• 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

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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 »

Our Staff & Offices

Fire Island National Seashore has almost 40 permanent employees, and as many as 60 additional seasonal and intern positions are filled during the summer.

Park headquarters and most offices are located in Patchogue, New York, with additional offices and facilities at the William Floyd Estate, Fire Island Lighthouse annex, Sailors Haven, Barrett Beach/Talisman, Watch Hill, and Wilderness Visitor Center.

Administrative Offices By Phone

General Park Information - 631-687-4750

Superintendent's Office - 631-687-4751
Superintendent: K. Christopher Soller

- 631-687-4754
Chief of Administration: Roger Huguenin
Special Park Uses Permit Coordinator: John Mahoney 631-687-4758

Chief Ranger's Office
- 631-687-4757
Chief of Visitor and Resource Protection: Lena Koschmann

Cultural Resources Management
- 631-395-9693
Cultural Resource Manager/William Floyd Estate Unit Manager: Christopher Olijnyk - 631-395-1406
Curatorial Storage Facility - 631-395-9693

Facilities Management
- 631-687-4756
Facility Manager: Jim Dunphy

- 631-687-4780
Chief of Interpretation: Kathy Krause - 631-687-4772
(until May, 2014: 631-758-5218 )
Volunteer Coordinator: Irene Rosen - 631-687-4780
(until May, 2014: 631-758-5319 )

Natural Resources Management
- 631-687-4760
Chief of Natural Resources Management: Michael Bilecki

Park Planner
: Diane Abell - 631-687-4770

If you are searching for a particular park employee, visit the NPS Directory.


Field Offices

  • William Floyd Estate - 631-399-2030 (or 631-395-9693)
  • Wilderness Visitor Center - 631-281-3010 (Friday through Sunday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
  • Watch Hill Visitor Center - 631-597-6455 (Summer Only)
  • Sailors Haven Visitor Center - 631-597-6183 (Summer Only)
  • East District Ranger Station - 631-597-7021
  • West District Ranger Station - 631-661-2556
  • Regional Coastal Ecologist - 631-687-4767

By Fax:
Park Headquarters — 631-289-4898

Did You Know?

Two boats side-by-side on the water.

Many boating accidents and drownings are alcohol-related. National Park Service rangers and other officers conduct safe boating checks and enforce boating under the influence (BUI) laws on the Great South Bay. More...