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Camp Gateway

There's no other campground in the world where a family can sleep under the stars, tour the Statue of Liberty, watch a Broadway musical and kayak in one of the world's premier bird migration sanctuaries-all in one trip. Camp Gateway provides a tranquil outdoor experience right outside the nation's most lively and iconic metropolis- New York City. Located in Floyd Bennet Field in Brooklyn, New York, the campground offers an outdoor escape for hiking, biking, birding and historic tours of airports and forts. In summer, first-time campers can sample a weekend of s'mores and pitching tents with a ranger-led introductory camping program.

Directions: Passenger vehicles: Take the Belt Parkway to exit 11S, Flatbush Avenue South. Proceed approximately one mile south to the main entrance of Floyd Bennett Field on the left (the last traffic light before the Gil Hodges Memorial Toll Bridge.) Make a LEFT turn at the light. Follow directions below. RV Campers/Commerical vehicles: From Eastern Long Island (North Shore): Take I-495 West (Long Island Expressway) to I-278 West (Brooklyn Queens Expressway). Exit at Tillary Street. Make left at second traffic light onto Flatbush Avenue South. Stay on Flatbush Avenue until just before the Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. Make left at last traffic light before bridge. Follow directions bellow. From Central New Jersey: Take I-95 to Exit 13 (Goethels Bridge - toll). Cross bridge to I-278 East. Exit at Fort Hamilton Parkway. Take 65th Street to the end. Make left onto Avenue P. Make right onto Flatbush Avenue. Stay on Flatbush Avenue until just before the Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. Make left at last traffic light before bridge. Follow directions below. Public Transportation: Take the Q35 bus to the main entrance. After turning into Floyd Bennett Field, make first left, then make next right turn. Campground entrance is 1 mile ahead on the left.

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