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: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Elizabeth Rogers Contact Phone Number: 631-687-4766
Celebrate the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day weekend by taking a sunset stroll by the sea. Join a park ranger for a 3 mile walk to the breach at Old Inlet and back. Learn about Fire Island's dynamic shoreline while the sun sets and May's Flower Moon rises. Bring drinking water and insect protection; dress for the weather and be prepared to walk on the sand.