• 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 - 2012

Fire Island National Seashore Continues Wilderness Breach Evaluation
[11-20-2012]

Most Fire Island Facilities Remain Closed During Post-Sandy Clean-up
[11-16-2012]

Fire Island National Seashore Remains Closed Following Hurricane Sandy
[11-03-2012]

Fire Island Preparing for Hurricane Sandy
[10-26-2012]

Coastal Harvest Presentation Celebrates Nature's Bounty for Thanksgiving
[10-23-2012]

Boats & Beaches, Bass & Bluefish, Fluke & Flounder: Fishing Fire Island
[10-22-2012]

Fall 2012 Programs at Fire Island National Seashore
[10-18-2012]

Special Programs this Columbus Day Weekend at William Floyd Estate and on Fire Island
[10-03-2012]

West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquitoes near Watch Hill
[10-02-2012]

International Coastal Cleanup on Fire Island
[09-12-2012]

Celebrate National Park Service's 96th Birthday: Enjoy a Fire Island program on August 25
[08-23-2012]

More Special Programs at William Floyd Estate, Fire Island in August 2012
[08-13-2012]

Increased Vigilance for West Nile Virus on Fire Island and at William Floyd Estate
[08-01-2012]

Special Programs this Summer on Fire Island and at William Floyd Estate
[07-19-2012]

This Week's National Park Getaway: Fire Island National Seashore
[06-27-2012]

Fire Island Lighthouse 11th Annual Art Show open through July 15
[06-26-2012]

2012 "Essence of Fire Island" Photography Exhibition Opens June 28 in Patchogue
[06-26-2012]

National Get Outdoors Day is Saturday, June 9: Take a Hike on Fire Island
[06-07-2012]

Fire Island's May 2012 Programs feature Migratory Birds, Horseshoe Crabs, Night Skies
[05-03-2012]

Teachers Workshop, Science Conference Provide Opportunities to Explore Fire Island Resources
[04-22-2012]

Fire Island's National Junior Ranger Day Program on Saturday, April 21
[04-16-2012]

Fire Island's Biennial Science Conference Set for April 27-28, 2012
[04-04-2012]

Piping Plovers Return to Fire Island; Pet Restrictions March 15 through Labor Day
[03-29-2012]

Fire Island's Special Programs for March 2012 celebrate history, welcome spring
[03-05-2012]

Fire Island National Seashore's 2012 Volunteer Recruitment Day on March 24
[03-01-2012]

National Parks bring visitors, money and jobs to Long Island
[02-28-2012]

From Vestiges of Winter to Harbingers of Spring: 2012 Great Backyard Bird Count at Fire Island National Seashore
[02-24-2012]

Great Backyard Bird Count at Fire Island, William Floyd Estate on February 18
[02-07-2012]

USGS Continues Coastal Research at Fire Island this Winter; Program January 28
[01-24-2012]

Winter Hikes and Programs Planned on Fire Island, at William Floyd Estate
[01-17-2012]

 

Did You Know?

Close-up view of roots and sand grains beneath golden stems.

Tiny rootlets of the American beach grass (Ammophila breviligulata) and mycorrhyzal fungi hold together the grains of sand that make up sand dunes on Fire Island. You can help protect the dunes by not walking or driving over the beach grass. More...