Sportsman's ORV driving limitations
Due to the breach at Old Inlet, the sportsman's driving area is reduced to approximately 1¼ miles of the beach west of the Wilderness Visitor Center. Required permits may be purchased at this visitor center when staffed, for use through 12/31/2013. More »
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 »
GMP Public Scoping Meetings
In preparation for the park's new General Management Planning (GMP) process, Fire Island National Seashore conducted a series of dialogues on critical park and community issues. National Park Service staff launched the process during the summer of 2006, with public scoping meetings at the Ocean Beach Community House and Davis Park on July 29, and meetings at Sailors Haven, Watch Hill, Cherry Grove, Fire Island Pines, Saltaire, and near the Fire Island Lighthouse on August 11-13, 2006.
From September 25-27, 2006, additional meetings were held at Mastic Beach, Patchogue and Stony Brook, New York. A meeting in New York City was conducted on November 14, 2006.
A summary of the comments from these meetings was included in the Winter 2007/08 Fire Island National Seashore GMP Interim Report.
Open House dates and locations:
In September, additional meetings were held at Mastic Beach, Patchogue, and Stony Brook. A meeting in New York City was conducted on November 14.
Did You Know?
Whales and other marine mammals live in the ocean south of Fire Island. Occasionally, they are can be spotted from shore, and rarely a dead whale will wash ashore. More...