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.
Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Fire Island National Seashore is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
New Common CORE-aligned activities and an Educator's Resource Guide help connect teachers and students to Fire Island National Seashore's nationally significant natural and cultural features. Free teacher workshops and education materials further enhance the Seashore's education program, and strive to reach the next generation of national park stewards. Read more
Fire Island National Seashore's wide range of outdoor activities, especially its 3-day, 21-mile Fire Island Trek, provide a diverse place-based interplay of recreation, natural history and cultural history, with a lingering sense of spiritual renewal. Promotion of these programs to local citizens helps increase their awareness of the value of parks to improve health and well-being. Read more
Did You Know?
Whales and other marine mammals live in the ocean south of Fire Island. Occasionally, they are can be spotted from shore, and rarely a dead whale will wash ashore. More...