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
Know Before You Go

Plan ahead for your visit.

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Become a Gateway Lifeguard

Become a Gateway Lifeguard! Lifeguard announcements are open now through July.

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2024 Permits

The spring 2024 permits sale season has ended. Archery, boat launch, and 4x4 permits are sold out.

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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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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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: July 5, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


718 354-4606

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