• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • New Backcountry Camping procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through Recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Davis Park or access points west, and involve a 2½ to 10 mile hike. More »

Fire Island Treks

Group on concrete trail through the open swale at the Sunken Forest on Fire Island.
Explore your Seashore. Get an in-depth look at Fire Island natural and cultural resources during the annual Fire Island Treks.

Fire Island National Seashore's Fire Island Trek provides a unique opportunity to explore every aspect of this National Park Service (NPS) unit. Fire Island is one of only ten national seashores in the country! At 32 miles long, this thin barrier island is home to a wilderness area, various barrier island habitats including salt marshes and maritime forest, 17 communities that existed before the establishment of the park in 1964, NPS recreational developments (marinas, campground, food service, visitor centers, lifeguarded beaches) and a historical maritime icon, the Fire Island Lighthouse. During the Fire Island Trek, participants can see and experience many parts of this enchanting collage of coastal life and history.

Come experience it all on one of these incredible ranger-led journeys!

Please check back for 2014 dates.

Fire Island Trek:
2-day, 13-mile hike this year

Fall Twilight Trek:
1-day, 9-mile hike



For more information about the Fire Island Trek or to get a reservation form, contact Fire Island National Seashore's Office of Interpretation by e-mail or by phone at 631-687-4780.

Did You Know?

Seal on beach in winter.

Seals occasionally bask on Fire Island beaches in winter. Enjoy watching them from a safe distance. Remember to give these wild mammals plenty of room to retreat if you encounter one during your winter hike! More...