• 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.

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: Duane Michael

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
Volunteer Coordinator: Irene Rosen - 631-687-4780

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

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?

1964-2014 Wilderness 50th Anniversary logo beside winter backpacker on Fire Island

In 2014, America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act on September 3, 1964, just a week before the establishment of Fire Island National Seashore.