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: Watch Hill Dune Station | Map Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Kaetlyn Kerr Contact Phone Number: 631-687-4766
Do you enjoy the outdoors but hate biting insects? Most of us only pay attention to bugs because of their painful and sometimes dangerous bites. But, there is more to these curious critters than just their bite. Join National Park Service biologist, Kaetlyn Kerr, for a one-hour indoor presentation to learn more about mosquitoes and ticks; their life cycle, their struggle to survive, and their importance to the Fire Island ecosystem.More »