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 »
We have available at Watch Hill, Sailors Haven, and Wilderness Visitor Centers a special wheelchair, which enables beach travel. The wheelchair is loaned to visitors on a first come, first served basis.
At the William Floyd Estate and the Fire Island Lighthouse, only the first floor is accessible to wheelchairs. At both these sites, exhibits are concentrated on the first floors. At the William Floyd Estate, a photograph album depicts the rooms on the second floor for those unable to reach it physically. At the Fire Island Lighthouse Keepers' Quarters, a filmed version of the Lighthouse tower tour is available to view.
With advance notice, individualized programs may be arranged for groups or individuals with special educational needs or mental challenges. Call park headquarters for information and scheduling.
Did You Know?
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...