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.
Town of Islip Building & Zoning Applications for Fire Island
Review and Comments on Zoning/Building Permit Applications
Applications to the Town of Islip Zoning Board of Appeals and the corresponding letters from Fire Island National Seashore to the appropriate zoning authority are now being posted online. Applications are organized by hearing date in the chart below, followed by the superintendent's response by Suffolk County Tax Map Number and specific community.
Boundaries of each community are defined in 36 CFR 28.3
2014 Town of Islip Zoning Board Hearings for properties within boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore
Did You Know?
Horseshoe crabs come near shore on the full moon in May and June to lay thousands of eggs, which are a valuable food source for migrating shorebirds in spring and early summer. Occasionally, a perfectly-formed horseshoe crab molt can be found on the beach, shed as the young animal grows. More...