Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

 Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

NameLocationHoursBelongs to Parks
Salt Marsh Nature Center (Gerritsen Inlet)Avenue U between Burnett Street & East 33 StreetSunrise to Sunset (April 1 to December 1)Yes
Launch / LandStorageAvailable ParkingMore Info
BothNo Storage availableFull Location Details
NameLocationHoursBelongs to Parks
Sebago Canoe Club (Paerdegat Basin)Paerdegat Avenue NorthSunrise to Sunset (April 1 to December 1)Yes
Launch / LandStorageAvailable ParkingMore Info
BothPublic Storage 10 kayaks, 10 canoesFull Location Details
NameLocationHoursBelongs to Parks
BayswaterBeach 35 St & Norton AveSunrise to Sunset (April 1 to December 1)Yes
Launch / LandStorageAvailable ParkingMore Info
Launch & LandingFull Location Details
NameLocationHoursBelongs to Parks
IdlewildCraft Avenue & Huxley Street9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday to FridayNo
Launch / LandStorageAvailable ParkingMore Info
Land and LaunchFull Location Details

Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Beach access is currently closed from Beach 38 Street to Beach 57 Street to protect the sensitive nesting areas of threatened and endangered shorebirds. Beach access in these areas will open again in late August. To learn more, please visit our Rockaway Beach Endangered Species Nesting Area page.

ParkPaerdegat Basin Park

Ecology Park hours are 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Fridays-Sundays, through September 5.

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