Activities and Amenities
|Within 10 Miles|
CAMP GATEWAY - STATEN ISLAND, NY
part ofGateway National Recreation Area, National Park Service
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014 Season Dates
OverviewThis campground boasts a spectacular view of one of the longest extension bridges in the world, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Not far from the campsite is an overlook area which features a vantage point to view the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan Skyline and various forts and batteries in the New York Harbor region. Take a stroll down the boardwalk or bike ride along the beach front where there are food concessions available. There is a Staten Island Ferry that goes to New York City which is FREE of charge.
Located in Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island glacial activity from 10,000 years ago, has left a high point, which is the Overlook area. Hills, fields, Maritime Forest and Dunes, as well as beaches are within the Staten Island Unit.
Fishing off the beach is available for campers. In addition, campers can experience a ranger led tour of the historic structures. In the summer months, campers can stroll the beach at Fort Wadsworth or swim at the guarded beach at our Great Kills Park location. Bird watching, basketball, kayaking and playground areas are within the Staten Island Unit.
A public bus from in and outside Fort Wadsworth (buses stop running at 6:30 p.m. daily, check schedule) takes campers to Staten Island Ferry for a 20-minute boat ride to New York City. From there, street buses, tour buses, taxis and subways are available.
Alice Austin House, Snug Harbor and Staten Island Museum are all within a 10 mile or less radius.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Quiet hours 10:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. (No barbecuing during these hours)
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Bus: S51 from Staten Island Ferry Terminal to the park entrance on Bay Street.
Auto: Verrazano Narrows Bridge from Brooklyn: Take lower level of bridge if possible and stay to the far right. If lower level is closed, take upper level bridge and stay to your far right. After toll, take the Bay Street exit: bear right and proceed to the traffic light. At the light turn right onto Bay Street and follow to park entrance where the booth is located. Make a right into the parking lot at the Camp Gateway Ranger Station, building #220 and check in upon arrival.
Auto: Outerbridge from New Jersey: After paying the toll, follow the West Shore Expressway all the way to the Staten Island Expressway and take the right ramp toward Brooklyn/Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Take the last exit before toll plaza which is Lily Pond Avenue Exit (Exit 15). At the Lily Pond traffic light make a left (Lily Pond automatically changes to School Road) . Make a right onto Bay Street. Proceed to the entrance of the park/NPS guard booth. Make a right into the parking lot at the Camp Gateway Ranger Station, building #220 and check in upon arrival.
Auto: Goethal's Bridge from New Jersey: After paying toll, stay on the Staten Island Expressway, following the Brooklyn/Verrazano-Narrows Bridge signs. Take the last exit before toll which is Lily Pond Avenue Exit (Exit 15). At the Lily Pond traffic light make a left (Lily Pond automatically changes to School Road) . Make a right onto Bay Street. Proceed to the entrance of the park/NPS guard booth. Make a right into the parking lot at the Camp Gateway Ranger Station, building #220 and check in upon arrival.
Mailing Address:CAMP GATEWAY - STATEN ISLAND
210 New York Avenue
Staten Island NY 10305
Phone Number:Information: (718)354-4655