About Camp Gateway - Staten Island
This 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. To get to the ferry take a 25 minute city bus ride near the campground. Natural Features: 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. Recreation: 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. Facilities: Campground accommodates tent camping only. There is no day use allowed and no electrical outlets at the campground. To go to Manhattan, take the NYC Public Transportation bus to the St. George Ferry terminal, Staten Island (approx. 25 minute ride from Fort Wadsworth). Then take the ferry to New York City, in Lower Manhattan (25 minute ride). From there, various public transportation (e.g. taxis, subways) are available. Bus service running inside Fort Wadsworth stops at 7:00 p.m. daily, though there is service just outside of the park entrance. Check MTA for schedule and pricing. Nearby Attractions: Alice Austin House, Snug Harbor and Staten Island Museum are all within a 10 mile or less radius. ACTIVITIES Biking Boating: Kayaking Historic & Cultural Site: Historic Sites Interpretive Programs: Educational Programs Fishing Hiking Horseback Riding Winter Sports: Ice Skating Visitor Center: Ranger Station Day Use Area: Adirondack Shelter Other Recreation Concession Site: Concessions Hotel/lodge/resort Privately Owned: Motel
National Park Service
Camp Gateway - Staten Island is located in New York
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: Goethals 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.
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