• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

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  • 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.

Environmental Assessments for Recent Projects at Fire Island National Seashore

A summary of recent Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) created for Fire Island National Seashore projects is provided below, along with links to the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) statement for the selected alternative for each project.

 

Documents Open for Public Review

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    Other Plans and Projects

    An archive of completed projects as well as projects without documents open for comment may be found on the PEPC website.

     

    Fire Island Community Short-Term Storm Protection

    Beach Nourishment and Maintenance Dredging at Smith Point County Park and Cupsogue County Park

    Sailors Haven Channel Dredging:

    Fire Island Lighthouse First Order Fresnel Lens Return and Display:

    West Entrance Station:

    Smith Point County Park Fishing Pier:

    Personal Watercraft Regulations:

    Rehabilitation of Sailors Haven Marina and Ferry Dock:

    Wildland Fire Management Plan:

    Short-term Community Storm Surge Protection Plan:

    Patchogue Ferry Terminal

    Threatened and Endangered Species

    Breach Contingency Plan:

    Did You Know?

    Flash atop black-and-white striped lighthouse tower at night.

    As you cross the Great South Bay from Long Island to Fire Island, you may be able to catch a glimpse of the light atop the Fire Island Lighthouse, which appears to flash every 7½ seconds. More...