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 »
Coastal Harvest Presentation Celebrates Nature’s Bounty for Thanksgiving
Fire Island, NY - On Saturday, November 17, the National Park Service is offering "The Bounty of Fire Island," a free hour-long presentation at the Fire Island Lighthouse Fresnel Lens Building. The program will focus on the rich heritage and harvest of foods from the barrier beach and its surrounding waters.
The "Bounty of Fire Island" will cover barrier island favorites like fish and shellfish, share some savory seaside recipes, and explore the history of classic dishes like Oysters Rockefeller and Manhattan Clam Chowder. The presentation will also explore why the plant and animal ingredients integral to these long-time favorites make their home in the barrier island environs. Parking is available for free at Robert Moses State Park Field #5. Follow the ¾-mile boardwalk trail to the Fire Island Lighthouse.
For additional information, phone 631-687-4766.
Did You Know?
In the mid-1970s, Fire Island's deer herd consisted of only about 50 white-tailed deer. By 2005, the number was estimated to be 500-700 deer. More...