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 »
Climate Friendly Planning
Climate Friendly Parks / Clean Marina Initiative
In 2008, Fire Island National Seashore joined the Climate Friendly Parks Program (CFP). A collaboration of the National Park Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this program provides national parks with comprehensive support, management tools and resources to address climate change both within park boundaries and in surrounding communities.
The Climate Friendly Park program is expected to:
In 2009, Fire Island National Seashore completed its CFP Action Plan, and has begun to initiate components within the park's means.
The Clean Marina Program initiated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is also expected to be implemented at Fire Island National Seashore in 2008.
In addition to the National Park Service operated marinas, there are municipal and privately owned marinas within the boundaries of the park on Fire Island.
You may learn more about climate change and its impact on National Parks around the country by perusing the following sites:
Planning for Today and Tomorrow
Fire Island National Seashore is in the middle of its general management planning (GMP) process, which began in the summer of 2006.
Principles of the Climate Friendly Park program and sustainable design will be incorporated into future plans for Fire Island National Seashore facilities.
Park staff and partners are also committed to implementing best practices and creating a more sustainable future today.
Did You Know?
Lifeguarded beaches are provided at Fire Island National Seashore during the summer at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven. More...