• 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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  • 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 »

Fire Management

Fire Island National Seashore completed a Wildland Fire Management Plan in early 2005.

An environmental assessment (EA) was prepared to better understand the environmental effects associated with activities which were incorporated in the park’s Fire Management Plan, including wildland fire suppression, prescribed fire, and manual/mechanical thinning hazardous fuels reductions.

The Finding of No Significant Impact and the final draft of the Wildland Fire Management Plan, February 2005 are available on-line.

 

Did You Know?

Aerial view of small community, Kismet, looking from the southwest, bay to the upper left and sandy beach to the lower right.

Seventeen pre-existing communities remain inside the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore. Some early supporters of the national seashore were interested in its establishment to ensure that a proposed parkway down the middle of Fire Island would not be constructed. More...