Plan Your Visit

Theodore Roosevelt and Family on a hike
Theodore & Edith Roosevelt with Ted Jr., & Kermit, hiking at Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, c. 1908.

Sagamore Hill NHS collection.  Photo used with permission.

NPS Centennial Goal
Second Century Stewardship

Connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.

Theodore Roosevelt demonstrated his interest in nature as a youth with his first publication, Summer Birds of the Adirondacks, 1877, when he was 12. Thus began his obsession with wildlife, one of Roosevelt's driving forces leading him to his eventual preservation accomplishments. Today we see TR's journey from a young boy with a fascination for wildlife to a president who began the conservation movement and is today an exemplar of stewardship.

"It is an incalculable added pleasure to anyone's sum of happiness if he or she grows to know, even slightly or imperfectly, how to read the wonderbook of nature."--Theodore Roosevelt

Winter Program Guides

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Jamaica Bay Winter Guide

Cancellation: We regret that we must cancel the Sunday February 19, Harp Petting Zoo program scheduled for JBWR, due to a hand injury of the principal performer.

Sandy Hook Winter Guide

Staten Island Winter Guide

Cancellation: We regret that we must cancel the School Break Winter Waterfowl Contest and Art Contest on both February 21 and 22 at Staten Island Unit Great Kills Park. A new date will be forthcoming: 718 354-4655.


Visitor Center Hours

Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field--Open Wednesday-- Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge--Open Wednesday-- Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM.

Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center--Open Friday--Sunday, 12 PM to 4 PM.

Fort Wadsworth Camp Office-- Open Sunday-Thursday, Noon - 4:00 PM (permits not available).

Great Kills Ranger Station-- Wednesday through Sunday 9 AM - 2:00 PM (permits available).

Miller Field Ranger Station - Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 PM (permits available)

Sandy Hook Lighthouse Keepers Quarters/Visitor Center--Open seven days/week 10 AM - 4 PM.

Waterscapes: Photographs by Rosalie Frost
an exhibit at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Summer vegetation surrounding a small pond in the dunes at Fort Tilden.
Exhibit Opening and Reception
Saturday, February 11, 2-4 PM

Water is the most significant element in Jamaica Bay, creating a special mood and sense of place captured beautifully in these photographs.
Exhibit Runs for two months
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
One Cross Bay Boulevard
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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606
US Park Police- 24 hour dispatch for Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island 718-338-3988 Sandy Hook Law Enforcement - 24 hour dispatch for Sandy Hook, NJ 732-872-5900

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