Camp Gateway – Staten Island

Camp Gateway – Staten Island

The Camp Gateway – Staten Island location is in Staten Island, New York
10305. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Camp Gateway – Staten Island facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

220 New York Avenue- Camp Office
Fort Wadsworth
Staten Island
New York

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Campground information Staten Island, New York


This campground boasts a spectacular view of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, the longest vehicle suspension span in the United States. When it opened in 1964, it was the longest span in the world for 17 years. It connects Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn and Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island.

Not far from the campground is an overlook area which features a vantage point to view the Statue of Liberty NM, the Manhattan Skyline and various forts and batteries in the New York Harbor region. Fortification tours are available on site. Connecting to the bike path, near the campground, is a NYC Parks and Recreation boardwalk where bike rentals and food concessions are available offsite.


Surf fishing at the beach is available for campers with a fishing license (see DEC for details). In addition, campers can attend a ranger-led tour of the historic structures. In the summer months, campers may enjoy walking/sunbathing (no Lifeguard on duty) on the beach at Fort Wadsworth. Swimming where lifeguards are on duty, is available at Gateway NRA- Great Kills Beach or NYC Parks and Recreation beaches. Bird watching, kayaking, biking and playground areas are all located within the Staten Island Unit of Gateway (Fort Wadsworth, Miller Field and Great Kills Park sites).


Campground accommodates tent camping only. There is no day use (overnight camping only) allowed and no electrical outlets at the campground. 

Seasonal bathrooms are available. 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). Board the ferry to New York City, in Lower Manhattan (25 minute boat ride). From there, various types of public transportation are available (e.g. bike rentals, taxis, subways). 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  

Natural Features

Thousands of years ago, glacial activity created a morainal hilltop, that is Fort Wadsworth Overlook. Located at the Narrows in New York Harbor, visitors can look out at the hills of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn and eastern Staten Island. Part of Gateway National Recreation Area, Staten Island Unit, has various topographic features, such as hills, fields, maritime forest and dunes, as well as beaches.

Nearby Attractions

Alice Austin House, Snug Harbor, Staten Island Zoo, and Staten Island Museum are all within a 10 mile or less radius.

Charges & Cancellations

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Frequently Asked Questions About 220 New York Avenue- Camp Office Staten Island, NY

How do I make a reservation with Camp Gateway – Staten Island?

To make reservations at Camp Gateway – Staten Island, you can call the office at 718-354-4655.

Where is Camp Gateway – Staten Island located?

The Camp Gateway – Staten Island is located at 220 New York Avenue- Camp Office Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Camp Gateway – Staten Island have tent or RV camping?

Camp Gateway – Staten Island offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 718-354-4655 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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