• 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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  • 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: Your Dynamic Outdoor Classroom

Fire Island National Seashore provides activities and resources to enhance your educational program with place-based learning. Plan a spring or fall field trip by ferry to Sailors Haven/Sunken Forest or Watch Hill, visit the Fire Island Lighthouse or Fire Island Wilderness by bus all year, or learn more about the William Floyd Estate.

Explore natural barrier island dynamics, climate change, history and more. Schedule a ranger-guided program or tour, or explore the Seashore on your own.

Ranger with group of students on bay beach.