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.
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
Superintendent's Office - 631-687-4751
Park Headquarters - 631-289-4898
Did You Know?
The Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal is a short, 2-block walk from the Long Island Railroad Station in Patchogue, New York. From there, you can enjoy a delightful 25-minute passenger ferry trip across the Great South Bay to the facilties at Watch Hill. (Open mid-May to mid-October only.) More...