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 »
This Week's National Park Getaway: Fire Island National Seashore
Contact: Paula Valentine, 631-687-4759
The National Park Service has selected Fire Island National Seashore as the featured park in its weekly National Park Getaway series. Every week, one of the 397 units of the National Park System is highlighted. With the start of the summer beach season and the celebration of the Fourth of July, what park could be more appropriate this week. Fire Island National Seashore includes miles of undeveloped beaches, quiet nature trails and wilderness, bustling marinas, and even the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
See National Park Service press release
Did You Know?
Many boating accidents and drownings are alcohol-related. National Park Service rangers and other officers conduct safe boating checks and enforce boating under the influence (BUI) laws on the Great South Bay. More...