Partnerships are fundamental to the management of Fire Island National Seashore. The diversity of natural, cultural and recreational resources in the park-and presence of 17 private communities, a county park and New York State's only federally designated wilderness within the boundaries of the park-all require careful coordination as all stakeholders work toward common goals.
A variety of organizations help the National Park Service fulfill its mission.
Partners operating under Cooperating Association Agreements
This cooperating association maintains sales outlets at Watch Hill, Sailors Haven, Wilderness visitor centers and at the William Floyd Estate.
Partners operating under Friends Agreements
Friends of Watch Hill (FOWH)
This non-profit organization's mission is to promote and support the recreational use of Watch Hill while preserving its natural resources and beauty.
Partners operating under Concessions AgreementsFire Island Concessions, LLC
Since 2005, Fire Island Concessions has managed the Seashore's 2 marinas, snack bars, the campground, camp store, and restaurant.
Sayville Ferry Service
This concessioner operates the ferry service from Sayville to Sailors Haven/Sunken Forest, and by special charter to Talisman/Barrett Beach.
Davis Park Ferry Company
This concessioner operates the ferry service from Patchogue to Watch Hill, and by special charter Talisman/Barrett Beach.
Towns and Villages on Fire Island