Sportsman's ORV driving limitations
Due to the breach at Old Inlet, the sportsman's driving area is reduced to approximately 1¼ miles of the beach west of the Wilderness Visitor Center. Required permits may be purchased at this visitor center when staffed, for use through 12/31/2013. More »
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 »
Science Synthesis Papers & Other Recent Scientific Reports
Operating under a formal agreement with the National Park Service, a network of Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESUs) provides research, technical assistance, and education to resource and environmental managers. The North Atlantic Coast CESU published in 2005 a series of Science Synthesis Papers to support the preparation of a new General Management Plan for Fire Island National Seashore.
Additional Natural Resources Reports and Technical Reports are also produced by or for the National Park Service.
Other recent publications provide valuable background information to help you better understand the resources and natural processes of Fire Island National Seashore.
Additional comprehensive research and studies have been conducted by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to identify, evaluate and recommend long-term solutions for hurricane and storm damage reduction for homes and businesses within the floodplain extending along 83-miles of ocean and bay shorelines from Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point. This study area includes the shoreline of Fire Island National Seashore.
Did You Know?
The use of personal watercraft (PWCs or JetSkis) is restricted within the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore. While not permitted at National Park Service facilities or near shorelines, PWCs may use the marked channels to access some of the Fire Island communities. More...