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.
Legislative History of Fire Island National Seashore
PUBLIC LAW 95-625 (Part) Boundary Changes & Dune District (1978)
PUBLIC LAW 98-482 (All) FllS Land Acquisition (1984)
1977 General Management Plan
1979 Statement for Management
Special Regulations for Fire Island National Seashore
1996 Fire Island to Montauk Point, Long Island, New York, Breach Contingency Plan
Recent Environmental Assessments for Fire Island National Seashore
GPRA mandates that long-tern and annual goals be results or outcomes rather than outputs (activities, products, or services) and that they be "objective, quantifiable, and measurable" so that performance can be adequately measured and reported.
In 2004, the Department of the Interior produced a strategic plan, with which all DOI agencies (including the National Park Service) are required to be aligned.
Individual parks create plans that address appropriate long-term goals in the NPS and DOI plans, and include goals that are specific to each park's legislative mandates, missions, resources, visitor services, and issues.
An Annual Performance Plan and an Annual Performance Report is created each year for the park.
Did You Know?
The use of personal watercraft (PWCs or JetSkis) is restricted within the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore. While not permitted at National Park Service facilities or near shorelines, PWCs may use the marked channels to access some of the Fire Island communities. More...