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, suspension of ferry service between Patchogue and Watch Hill may occur. If channel conditions are not navigable, Watch Hill-bound vessels may run to and from Davis Park, approximately one mile from Watch Hill.
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.