• 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.

Federal Register Announcements

Federal Register notices for recent Fire Island National Seashore actions, plans, or projects are listed below.

The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

 

Deer and Vegetation Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Fire Island National Seashore, New York

[Federal Register: June 17, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 117)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35467 - 35468]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Deer and Vegetation Management Plan, Fire Island National Seashore, New York.

 

 

Response to Comments on the Second Round of Nominated Sites to the National System of MPAs

[Federal Register: May 25, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 100)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29317 - 29321]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

Notice of updates to the List of National System Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and response to comments on nominations of existing MPAs to the national system.

 

Nomination of Existing Marine Protected Areas to the National System of Marine Protected Areas

[Federal Register: January 7, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 4)]
[Notices]
[Page 972-973]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

NOAA, Department of Commerce and the Department of the Interior public notice and opportunity for comment on the list of nominations received from Federal, State and territorial marine protected area programs to join the National System of Marine Protected Areas.

 

Notice of Extension of Concession Contracts

[Federal Register: January 30, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 20)]
[Notices]
[Page 5590]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr30ja08-107]

SUMMARY: The National Park Service proposes to extend ... expiring concession contracts for a period of up to 1 year, or until such time as a new contract is executed, whichever occurs sooner.

 

Final Rule, Boating and Water Use Regulations for National Park Service

[Federal Register: March 23, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 56)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 13694-13706]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr23mr07-15]

SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) is revising rules that regulate boating and water use activities in areas administered by the NPS. The rule is intended to address changing visitor use patterns, changing technologies, compelling boating and water safety issues, and the evolution of related statutory authorities. The goal is to provide for greater consistency with United States Coast Guard (USCG) regulations and state laws and regulations and to establish rules which will be more clearly understood by the visiting public, and which can be more effectively communicated and enforced by NPS personnel. Promulgation of the final rule will eliminate many requirements which are ineffective or out of date and will provide flexibility in managing safety, resource preservation, and public use needs throughout the National Park System.

 

Minor Boundary Revision at Fire Island National Seashore

[Federal Register: July 26, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 143)]
[Notices]
[Page 42415]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr26jy06-103]

SUMMARY: Notice is given that that the western boundary of Fire Island National Seashore is revised to include Tract No. 17-04 as depicted on map number 615/81,487 prepared by the National Park Service in October 2005. This map and other supporting documentation are available for inspection at the National Park Service, Northeast Region, Land Resources Division, New England Office, 222 Merrimack Street, Suite 400E, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852, and in the Offices of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.

 

Notice of Intent To Prepare a General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS)

[Federal Register: June 13, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 113)]
[Notices]
[Page 34159-34160]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr13jn06-94]

SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-109 section 102(2)(C)), the National Park Service (NPS) is preparing a General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Fire Island National Seashore, located in the towns of Islip and Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York. Established by Act of Congress in 1964, much of Fire Island National Seashore is composed of a barrier island encompassing approximately 19,500 acres of both upland and tidal land. Seventeen villages and hamlets are located within Fire Island National Seashore--primarily on the western end of the island. The park also manages the William Floyd Estate, a 611 acre historic property located on the mainland in Mastic, NY. The GMP/EIS will be prepared by planners in the NPS Northeast Region, with assistance from advisors and consultants and will propose a long-term approach to managing Fire Island National Seashore. Consistent with the park's mission, NPS policy, and other laws and regulations, alternatives will be developed to guide the management of the park over the next 15 to 20 years. A range of alternatives will be formulated for natural and cultural resource protection, visitor use and interpretation, facilities development, and operations. The EIS will assess the impacts of alternative management strategies that will be described in the general management plan for Fire Island National Seashore. The public will be invited to express comments about the management of the park early in the process through public meetings and other media; and will have an opportunity to review and comment on the draft GMP/EIS. Following public review processes outlined under NEPA, the final plan will become official, authorizing implementation of the preferred alternative. The target date for the Record of Decision is April 2010.

 

60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment
regarding a Cornell University study titled: "Identifying Capacity for Local Community Participation in Wildlife Management Planning: White-tailed Deer in Northeastern NPS Units."

[Federal Register: September 18, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 180)] [Notices] [Page 54686-54687] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr18se06-107]

 

 

Fire Island National Seashore, Personal Watercraft Use


[Federal Register: July 6, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 128)] [Rules and Regulations] [Page 38759-38767] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr06jy05-5]

SUMMARY: This rule designates areas where personal watercraft (PWC) may be used in Fire Island National Seashore, New York. This rule implements the provisions of the National Park Service (NPS) general regulations authorizing parks to allow the use of PWC by promulgating a special regulation. The NPS Management Policies 2001 require individual parks to determine whether PWC use is appropriate for a specific park area based on an evaluation of that area's enabling legislation, resources and values, other visitor uses, and overall management objectives.

 

64 FR 55308 - Notice of Designation of Potential Wilderness as Wilderness, Fire Island National Seashore

Federal Register: October 12, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 196)
Page 55308

Did You Know?

Coral-pink sunrise over low, dark silhouette of the island, a sliver of calm bay water to the left and gentle ocean waves to the right.

Barrett Beach/Talisman is one of the narrowest parts of 32-mile-long Fire Island. You can easily walk from one side of the island to the other—bay to ocean—in 5 minutes or less. More...