• 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

  • 09/08/2013

    Monarch butterflies on goldenrod near sandy beach.
    Location: Fire Island National Seashore: Sailors Haven | Map Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Sailors Haven Visitor Center Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 631-597-6183

For a few special days each autumn, Fire Island becomes a temporary home to thousands of migrating monarch butterflies. Learn more about these beautiful insects and the remarkable journey they make to the mountains of Mexico.

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