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 »
Check out Fire Island National Sesahore's latest videos on YouTube!
Take a virtual tour of Fire Island National Seashore:
Overview of the park's natural and cultural resources, and its major facilities and recreational opportunities. Includes aerial views of Fire Island and a glimpse of a guided tour of the William Floyd Estate.
Learn more about the significance and the stories of Fire Island National Seashore's cultural resources:
Tours into the tower are offered daily, and special guided tours of the Light Station grounds are offered periodically. Curriculum-based education programs are also conducted by the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society.
Fire Island National Seashore
While this historic anniversary program wasn't officially or professionally recorded, its content was captured on amateur video. Some of these programs are available on the Friends of Fire Island National Seashore web site to share this perspective on the establishment of of the seashore on September 11, 1964.
Keynote Address by Lee Koppelman
Reminiscences by Walter Reish
Historic Readings by Bartley Horton
Reminiscences by Claire Siegel
Remarks by Murray Barbash
Conclusion by Irving Like
Did You Know?
Horseshoe crabs come near shore on the full moon in May and June to lay thousands of eggs, which are a valuable food source for migrating shorebirds in spring and early summer. Occasionally, a perfectly-formed horseshoe crab molt can be found on the beach, shed as the young animal grows. More...