• 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

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  • Pet Restrictions in Effect March 15 through Labor Day

    Dogs/other pets (except for service animals) are not allowed in the wilderness or on any of Fire Island's federally owned oceanfront beaches from March 15 through Labor Day to help protect threatened and endangered beach-nesting shorebirds. More »

  • Backcountry Camping Permit and Access Procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through www.recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Watch Hill or points west, and involve a 1½ to 8 mile hike. More »

  • Attention Watch Hill Ferry Passengers

    Due to channel conditions, delay or cancellation of ferry service between Patchogue and Watch Hill may occur. For updated ferry schedule information, please call 631-475-1665.

Fire Island Programs for Scouts

Fire Island National Seashore provides a number of opportunities for scout groups to learn more about the park and earn special awards at the same time. Pick up a Junior Ranger activity booklet or attend one of the park's recreational or education programs.

 
Boy Scout Ranger patch

The Resource Stewardship Scout Ranger program engages Boy Scouts in programs and volunteer service projects in national park sites to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the National Park Service mission and conserving the nation’s natural, cultural and historic resources.
  • Explore the national parks.
  • Practice good citizenship and kindness.


 

Girl Scouts can earn a certificate and/or patch to recognize their leadership development and resource stewardship activities by participating in a new National Park Service program. Contact the park's volunteer coordinator to help plan your qualifying service or action project.

Did You Know?

Portrait of William Floyd, painted in 1792, with his Mastic plantation in background.

In 1790, William Floyd - one of New York's four signers of the Declaration of Independence - was the largest slave holder in Suffolk County, New York, at one time. The 1790 U. S. Census indicates that 14 slaves lived on his Mastic plantation. More...