• 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.

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July 24, 2014
Fire Island National Seashore Prohibits Alcohol on Federal Lands Between Atlantique and Corneille Estates
Beginning August 1, 2014, alcohol will be prohibited on federal lands between Atlantique and Corneille Estates on Fire Island.

June 25, 2014
Photo Exhibit Offers New Look at Historic House
Long Island artist/photographer Xiomaro captures the historic William Floyd Estate in a new light. A selection of his photographs, commissioned by the National Park Service, will be on display at the Patchogue Ferry Terminal from July 4-August 17, 2014.

June 10, 2014
Amphibious Vehicle to Aid in Shoreline Research
Scientists with the US Geological Survey will be using a variety of tools, including an amphibious vehicle, to collect shoreline data June 10 - 19.

May 22, 2014
Book Signing - William Floyd Biographer Spends the Day at the William Floyd Estate
William Floyd biographer Larry Lowenthal will visit the William Floyd Estate on May 31, 2014 to discuss and sign copies of his book.

April 17, 2014
Fire Island National Seashore to Proceed with Dredging Projects
Dredge project to reestablish safe, public access to National Park Service facilities in aftermath of multiple storms will proceed.

March 17, 2014
Deer Movement Study Underway
Researchers begin three-year white-tailed deer movement study on Fire Island.

March 07, 2014
Tourism to Fire Island National Seashore creates $19,258,500 in Economic Benefit
National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy. A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 483,334 visitors to Fire Island National Seashore in 2012 spent $19+ million in communities near the park. That spending supported 206 jobs in the local area.

February 25, 2014
Fire Island National Seashore 9th Biennial Science Conference
This two-day conference will highlight the latest research and monitoring efforts at Fire Island National Seashore.

February 11, 2014
Fire Island National Seashore's 2014 Superintendent's Compendium Released
Fire Island National Seashore's 2014 Superintendent's Compendium was signed on January 31, 2014 and is available on the park website.


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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...