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 »
Celebrate the Chilly Season at Fire Island National Seashore
Contact: Kathy Krause, 631-687-4772
What better way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season than to get outdoors for some sunshine and fresh air, even if it there is a chill in the air. A variety of ranger-guided hikes and other programs are available this fall and winter at Fire Island National Seashore. For a complete listing of events and programs, see the online Calendar of Events. A few upcoming programs are highlighted below.
The Fire Island Wilderness Visitor Center, which is located at the southernmost end of William Floyd Parkway, is hosting several programs from late November through New Year's Day.
Special programs at the Fire Island Lighthouse this holiday season include an annual tree-trimming event, a reenactment of the 1953 flying Santa visit, and several other walks and tours.
The William Floyd Estate has closed for the 2013 season, but guided nature walks and cultural history grounds tours are expected to begin in early 2014.
Did You Know?
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.