids are due April 19 by 1 p.m.

Fort Hancock's Officer Row

Live or Work at Fort Hancock

The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting proposals to lease multiple historic buildings in Sandy Hook.

Last updated: March 19, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

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