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.
Tour the Fire Island Lighthouse
Climb to the top of the tower for a spectacular view of Fire Island. Marvel at the original first order Fresnel lens now on display below.Read More
Discover the Historic William Floyd Estate
Ranger-guided tours at the 613-acre William Floyd Estate provide glimpses of wildlife and a taste of three centuries of history.Read More
Plan Your Field Trip to Fire Island!
Outstanding resources to teach science, math and history in an inspirational setting at an affordable cost. Find out about free Educators' Workshops.Read More