Gateway National Recreation Area

Superintendent Name: 
Lisa Eckert; Barrett Sullivan

Gateway National Recreation abounds with recreational and learning opportunities, ranging from swimming, boating and fishing to team sports, bicycling and nature study. Travel to days of old when you visit the nation’s oldest operating lighthouse, forts that defended America, and sites that trace aviation’s early days. A wildlife refuge, holly forest, ocean dunes and coastal uplands in one, Gateway is a park that you don’t want to miss!

Park Acreage: 
26607
Visitor Count: 
8456456
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Sandy Hook Lighthouse; Keepers Quarters; Jamaica Bay Institute
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
New York City, NY
Gateway Communities: 
New York City, NY; Jersey City, NJ
Nearby Airports: 
LaGuardia Airport (LGA); John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)