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.
A late autumn bird walk will be conducted on the grounds of the William Floyd Estate. The varied habitats of woods and fields, bordered by Moriches Bay, provide food and shelter for a wide diversity of bird species. Bring binoculars and meet in the William Floyd Estate parking lot at 245 Park Drive in Mastic Beach, NY 11951. Roundtrip walk will be approximately 2 miles. Call 631-399-2030 for more information, directions.More »