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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Gateway National Recreation Area is a national park in Sandy Hook, NJ, and is 27,000 acres in size. The recreation area was designated in 1972. Gateway National Recreation Area lies in New Jersey, with a small portion in New York. This park can easily be accessed from nearby cities such as New York City, NY, and Middletown, NJ.

Gateway National Recreation Area consists of three separate units, namely Sandy Hook, Staten Island, and Jamaica Bay. Each unit is divided into several subunits. At 19,000 acres, Jamaica Bay is the largest parcel of land followed by the 4,688 acres Sandy Hook unit. Gateway National Recreation Area attracts nearly 10 million visitors each year, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in the USA. This recreational area features islands, wetlands, meadows, ponds, woodlands, and marshes.

Gateway National Recreation Area is home to historical sites such as Floyd Bennett Field, Sandy Hook Light House, Mont Sec House, and Fort Wadsworth Museum. On land, RVers can enjoy biking, hiking, birding, and picnicking. On the water, visitors can engage in boating, swimming, kayaking, and fishing. Located in Monmouth County, your search for an RV rental in Sandy Hook will give you an opportunity to explore this entire park has to offer.

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Getting Outdoors

Being strategically located along Atlantic Flyway, a major migratory route many bird species frequent Gateway National Recreation Area. Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and Sandy hook are popular resting places for hundreds of migratory birds. The most common species include osprey, warblers, sparrows, snowy egret, ducks, horned grebe, and piping plover.

For hikers, there are several nice trails spread across the three units. If you love history, consider hiking to the 13,000-acre Floyd Bennett Field in the Jamaican Bay unit. If you prefer wildlife watching, consider hiking to the North Forty Natural Area. Here you can spot animals such as red foxes, bats, seals, and muskrats. Other popular nature trails include Old Dune Trail and Fisherman Trail. Bikers will find many multi-use trails perfect for exploring the recreational area. Most notable biking trails include Sandy hook Multi-use Pathway.

Should you be an avid swimmer, bring your swimsuit in your camper rental to enjoy Gateway National Recreation Area fantastic beaches. Whether you prefer swimming or basking on the sand, you will find a nice beach. Popular beaches include Fishing Beach, Plum Beach, and Gunnison Beach.

Camping at Gateway National Recreation Area

There are three campgrounds within Gateway National Recreation Area. Floyd Bennet Field Campground is the only campground where campers can park their motorhome rentals within Gateway National Recreation Area. This campground is popular with fishers and archery fans.

Forty-four campsites are available at Floyd Bennet Field Campground. There is a separate section for RVs with 12 options available. Located on New York's side near Brooklyn, this campground offers drinking water, a dumping station, a camp store, showers, and restrooms.

Exploring the Area

Renting an RV in Middletown will enable you to easily access various nearby attractions such as museums, golf courses, botanical gardens, skiing resorts, and fun parks. For wildlife encounters, you might want to head to the Staten Island Zoo. Located less than an hour's drive away, this eight-acre zoo is perfect for young kids. The zoo is home to hundreds of animal species. They include leopards, bald eagles, snakes, emus, jaguar, peacocks, and alligators. There's a petting zoo, and plenty of pony rides for kids.

If learning about local history is in your itinerary, visiting Thomas Edison National Historical Park is a must when venturing out with your Middletown luxury RV rental. Located in West Orange, NJ, about 46 miles away, this historical park is a former Thomas Edison's estate and laboratory complex. It is dedicated to preserving the history of Edison's inventions. On display, exhibits such as chemicals, electric cars, invention books, and machines are available for your viewing.

If you are looking for tranquility Deep Cut Gardens in Middletown is the perfect place to visit with your travel trailer rental. Deep Cut Gardens consist of over 50 acres of native plants, including trees, plants, and flowers. There is a greenhouse with a lot of plants. Some of the plant species available include roses, China fir, cacti, and bonsai trees. Te onsite Koi Pond is a great place to spot different species of fish.

At Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park in New York, there is a lot to keep the kids and adults busy and entertained. Named for its 150-foot wonder wheel, this park is located about 49 miles away. Here visitors can enjoy recreational activities such as carousel rides, pony carts, bumper boats, arcade games, and bumper cars.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Staten Island Shoreline Walk, NJGateway National Recreation Area, NJ
  • Shore Road Greenway: Fort Hamilton to Owl's Head Park, NJGateway National Recreation Area, NJ
  • Sunset Park Trail, NJGovernors Island National Monument, NJ
  • Staten Island Greenbelt Trail, NJGateway National Recreation Area, NJ
  • The Green-Wood Cemetery, NJGovernors Island National Monument, NJ
  • Staten Island Greenbelt White Trail, NJBayonne, NJ
  • Willowbrook Park to Nature Center, NJCarteret, NJ
  • Coney Island and Brighton Beach Boardwalk Trail, NJGateway National Recreation Area, NJ
  • Prospect Park Loop, NJGovernors Island National Monument, NJ
  • Liberty State Park & New York Bay, NJJersey City, NJ

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