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 »
Collaboration and partnerships are a crucial aspect of the management of Fire Island National Seashore. The diversity of natural, cultural and recreational resources in the park-and presence of 17 private communities, a county park and New York State's only federally designated wilderness within the boundaries of the park-all require careful coordination as all stakeholders work toward common goals.
A shared vision and broad communication is essential for the preservation of the Seashore and its values. The park has formed partnerships with a variety of organizations in order to help define this vision while helping the National Park Service fulfill its mission.
Partners operating under Concessions Agreements
Partners operating under Cooperating Association Agreements
Partners operating under Friends Agreements:
Towns and Village Communities on Fire Island
Fire Island National Seashore works cooperatively with the Town of Brookhaven, the Town of Islip, the incorporated Village of Saltaire and Village of Ocean Beach on Fire Island.
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...