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.
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?
At least 2.2 million people spend time within the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore every year. Almost 800,000 people annually visit park facilities. July and August are the busiest months. Sunny weekends are the busiest days. More...