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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.