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.
Location: Fire Island National Seashore: Wilderness Visitor Center | Map Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Wilderness Visitor Center Contact Phone Number: 631-281-3010 or 631-687-4780
Hurricane Sandy significantly transformed the landscape of Fire Island. Join this short outdoor program for an in-depth scientific information about how the storm changed the barrier island landscape.
Explore the beach and dune layers with a coastal geologist and discover how they tell the story of change. Visit an overwash fan and compare before and after photos to see how the island has changed. Learn more about barrier island change and how the park is responding to the challenges of a dynamic landscape. Dress warmly and for walking on sand.
*Rain/Snow Date: January 13, 2013More »