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 January 17, 2018.
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

American Oystercatcher on shore against the backdrop of NYC skyline.
American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliates).

Linocut illustration by Sarah Nicholls from her pamphlet, Flyway.

Book Arts Exhibit by Sarah Nicholls

Brainwashing from Phone Towers: Still Life with Oysters, Bottles and Hooves; Flyway; Intertidal: A series of letterpress pamphlets telling the story of the history, ecology and community Jamaica Bay.

Exhibit Opening and Reception, January 27, 2-4 PM
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, One Cross Bay Blvd.


Book Arts is an interdisciplinary form of contemporary art that utilizes the crafts found in centuries of bookmaking, including hand-set type and hand-cut illustrations.
Exhbit runs for two months.


Last updated: January 16, 2018

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210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

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