• 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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  • New Backcountry Camping procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through Recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Davis Park or access points west, and involve a 2½ to 10 mile hike. More »

Press Releases - 2011

Take a Hike! Join Fire Island's Wintertime Activities to Minimize Holiday Stress
[11-18-2011]

Fire Island Photography Workshop on November 13, 2011
[11-08-2011]

Sailors Haven Channel Dredging Begins; Bayside Sediment Transport Project Underway
[11-04-2011]

Enjoy Getting Outdoors during Fire Island's November 2011 Programs
[11-01-2011]

Enjoy Fire Island's Annual Fall Migration: "Birding for Beginners" on October 15
[10-11-2011]

Fire Island Offers Special Programs in October 2011
[10-03-2011]

Preliminary Management Alternatives for William Floyd Estate available for review
[09-22-2011]

Fire Island National Seashore reopens after Hurricane Irene: most facilities open by Labor Day Weekend
[08-30-2011]

Fire Island National Seashore closures during Hurricane Irene
[08-26-2011]

Historic Demonstrations at William Floyd Estate: Decoy Carving, Spinning Flax
[08-18-2011]

Fire Island Light's Fresnel Lens Building opens July 23: Ribbon-cutting Ceremony Friday Evening
[07-15-2011]

July 4th Program at Home of William Floyd, Signer of Declaration of Independence
[06-30-2011]

Public Scoping for Fire Island White-tailed Deer and Vegetation Management Plan
[06-17-2011]

Horseshoe Crab Programs on Fire Island in May, June 2011
[05-13-2011]

USGS to Conduct Coastal Research Investigations off Fire Island during May and June 2011
[05-12-2011]

2011 "Essence of Fire Island" Photography Exhibition Opens May 15 in Patchogue
[05-06-2011]

New Watch Hill Ferry Service Contract Awarded to Davis Park Ferry Co., Inc.
[05-02-2011]

May 2011 Programs at Fire Island feature Migratory Birds, Horseshoe Crabs
[04-29-2011]

National Junior Ranger Day Program at Fire Island National Seashore on April 23
[04-15-2011]

National Park Week Activities on Fire Island April 16-24
[03-30-2011]

Piping Plovers Return to Fire Island
[03-16-2011]

Get Outdoors! Special Walks and Tours for March 2011
[03-03-2011]

Great Backyard Bird Count at William Floyd Estate on February 19, 2011
[02-17-2011]

William Floyd Estate Winter Hikes
[01-28-2011]

Bids Solicited for Ferry Service from Patchogue to Watch Hill
[01-20-2011]

Public Review of Environmental Assessment for Replacement of Watch Hill Well: Comments Due by January 25
[01-10-2011]

Winter Hikes and Special Programs at William Floyd Estate and on Fire Island
[01-07-2011]

 


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Did You Know?

Deer standing in thicket of shrubs.

In the mid-1970s, Fire Island's deer herd consisted of only about 50 white-tailed deer. By 2005, the number was estimated to be 500-700 deer. More...