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 »
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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In 1790, William Floyd - one of New York's four signers of the Declaration of Independence - was the largest slave holder in Suffolk County, New York, at one time. The 1790 U. S. Census indicates that 14 slaves lived on his Mastic plantation. More...