• 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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  • 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.

Park Planning

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    Other Plans and Projects

    An archive of completed projects as well as projects without documents open for comment may be found on the PEPC website.

     

    The National Park Service invests in planning to ensure that decisions it makes are as effective and efficient as possible in carrying out the NPS mission. That mission is to preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations and to cooperate with partners to extend the benefits of resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

    Fire Island National Seashore is in the process of developing a new General Management Plan (GMP), to replace the park's current planning document which is more than 30 years old. The park is also engaged in the development or update of several GMP implementation plans.

    You are invited to take an active role in helping shape the future of this national treasure.

     

    Learn More
    National Park Service Management Policies 2006
    Chapter 2: Park System Planning

    National Park Service NPSPlanning website has links to many more documents and websites to help you better understand the NPS planning process and requirements.

    Did You Know?

    Portrait of William Floyd, painted in 1792, with his Mastic plantation in background.

    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...