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 »
Free Educator's Workshop:
Please check back soon for workshop dates
Explore the wind, waves, and sand, and use Fire Island National Seashore as your outdoor classroom. Discover the forces that shape the barrier island as you experience our hands-on educator's workshops, designed to address NYS Learning Standards for middle and high school grades. Activities may include beach profiling, mineral identification, and wind and wave measurements. Workshop participants receive a certificate upon completion.
Our free workshops are open to all educators and youth group leaders who wish to use Fire Island National Seashore as an outdoor classroom. Learn all you need to know to bring school groups to the park, and to address critical coastal management issues facing future decision-makers.
You'll also get an update on Fire Island National Seashore's Traveling Trunk Program, and other educational opportunities at the park.
Registration is required, but there is no charge for our workshops. For more information please call 631-687-4780.
Did You Know?
Barrett Beach/Talisman is one of the narrowest parts of 32-mile-long Fire Island. You can easily walk from one side of the island to the other—bay to ocean—in 5 minutes or less. More...