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: Wilderness Visitor Center | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Phone Number: 631-281-3010
See the new habitat that Hurricane Sandy created for animals that live in the Fire Island Wilderness. Search for signs of wildlife and create an animal track to take home. Dress for the weather.Geared for children ages 8-12, but all are welcome.More »