• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

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  • 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.

Event Details

  • 04/20/2013

    Junior Ranger Day
    Location: Fire Island National Seashore: Wilderness Visitor Center | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Irene Rosen Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 631-687-4780

Become a Junior Ranger! Kids, ages 5-15, celebrate National Junior Ranger day at Fire Island. The exciting line-up of activities for this year's free event include:

  • 11am - 4pm  Displays and Hands-on Activities all day under the Junior Ranger Tent
  • 11 am, Noon, 1 pm  "iPad Video Postcards" - Advance Registration Required:  631-687-4780
  • 11:30 - 12:30  "Basic Nature Photography" (bring your own camera)
  • 1 - 2 pm  "Let's Move Outside: Beach Detective Hike" - one hour beach hike for ages 10 and up, Registration Required: 631-687-4780 or day of event (limit 25 participants)
  • 2:30 - 3:30 "Shifty Sands" activity
  • Complete any of Fire Island National Seashore Junior Ranger booklets and recieve a special patch.


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