Outdoor Activities

Every season is time to get outside

All year long, Gateway's three units offer a wide variety of outdoor recreation activities. Check out our calendar of events or follow us on Facebook to find out what's coming up.

Camp Tamarack at Floyd Bennett Field.  Doesn't look like Brooklyn, but it is!


Camping is available in all three units of Gateway - Jamaica Bay, Sandy Hook and Staten Island. The campground at Floyd Bennett Field includes six sites for recreations vehicles. Camping reservations should be made online at www.recreation.gov. Please note that the campground in Staten Island is currently closed, and is expected to open for the 2018 season on June 22.
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Kayaking in Jamaica Bay. Children who kayak must wear life jackets sized correctly for them.


Kayaking programs are available at the Jamaica Bay unit between Memorial Day and Labor Day. There are also canoeing programs avalaible at Sandy Hook.

The Jamaica Bay Walk Up & Paddle programs are available every Saturday and Sunday at the Seaplane Ramp at Floyd Bennett Field at 9:30, every Saturday at Canarsie Pier at 1 pm and every Sunday at Riis Landing at 1 pm through Labor Day.

The Canoe Cruise at Sandy Hook is offered every Wednesday and Friday between June 26 and August 28 at 9:15 a.m. This program does require a reservation. Please visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777 to make a reservation.

Last updated: July 3, 2019

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