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 »
General Management Plan
The Fire Island Community Character Study report is now available on-line.
Fire Island National Seashore GMP Newsletter 2, April 2010 Preliminary Management Alternatives was available for public review and comment from April 24 through September 6, 2010.
This newsletter describes draft proposed management alternatives for the park. Public input is critical at this point to assist the National Park Service in refining the alternatives for presentation in a formal Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS), and the identification of the NPS preferred alternative.
While the comment period has ended for these documents, feedback is always welcome:
Where Will Fire Island Go From Here?
In preparation for the park's new General Management Planning (GMP) process, park staff and planners have spent undertaken a series of dialogues on critical park and community issues over the past few years. During the summer of 2006, Fire Island National Seashore launched this process with public scoping meetings. During scoping, a variety of stakeholders shared their ideas of important park values and issues of concern, including the overall management of the Seashore.
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Did You Know?
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...