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 other facilities at the William Floyd Estate, Fire Island Lighthouse annex, Sailors Haven, Barrett Beach/Talisman, Watch Hill and Wilderness Visitor Center.
General Park Information - 631-687-4750
If you are searching for a particular park employee, visit the NPS Directory.
Park Headquarters — 631-289-4898
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...