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Gateway National Recreation Area

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This 26,000-acre park, on New York's harbor, has outdoor and indoor diversions.
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Floyd Bennett Field, Building 69, Brooklyn, NY
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+1 718-338-3338
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Reviewed 4 days ago

They have turned the old Floyd Bennett Field into a multi-use facility. There are still the old hangars and strips. However, now you can actually camp here, swim and play a variety of sports.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tent campsite here are gloriously wooded, filled with honeysuckle and wild hares and surrounded by runways and old hangars, bathrooms are well kept, a short distance from these sites, water source is just on the fringe of the campground. The campground has kayaking in...More

Thank Tricia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only part of the park we visited was Dead Horse Bay. After reading about this quirky place we had to check it out. A short walk down a rough trail from the parking lot we encountered a wide open beach just covered in glass....More

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 28 January 2018

You can fish here,play,cricket,soccer,baseball, football,race model cars . No model airplanes or drones here. NYCPD helicopter squadron or driving school is here. Many area's are off limits but otherwise a good time can be had when they have their festivals.

Thank frank g
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I wish I could say that this is the weirdest place I have ever camped but it is certainly one of the more interesting. "Camp store"/Registration closes at 1600 and there is no fee box or camp host to register with after hours like they...More

1  Thank Gill F
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I had reservations at the Amelia Earhart Loop. I arrived after 6:00 PM and could not find where to check in, let alone find my camping spot. After driving on old rutted and scarey tarmacs (because some folks use these grounds as there private place...More

3  Thank Jody H
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We stayed 4 of the 5 nights we had booked. The site is an old air field (historic and very unique.) The RV spots are on the tarmac with some grassy area. Tent sites are walk-ins and nice. The new restrooms and showers are great!...More

2  Thank woofka
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Easy passport stamp - in fact, there's one for the Ryan Visitor Center, one for Camp Gateway, a bonus biplane stamp, and supposedly one for Breezy Point, although I got handed one for Riis Park. Everything else is meh. The Discovery Room had someone napping...More

2  Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The Gateway NRA is a compilation of a number of smaller sites--one in Jamaica Bay, one in Staten Island, and one in Sandy Hook, NJ. Each site offers its own unique charm. The sites aren't necessarily top on our list of NPS units, but each...More

2  Thank RunrDave
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Aviation history at its best. Being part of the National Park Service (NPS) keeps this area open. The museum is small but informative and the rangers are very helpful. You can also get your NPS passport stamped here. Across the street at the marina is...More

1  Thank Phyllis K
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Response from Gill F | Reviewed this property |
I camped there for a week and didn't have any issues. Although part of it was during the Tropical Storm that blew through so that may have kept some of the unsavory types away. It is kind of isolated and desolate at most... More
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Michael I
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Response from PaulHobso | Reviewed this property |
I think if you go to the Camp Office (by the big aircraft hanger) at the campsite they should be able to help you. They are there 9-5 and I think until 8p.m. Fri & Sat.
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