Fire Island National Seashore is one of 397 units of the National Park System. The National Park Service is a bureau within the Department of the Interior, and preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
Mission of the National Park Service
The National Park Service is committed to preserving Fire Island National Seashore's cultural and natural resources, its values of maritime and American history, barrier island dynamics and ecology, biodiversity, museum collection objects, and wilderness. The National Park Service is committed to providing access, a positive visitor experience, and recreational and educational opportunities to Fire Island National Seashore visitors in this natural and cultural setting close to densely populated urban and suburban areas. While maintaining and exemplifying the policies of the National Park Service, Fire Island will work collaboratively with local partners and constituents to achieve excellence in all we do and create a shared stewardship philosophy for one of the nation's national treasures.
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Did You Know?
The first Fire Island Lighthouse was built in 1826 on the western end of the island. Today, Fire Island Inlet is more than 5 miles west of this foundation. More...