More Park Facilities Reopen During May 2013
Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas open May 10. Limited ferry service from Sayville to Sailors Haven resumes May 13 and ferries from Patchogue to Watch Hill start on May 18. Remaining park facilities to reopen by May 25, 2013. More »
Plan A Field Trip
You may bring your school group to one of Fire Island National Seashore's facilities for a self-guided tour, or with prior arrangements, attend a ranger- or volunteer-conducted curriculum-based program.
The Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society conducts a program designed to accommodate the fourth grade curriculum (Long Island History), for groups of up to 50 students. The program consists of three consecutive 45-minute segments, which include: 1) Tower climb, 2) United States Life Saving Service (USLSS) lecture and demonstration, and 3) Forces of Nature (nature walk). A fee is charged. For more information or to schedule your class, call the FILPS Program Coordinator at 631-661-4876.
Programs at the Wilderness Visitor Center, Watch Hill or Sailors Haven may also be arranged, although staffing is limited. Please contact the Interpretation & Education staff at 631-687-4780, or e-mail us.
Did You Know?
Many boating accidents and drownings are alcohol-related. National Park Service rangers and other officers conduct safe boating checks and enforce boating under the influence (BUI) laws on the Great South Bay. More...