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Gateway National Recreation Area

Floyd Bennett Field, Building 69, Brooklyn, NY
+1 718-338-3338
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This 26,000-acre park, on New York's harbor, has outdoor and indoor diversions.
  • Excellent12%
  • Very good43%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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Floyd Bennett Field, Building 69, Brooklyn, NY
+1 718-338-3338
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

Thank Phyllis K
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Went with my son Ho wanted to see the NYC's first airport Small museum and shop, but you have access to the original runway. The hangars are classic Art Deco. We couldn't get in that day to the buildings with some aircraft but would have...More

Thank DDRDA99
Reviewed 28 September 2016

nice place to camp out. BBq grills set up close to water for fishing bathrooms accessible and very reasonably priced.

Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

It's just great that it's possible to camp so close to Brooklyn and NYC. But! The camping does not fit normal campsite standards; the places are small, the people are very loud and there's no one controlling. The airplanes make sleeping difficult and one you...More

1  Thank Tessa E
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We are camped in a 38' motorhome right on Jamaica Bay with the bay on one side and woods on the other side. Dry camping only but clean showers and restrooms nearby as well as potable water. We came prepared to dry camp. The camp...More

2  Thank Kari S
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This park is located near Flloyd Bennet field on Flatbush avenue. The park offers numerous activities, such as mini airplane flying for the hobbiest, camping area for those in it. Fishing area, Mini car racing for hobbiest as well. Large area, they sometimes have carnivals,...More

Thank Mjasen1
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We stayed at this National Park in June 2016. Site is an ex WW2 used airfield that has been modified for an RV site; Recreation Area; NYPD helicopter base; Community Gardens and other recreational uses. The RV spaces are beside part of an old runway...More

4  Thank PaulHobso
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

we were only here for one night. it's not a great place for tent camping because of noise from air planes going in / out of nearby La Guardia airport during the day and even in the middle of the night but price is good...More

Thank Caroline_B2011
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Michael I
How can I get a registration for my car so I can fish at night
1 July 2016|
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.
Are cars allowed to be parked at the campsites???
10 November 2015|
Response from Thero_Kenman | Reviewed this property |
Half of them. If you look at the map, it is the ones in a single row, closer to the water.