Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Brooklyn, New York 11223

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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"Enjoy the national park system’s only national
wildlife refuge, and check out hundreds of
species of birds, right in the heart of New
York City."

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Trail Information

Brooklyn
Nearby City
3-5-10.5 nautical mi
Distance
If the wind is calm, beginners can enjoy paddling the pro- tected waters of the bay. As with most coastal destinations, if the wind picks up, so can the waves. Be sure to assess the water conditions before you head out to make sure your skill level matches the conditions.
Hazards/Cautions
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (nyharborparks.org/visit/jaba.html; 718-318-4340). Gateway National Recreation Area (nps.gov/gate/index.htm; 718-354-4606). Floyd Bennett Field (nyharborparks.org/visit/fl;be.html; 718-338-3799). New York City Water Trail Association (nycwatertrail.org). Sebago Canoe Club (sebagocanoeclub.org; 718-241-3683).
Local Contacts
NOAA Electronic Chart US5NY50M / Paper Chart #12350
Local Maps