Parts of Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook set to open this weekend

Parts of Gateway National Recreation Area, which includes Sandy Hook, is set to open Saturday following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health officials.

News 12 Staff

May 4, 2020, 10:49 AM

Updated 1,439 days ago

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Parts of Gateway National Recreation Area, which includes Sandy Hook, is set to open Saturday following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health officials.
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Beginning May 9, Gateway National Recreation Area will reopen access to the Sandy Hook Unit with certain restrictions in place. The following sites will be open for passive recreation daily from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.:
Parking lots B, C, D, E, and G will be open at 50% capacity
Most trails including the Multi Use Path
Both ocean and bay-side beaches will be accessible for passive recreation (beaches will not be lifeguarded)
2019 Fishing Permits will be honored for access.
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Passive recreation includes activities such as running, hiking, fishing, and kayaking. Prohibited activities include swimming, picnicking, group gatherings and activities.
Facilities that will remain closed include Sandy Hook Campground, Sandy Hook Lighthouse and Visitor Center, History House, Fort Hancock Museum, Guardian Park Picnic Area, Parking Lot A, North Beach / K Lot, and all gun batteries and fortifications.
Permanent restroom facilities will remain closed; but portable units will be available for public use. Garbage services will be limited.
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