Sportsman's ORV driving limitations
Due to the breach at Old Inlet, the sportsman's driving area is reduced to approximately 1¼ miles of the beach west of the Wilderness Visitor Center. Required permits may be purchased at this visitor center when staffed, for use through 12/31/2013. More »
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 »
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 »