“NYC's first municipal airport”
Floyd Bennett Field was opened as New York City's first municipal airport on May 23, 1931. Throughout the 1930's, it was the site of many important first and record breaking flights, which helped to advance aviation technology during the "Golden Age of Aviation."In 1941, Floyd Bennett Field was sold to the United States Navy and became Naval Air Station-New York. During World War II, Floyd Bennett Field was the busiest naval air station in the United States. The field was used for training and antisubmarine patrol flights. It was also the home of the Naval Air Ferry Command which was responsible for the acceptance, commissioning, and ferrying of naval aircraft from the factories to the fleet.
What a nice way to transform an old military aviation field! Floyd Bennett Field once was private and used only by military personnel, and now it is open to public and transformed to a camping place
It is a good environment to stay for a night or two and it includes picnic areas as well. Restrooms are clean, the staff is friendly and watches your back 24/7 so you feel safe.
Good for family escapes.
Such a cool place to camp! We spent the day at Rockaway beach enjoying the sunshine and the people watching and then took the 5 minute bus ride back to the camp grounds. It's an old military aviation field with tons of history and now part of the grounds are converted into campsites with grills and firepits. You can buy firewood there but the little shop closes at 8pm so make sure to get it before then. The camping areas are great, little clearings with anywhere from 1 - 8 campsites (6 people per campsite max), connected to each other with paths that meander through the overgrown fields. Really beautiful, nice place to camp and explore and only a 45-minute bus ride from Brooklyn. Definitely a cool, secret escape from the city that's worth visiting if you're into camping. The rangers were super friendly, although technically alcohol isn't allowed so if you plan on drinking I'd be really discreet about it.
There's also free kayaking included with the price of the campsite (be sure to reserve a site in advance) in the 2 nearby bays, ask the rangers about it and they can point you in the right direction.
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Floyd Bennett Field
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