• 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.

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?

Redwing blackbird

Located on the Atlantic migratory flyway, Fire Island National Seashore is recognized as a globally important bird area. More...