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.
Several brochures and other publications are available to help you plan your stay in the park.
The annual Tide Tables booklet is produced to provide helpful information for operators of permitted vehicles who must use Fire Island beaches. Limited quantities are printed, but the tide and distance information is valued by many.
In this booklet, the times predicted for high and low tides are based on Moriches Inlet calculations.
Several resource and safety flyers are available at the park:
Fire Island National Seashore also produces:
Did You Know?
Fire Island National Seashore's Biennial Science Conference provides an opportunity to hear about the current research projects taking place in the park. More...