Directions to Jamaica Bay

The Jamaica Bay Unit is composed of 10 unique areas. Select an area below for directions. **If you're driving an RV, beware! Only passenger vehicles are allowed on parkways (NO RV’s on parkways - they are permitted on expressways).
For all Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) services, dial 511, the New York State transit and traffic line.
-Visitors with hearing loss: use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 service relay to reach 511.
-Out-of-region and international callers, please call 877-690-5116.


Directions for the Jamaica Bay Areas

  • Fishing rods and light posts at Canarsie pier
    Canarsie Pier

    Brooklyn's Canarsie Pier has been a popular fishing spot for more than 300 years

  • Ryan Visitor Center at Gateway's Floyd Bennett Field
    Floyd Bennett Field

    Floyd Bennett Field was NYC's first municipal airport. Today this area includes over 1,300 acres of grassland and the Ryan Visitor Center.

  • Entrance to Jamaica Bay's Fort Tilden
    Fort Tilden

    Fort Tilden is a former military site with hiking trails, athletic fields, and much more.

  • Frank Charles Park in Howard Beach, Queens
    Frank Charles Park

    Frank Charles Park is located in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens.

  • Hamilton Beach Park
    Hamilton Beach Park

    Hamilton Beach Park provides both open space and outdoor recreation opportunities.

  • Wise Clock at Jacob Riis Park at night
    Jacob Riis Park

    Jacob Riis Park is one of the three swimming beaches at Gateway National Recreation Area.

  • Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
    Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

    The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge includes over 12,600 acres. More than 300 different bird species have been spotted here.

  • Education Program at North Channel Bridge
    North Channel Bridge

    North Channel Bridge is not only a popular fishing spot, but also a spot for educational programs with NPS rangers.

  • View of beach and shoreline at Plumb Beach with bridge in the background
    Plumb Beach

    Plumb Beach is a popular destination for windsurfing and kiteboarding. There is also a kayak launch here.

  • walking path at Spring Creek Park
    Spring Creek

    Spring Creek is a 237 acre site of undeveloped upland forest, wetland and marsh in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens.

Last updated: March 16, 2022

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