• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

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  • 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 »

Management Documents

Enabling Legislation

Legislative History of Fire Island National Seashore
booklet includes

  • PUBLIC LAW 88-587 (All) FllS Enabling Legislation (1964)
  • PUBLIC LAW 89-244 (All) William Floyd Estate (1965)
    • Map OGP-0003: Map of the Fire Island National Seashore Including the William Floyd Estate
      (full size scan)
  • PUBLIC LAW 94-578 (Part) Increase Appropriations (1976)
  • PUBLIC LAW 95-625 (Part) Boundary Changes & Dune District (1978)
  • PUBLIC LAW 96-585 (All) High Dune Wilderness Designation (1980)
  • PUBLIC LAW 98-482 (All) FllS Land Acquisition (1984)

1977 General Management Plan
1979 Statement for Management

Designation of Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness
(Public Law 96 -585—December 23, 1980)

1983 Wilderness Management Plan

Fire Island National Seashore: Zoning Standards
36 CFR Ch I, Section 28 (7-01-2007 edition)

1984 Land Protection Plan

Special Regulations for Fire Island National Seashore
36 CFR Ch. I, Section 7.20

Off-Road Driving Regulations

1992 Water Resources Scoping Report

1994 Interpretive Prospectus

1996 Fire Island to Montauk Point, Long Island, New York, Breach Contingency Plan
(U. S. Army Corps of Engineers) 582 pages

1999 Resource Management Plan


Recent Environmental Assessments for Fire Island National Seashore


Interpretive Planning Documents

Did You Know?

PWC passes a green channel marker in bay near wooded shoreline and salt marsh.

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...