• 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.

Parks as Classrooms

Curriculum Materials

Come explore the seashore or bring the park into your own classroom. Field trips, materials for loan, and lesson plans with a variety of activities and resources are available to enhance your educational experience.

Field Trips

Learn more about each of our sites and plan your next visit to Fire Island National Seashore.

Traveling Trunks

Packed with sand, samples, and shells, the Fire Island Treasure Chest is a great way to prepare for your Fire Island field trip, or to bring the Seashore into your classroom.