• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

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  • 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.

This Week's National Park Getaway: Fire Island National Seashore

National Park Getaway image: Fire Island National Seashore

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News Release Date: June 27, 2012
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.

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Did You Know?

View from the top of Fire Island Lighthouse, looking west over the narrow island to the inlet in the distance.

The first Fire Island Lighthouse was built in 1826 on the western end of the island. Today, Fire Island Inlet is more than 5 miles west of this foundation. More...