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.
01/19/2013Location: Mastic Beach Public Library and Wilderness Visitor Center Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free
Join a Park Ranger to learn how to take the perfect picture. Meet at the Mastic Beach Public Library for a short indoor presentation, then bundle up and head to the beach on Fire Island National Seashore for some outdoor practice with your camera. This program is geared for novice photographers, young adult and up. Bring your camera and dress for the weather. For more information on this free program or to sign up, please call 631-687-4780.