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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 StreetYes
Launch / LandStorageAvailable ParkingMore Info
BothNo Storage availableFull Location Details
NameLocationHoursBelongs to Parks
Sebago Canoe Club (Paerdegat Basin)Paerdegat Avenue NorthYes
Launch / LandStorageAvailable ParkingMore Info
BothPublic Storage 10 kayaks, 10 canoesFull Location Details
NameLocationHoursBelongs to Parks
BayswaterBeach 35 St & Norton AvePark Closes at 9:00PMYes
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

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ParkRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Piping plovers are back at Rockaway Beach to nest through summer! It is important to share the beach with these NYS endangered shorebirds. To help keep the piping plovers and their nesting areas safe, the beach and shoreline from Beach 36th Street to Beach 57th Street is closed to the public.

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