Gateway National Recreation Area:  Many Places, One Park

Gateway is a large diverse urban park with 27,000 acres spanning Sandy Hook in N.J. and Jamaica Bay and Staten Island in N.Y. It offers green spaces, beaches, wildlife and outdoor recreation, all alongside historic structures and cultural landscapes. It is the 4th most visited National Park Service unit with more than 9.2 million annual visitors. Gateway can be reached by car, ferry, bus or train.

What to know before you visit Gateway in 2020

What's different about visiting in 2020?

Learn more about how COVID-19 will affect your visit to Gateway.

What to know about fishing in 2020

What's different about fishing in 2020

Learn more about how COVID-19 will affect fishing at Gateway.

What to know about beaches in 2020

What to know about beaches in 2020

Learn more about how COVID-19 will affect your visit to Gateway beaches.

Frequently Asked Questions about Gateway

Frequently Asked Questions

Driving directions, operating hours, and so much more.

Ranger Erin leading a class

Park Fun At Home

You don't have to leave home to have fun at Gateway.

Terrapin Research Group on Patrol

Terrapins

This exhibit describes the work of the terrapin research group at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

Cover of Horseshoe Crab's Crown

Horseshoe Crab's Crown

This exhibit tells the story of the creation of "Horseshoe Crab's Crown", has been adapted from a show produced in 2019.

Picture of Sand Hook's fort Hancock

Live or work at historic Fort Hancock

Come live or work at Gateway's Fort Hancock. RFPs open for residential, compatible, commercial and non-profit use.

Jamaica Bay is one of Gateway's three units, and offers a range of activities.

Things To Do- Jamaica Bay

Bird watching, archery, beaches and learning about aviation pioneers are just some of the things available at Gateway's Jamaica Bay.

Sandy Hook is one of Gateway's three units - which lots of activities to choose from.

Things to Do- Sandy Hook

From beaches to the oldest continuously operating lighthouse, the Sandy Hook peninsula has year -round activities for the whole family.

From cultural to outdoor activities, it's all here in Staten Island.

Things to Do- Staten Island

From a fort beneath the Verrazzano Bridge to a summer beach, you can do it all in Staten Island.

Last updated: June 17, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305

Phone:

(718) 354-4606

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