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.
For Your Safety: Avoid Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes on Fire Island are a major component of the natural food chain. Mosquitoes are also vectors of organisms that can cause human diseases.
While Fire Island National Seashore has an active mosquito monitoring program to detect the presence of infected mosquitoes, you should make every effort to avoid becoming a part of the "food chain."
What You Can Do To Avoid Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes Are Part of Estuarine Ecosystems
Did You Know?
Park rangers and certain volunteers provide roving patrols and interpretation on horseback on Fire Island. More...