• 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.

Press Releases-2005

05-16: Environmental Assessment for West End Entrance Station Available for Public Review
(Adobe Acrobat) [12/16/05]
Photo of Fire Island Lighthouse.
05-15: Fire Island National Seashore Science Papers Released
(Adobe Acrobat) [10/28/05]

05-14: Sportsman's Recreational Driving Season Delayed at Fire Island National Seashore
(Adobe Acrobat) [09/01/05]
Photo of Deputy Superintendent.
05-13: New Deputy Superintendent for Fire Island National Seashore
(Adobe Acrobat) [08/01/05]
Photo of Deputy Superintendent.
WASO: Mary A. Bomar Confirmed as National Park Service Northeast Regional Director
(Adobe Acrobat) [07/21/05]

05-12: New Regulations for Personal Watercraft within Fire Island National Seashore
(Adobe Acrobat) [07/06/05]

05-11: National Seashore Announces Summer Programs
(Adobe Acrobat) [06/13/05]
Group of people await ferry on dock at Sailors Haven.
05-10: Time to be Vigilant for West Nile Virus-Infected Dead Birds, Mosquitoes
(Adobe Acrobat) [06/6/05]
Man in protective suit picks up mosquito trap in marsh grasses.
05-09: Environmental Assessment for Smith Point County Park Fishing Pier Available for Public Review
(Adobe Acrobat) [06/03/05]

05-08: William Floyd Estate Hosts Revolutionary War Encampment
(Adobe Acrobat) [05/27/05]
Cattle pulling covered wagon in front of 2-story white mansion.
05-07: Summer Operations Begin at Fire Island National Seashore
(Adobe Acrobat) [05/27/05]
Close view of plover on sandy beach.
05-06: Fire Island National Seashore Releases a "Finding of No Significant Impact" on Environmental Assessment for Its Wildland Fire Management Plan
(Adobe Acrobat) [05/18/05]

05-05: Piping Plover Found Dead on Beach at Fire Island National Seashore
(Adobe Acrobat) [05/11/05]
05-04: Piping Plovers Return to Fire Island National Seashore
(Adobe Acrobat) [04/28/05]
Close view of plover on sandy beach.
05-03: Fire Island Concessions, LLC Awarded New 10-Year Concessions Contract at Fire Island National Seashore
(Adobe Acrobat) [04/18/05]
View from the water approaching the Watch Hill Marina and Visitor Center complex.
05-02: Fire Island National Seashore Hosts Science and Cultural Resource Conference at Brookhaven National Lab
(Adobe Acrobat) [3/14/05]

05-01: Fire Island National Seashore Environmental Assessment for Sailors Haven Marina Repairs Available for Public Review
(Adobe Acrobat) [03/11/05]
Aerial view of the Sailors Haven Marina
NERO: Michael T. Reynolds to Head Fire Island National Seashore
(Adobe Acrobat) [12/10/04]
New Superintendent Mike Reynolds


 

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Group gathers in front of white manor house surrounded by large trees.

Several generations of Floyd family women planted trees around the William Floyd Estate's Old Mastic House. You can still see some of those same trees today. Several big trees are now more than 150 years old. More...