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: 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.