• 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.

Annual Photo Contests and Art Shows

Share your Fire Island photos!

Fall 2014 Art Shows

Artist in Residence Exhibit
Featuring the works of artist Dawn Lee, sound artist Sven Anderson, painter Mary Ellen Hackett, and installation artist Jason Paradis.

Weekends, September 13-October 4, 2014
Special Presentation Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm: Artist and program coordinator Dawn Lee will discuss the Artist-in-Residence program and the work on display.
Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal
150 West Avenue
Patchogue, New York

Songs of Wilderness Exhibit
Works by David Adams
Watercolor by Mariann Anderson

Wednesday-Sunday, September 6-October 13, 2014
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Wilderness Visitor Center, Fire Island National Seashore, New York


Annual Fire Island Lighthouse Art Show
Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society (FILPS)

(application fee: $10 FILPS members for up to 2 entries / $15 non-members)

For More Information:
phone: 631-661-4876

The Essence of Fire Island
Friends of Fire Island National Seashore's Annual Art Exhibit and Fundraiser

Featuring Nature and Wildlife Photographers of Long Island
Nature Photography Exhibit

For More Information:

More Opportunities to Share Your Work
One of the many values of our National Park Service (NPS) sites around the country is the opportunity each offers for reflection, contemplation and inspiration. Many people express these values in their works of art, and there are a number of venues for sharing your work.

The images you capture at Fire Island National Seashore can be shared with the park's social media pages at:

You may also submit your photos and artwork to a variety of park partners' photo and art contests, or you can enjoy the work created by other artists inspired by park resources.


Did You Know?

View from the top of Fire Island Lighthouse, looking west over the narrow island to the inlet in the distance.

The first Fire Island Lighthouse was built in 1826 on the western end of the island. Today, Fire Island Inlet is more than 5 miles west of this foundation. More...