• 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 - 2006

Lighthouse Road

06-17: Work to Begin on Fire Island National Seashore’s West Entrance Facilities
(Adobe Acrobat) [12/20/06]

Group of hikers stroll down narrow walkway through Fire Island Community.
Save the Date! Fire Island Trek is conducted in June and September.
06-13: Space Still Available for September's Fire Island Trek
(Adobe Acrobat) [8/15/06]

06-12: Fire Island National Seashore Releases Its Natural Resources Inventory and Monitoring Plan
(Adobe Acrobat) [07/11/06]

06-11: NPS Seeks Public Input on Fire Island National Seashore
(Adobe Acrobat) [06/27/06]

06-10: Sailors Haven Marina Opens after Repairs
(Adobe Acrobat) [6/22/06]

06-09: Fire Island Driving Diverted by Piping Plover Chicks
(Adobe Acrobat) [06/22/06]

06-08: William Floyd Estate Hosts Revolutionary War Encampment
(Adobe Acrobat) [6/6/06]

06-07: Fire Island National Seashore Facilities Update for Memorial Day Weekend
(Adobe Acrobat) [5/25/06]

06-06: New Exhibit at William Floyd Estate
(Adobe Acrobat) [05/18/06]

06-05: Fire Island National Seashore Offers Four-Day Trek
(Adobe Acrobat) [5/16/06]

Boat approaches dockmaster building at marina.
06-04: Fire Island Facilities to Open in Mid-May
(Adobe Acrobat) [5/10/06]
Piping plover blends in with white sandy beach.
The well-camouflaged piping plover is listed as a federally threatened and New York State endangered species.

06-03: Piping Plovers Return to Fire Island; Restrictions on Pets, Kites
(Adobe Acrobat) [3/15/06]

06-02: Fire Island National Seashore Project Lands Semifinalist Award in National Science Talent Search Competition
(Adobe Acrobat) [01/18/06]

Looking down dirt road in front of Fire Island Lighthouse.
A new entrance facility is planned to be constructed at the western entrance to Fire Island National Seashore.

06-01: Public Meeting to Discuss West End Entrance Station
(Adobe Acrobat) [01/11/06]

05-16: Environmental Assessment for West End Entrance Station Available for Public Review
(Adobe Acrobat) [12/16/05]


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Did You Know?

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...