Sportsman's ORV driving limitations
Due to the breach at Old Inlet, the sportsman's driving area is reduced to approximately 1¼ miles of the beach west of the Wilderness Visitor Center. Required permits may be purchased at this visitor center when staffed, for use through 12/31/2013. More »
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 »
Fall 2012 Programs at Fire Island National Seashore
Contact: Paula Valentine, 631-687-4759
Contact: Kathy Krause, 631-687-4772
Fire Island National Seashore is offering a wide variety of guided tours and lectures this fall. From mid-October through December, several favorite seasonal programs are scheduled again at the Fire Island Lighthouse, William Floyd Estate, and Wilderness Visitor Center, along with several new programs.
Ranger-guided Walks and Tours
Several walks are planned around the grounds of the William Floyd Estate:
Lectures and Guest Speakers
Inside the Fire Island Lighthouse Fresnel Lens Buidling:
Check "What's Happening this Week" or download a copy of the monthly schedule of activities for more information:
Did You Know?
The Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness was named for New York Congressman Otis G. Pike, who served from 1961-79, and co-sponsored the bill to create Fire Island National Seashore in 1964. The Fire Island Wilderness was designated in 1980. More...