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 »
Directions to Fire Island Lighthouse
The Fire Island Lighthouse is located at the southern terminus of Robert Moses Causeway, just east of Robert Moses State Park.
Take the seasonal Fire Island Ferries boat from Bayshore to Kismet, then hike about 1 mile by beach or down the old Coast Guard Road (vehicles allowed by permit only).
Did You Know?
The first Fire Island Lighthouse was built at the end of Fire Island in 1826. Today, the Fire Island Inlet is more than five miles west of this foundation. You can see the remnants of the first structure when you visit the present lighthouse, constructed in 1858. More...