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.
White-tailed Deer Management Plan (Deer Plan/EIS)
The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing a White-tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Deer Plan/EIS) for Fire Island National Seashore. The purpose of the Deer Plan/EIS is to address issues associated with the abundance, distribution, and behavior of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) within park boundaries. The issues include impacts from deer on the natural and cultural resources of the Seashore, as well as impacts resulting from deer-human interactions. Your participation is vital to our planning process. The Draft Deer Plan/EIS is expected to be released for public review and comment in 2014.
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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...