Plan Your Visit

Landscape winter scene of Jamaica Bay looking towards the Rockaways.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge with osprey nest in snow, looking towards the Rockaways.

Photo: Jerin Arifal, 2014.  Used with permission.

Winter is on the way... the days grow shorter and the weather gets colder. Stay inside, or go for a bracing hike in the park?

We have indoor and outdoor activities to satisfy your whim or needs... Of course, you can always just go for a walk in the park.


Program Guides:

Jamaica Bay Winter Program Guide

Sandy Hook Winter Program Guide

Staten Island Winter Program Guide

Visitor Center Hours

Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field--
Due to construction the Ryan Visitor Center will be closed to the public until December 15, 2017.
Normal Winter Hours
Visitor Center: Open from Wednesday - Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00PM
Permit Office/Book Store: Open from Wednesday - Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Phone Number 718-338-3799

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Open Wednesday - Sunday, 9 AM to 4 PM. Phone Number 718-318-4340

Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center
Open Friday - Sunday, 12 PM - 4 PM. Phone Number 718-354-4530 x 253

Great Kills Ranger Station
Closed for the season. Wil re-open on February 2, 2018. Phone Number 718-819-7574

Miller Field Ranger Station
Open Wednesday - Sunday
10 AM - 2 PM through January 30, 2018 (permits available). Phone Number 718-351-6970
Note: Closed December 27 - 29

Sandy Hook Lighthouse Keepers Quarters/Visitor Center--
Open seven days/week 9 AM - 4 PM. Phone Number 732-872-5970



Last updated: December 8, 2017

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Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

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