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

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    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 - 2011

Take a Hike! Join Fire Island's Wintertime Activities to Minimize Holiday Stress

Fire Island Photography Workshop on November 13, 2011

Sailors Haven Channel Dredging Begins; Bayside Sediment Transport Project Underway

Enjoy Getting Outdoors during Fire Island's November 2011 Programs

Enjoy Fire Island's Annual Fall Migration: "Birding for Beginners" on October 15

Fire Island Offers Special Programs in October 2011

Preliminary Management Alternatives for William Floyd Estate available for review

Fire Island National Seashore reopens after Hurricane Irene: most facilities open by Labor Day Weekend

Fire Island National Seashore closures during Hurricane Irene

Historic Demonstrations at William Floyd Estate: Decoy Carving, Spinning Flax

Fire Island Light's Fresnel Lens Building opens July 23: Ribbon-cutting Ceremony Friday Evening

July 4th Program at Home of William Floyd, Signer of Declaration of Independence

Public Scoping for Fire Island White-tailed Deer and Vegetation Management Plan

Horseshoe Crab Programs on Fire Island in May, June 2011

USGS to Conduct Coastal Research Investigations off Fire Island during May and June 2011

2011 "Essence of Fire Island" Photography Exhibition Opens May 15 in Patchogue

New Watch Hill Ferry Service Contract Awarded to Davis Park Ferry Co., Inc.

May 2011 Programs at Fire Island feature Migratory Birds, Horseshoe Crabs

National Junior Ranger Day Program at Fire Island National Seashore on April 23

National Park Week Activities on Fire Island April 16-24

Piping Plovers Return to Fire Island

Get Outdoors! Special Walks and Tours for March 2011

Great Backyard Bird Count at William Floyd Estate on February 19, 2011

William Floyd Estate Winter Hikes

Bids Solicited for Ferry Service from Patchogue to Watch Hill

Public Review of Environmental Assessment for Replacement of Watch Hill Well: Comments Due by January 25

Winter Hikes and Special Programs at William Floyd Estate and on Fire Island


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Did You Know?

PWC passes a green channel marker in bay near wooded shoreline and salt marsh.

The use of personal watercraft (PWCs or JetSkis) is restricted within the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore. While not permitted at National Park Service facilities or near shorelines, PWCs may use the marked channels to access some of the Fire Island communities. More...