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
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?
Many boating accidents and drownings are alcohol-related. National Park Service rangers and other officers conduct safe boating checks and enforce boating under the influence (BUI) laws on the Great South Bay. More...