Directions to Camp Rockaway
Camp Rockaway is located within Fort Tilden, on the west end of the Rockaway peninsula. Rockaway is located in the borough of Queens. Parking is located behind the Rockaway Theater Company (See Google Map). THE CAMPGROUND ITSELF IS LOCATED IN THE FAR LEFT CORNER OF THE ATHLETIC FIELD BEHIND THE ROCKAWAY THEATER COMPANY.
Depending on where you’re coming from, there are a number of ways to get to Camp Rockaway:
From the west: Take the Gil Hodges (Marine Parkway) Bridge, follow signs for Fort Tilden. Use the right lane to take the ramp to Breezy Point/Fort Tilden. Merge onto Rockaway Point Blvd/State Rd. Take a left (between the two brick pillars marked with the Department of the Interior sign) onto Heinzelman Rd, then take a right on Murray Rd and an immediate left before the Rockaway Theater Company building. Parking is located at the far end of the parking lot. Please remember to put your parking pass on the dashboard of your car after you check in.
From the east: From Cross Bay Boulevard, take the Cross Bay Bridge and take the exit toward Riis Park. Merge onto Beach Channel Dr. After approximately 3 miles, use the right lane to take the ramp to Breezy Point / Fort Tilden. Continue onto Rockaway Point Blvd/State Rd. Take a left onto Heinzelman Rd, then take a right on Murray Rd and an immediate left before the Rockaway Theater Company building. Parking is located at the far end of the parking lot. Please remember to put your parking pass on the dashboard of your car after you check in.
The Q35, Q22 both stop at Beach 169th St / Rockaway Point Boulevard. The stop is located approximately 1/3 mile (6 minute walk) from the campground. Walk south towards the firehouse and take your second right onto Murray Road. Continue straight to the chapel and take a left onto the athletic fields. THE CAMPGROUND ITSELF IS LOCATED IN THE FAR LEFT CORNER OF THE ATHLETIC FIELD, JUST TO THE LEFT OF THE WHITE UPRIGHTS.
The closest subway station is Rockaway Park Station - Beach 116 Street. The A and the S (Shuttle) trains stop at this location. From here you can transfer to the Q22 or the Q35 buses to Beach 169th St / Rockaway Point Boulevard.
The NYC Ferry departs from Wall Street / Pier 11 (Gouverneur Lane at South Street, F.D.R. Drive Manhattan, NY 10005), and from Sunset Park (140 58th St Brooklyn, NY 11220).
The Rockaway ferry landing is located at Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive and connects to the Q22 bus - take the bus west to the Beach 169th St / Rockaway Point Boulevard stop. A free shuttle connects to Jacob Riis Park Road / Bath House - the campground is a 10 minute walk from the shuttle stop. You can find the shuttle schedule here. There is an A and S train connection between Beach 105th Street and Rockaway Freeway.
Long Island Railroad trains from Penn Station, Atlantic Terminal (Brooklyn) and Jamaica all service Far Rockaway. Please note that Far Rockaway is approximately 10 miles from Fort Tilden. A combination of subway and bus may be necessary if you’re planning to take mass transit from the train station.
Bicycle enthusiasts will find a mix of designated bike lanes and shared lanes to and from Camp Rockaway. Biking within Fort Tilden and the throughout the peninsula is a fun way to explore the beach, Jamaica Bay and everything in between.
Cabs and ridesharing:
Uber, Lyft, Juno and local car services are available throughout the peninsula.