About Floyd Bennett Field - Gateway National Rec Area
National Park Service
Floyd Bennett Field - Gateway National Rec Area is located in New York
7 Reviews of Floyd Bennett Field - Gateway National Rec Area
Rangers at the entrance regulate admittance thus, providing a safe environment within the confines of the base. With views from the campsite looking out to the sea, the skyline of NYC on the left & NJ on the right, it was awe inspiring and, the sunset was a real treat!!
The history housed on this base, with a hanger were full of old planes where dedicated veterans worked diligently to restore them, provided us up close inspection of multiple planes, including a mini-sized glider which we were granted personal access to get into.
The ability to view our military history was fabulous and, too, was our appreciation to those veterans for their past service.
Then, there were pictures of the pilot, Amelia Erhart, on the wall of this base as she'd taken off from this base on her infamous flight…more history and appreciation for this National Park treasure!!
And who would've thought in brooklyn of all places. Eady to book and get to.
Great time at Floyd Bennett!! So amazing to be able to find a camp site so close to NYC. Quick break before we get into the rush of things.
Great visit to this Brooklyn Campsite! The site was clean and accommodating. Great way to escape the city for a night if you can't make it upstate!
Our crew was quite at home here.
It rained on every campsite except ours.
The land loves us and we love the land. #leavenotrace
We had a great time at Floyd Bennett field! Watch out for raccoons!
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We tried this campground without knowing what was safe and where to stay for visit New York City. It is located in Brooklyn and is little removed from everything. The sites are at Floyd Bennett Field which is an old airfield. The atmosphere here is eerily cool at the same time. You basically park and camp on the asphalt by the old hangars. No hookups at all but they do have a camp store and bath house. If you are tent camping, there are some grassy sites.
The campground is located right on Jamaica Bay so there were people fishing all the time from the seawall. At night, you could hear cars doing burnouts right next to us. To get to all the action in the city, we had to take a bus and then the subway. The travel was a headache but better than trying to drive in to New York City in our RV. One way to improve here would be to have some security at night as well as access to clean water and dump station. They remained locked most of the time for some reason.
The best part of this place was the free tour of Hangar B by some guys doing restoration of old planes (HARP). They had some great stories and gave us history of the planes on display.