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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.
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good42%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
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“jamaica bay” (4 reviews)
Floyd Bennett Field, Building 69, Brooklyn, NY
+1 718-338-3338
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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

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

1  Thank woofka
Reviewed 12 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 7 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

1  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
Reviewed 22 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

1  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.

1  Thank LAFAMILLEG11231
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

2  Thank Tessa E
Reviewed 9 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

3  Thank Kari S
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Michael I
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.
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.