Camping at Sandy Hook, New Jersey

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Public Camping at Sandy Hook
Contact Number: 347-630-1124

20 tent campsites are available to visitors inland of the Horseshoe Cove section of Sandy Hook in Highlands, New Jersey during the summer months.

Camping reservations can be made online at www.recreation.gov.

Rates:

$30.00 per night

$210.00 per week (7 nights)

$15.00 per night with the Senior or Access Pass

$105.00 per week (7 nights) with the Senior or Access Pass

Rates do not include beach parking and Beach Parking Passes must be purchased separetely upon entering the park.

Length of Stay: Visitors can only camp for 14 days or less.

Size limits: Up to six people may camp at a single site. Larger families and groups will need to reserve multiple camp sites. Only two tents or one tent and one screen shelter are permitted per site.

What to bring: You must bring your own tent and sleeping bags. You should also bring food, matches, sunscreen, toiletries, insect repellant and a bucket.

What is prohibited: Alcohol and pets are prohibited in the campground.

Amenities: Camp sites are primitive. Each has a picnic table, a grill and a fire ring. (See Campground Rules and Regulations for pointers on fire safety.) Restrooms are nearby. Water faucets are nearby.

Showers: None.

Access to Public Transportation: The Seastreak Ferry from Manhattan to Sandy Hook is available during peak months. Buses will bring campers to the campground.

Check-in/Check-out: During the open camping season check-in time is 12:00 pm and check-out time is 10:00 am at the Campground Kiosk located within the campground.

After hours access: Campers arriving after 7:30 should obtain the overnight parking pass and site pass at the Entrance Station located at the front of the park at 9:00 pm or later. The park closes at 9:00 pm. All vehicles parked without hang-tags after the park closes are subject to ticketing.

Quiet Hours: 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

 

Camping Rules and Regulations

  • Resale, auction, or transfer of campsite reservations is prohibited.
  • Leaving property unattended for more than 24 hours is prohibited.
  • Do not leave trash unattended. all trash must be removed from the campsite and placed in the dumpster.
  • Food must be stored properly away from wildlife. Food cannot be unattended. Do not store food in tents.
  • No day use is permitted.
  • Reservations at this facility require an adult (18 or older) be present onsite.
  • Fires are only permitted within the campfire ring.
  • Fires must always be attended and put out completely with water when not attended.
  • Firewood must be purchased at check-in. Collecting firewood in the park is not permitted. No outside wood is permitted.
  • Please see Gateway's Compendium for a complete list of park regulations. A copy is located at the camping office.

Last updated: July 15, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

Phone:

(718) 354-4606

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