• 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.

Schedule Of Events

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  • Old Mastic House Tours

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Take a guided tour through a historic 25-room mansion. More

  • Sunken Forest Tours

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Explore and learn about the Sunken Forest on a guided tour. More

  • A Guided Canoe Tour: Exploring the Salt Marsh

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Paddle through Fire Island's most extensive salt marsh and learn more about the plants and animals of this shoreline habitat. More

  • Junior Ranger Beach Naturalist

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Bring your junior rangers to the beach to learn more about Fire Island's ever-changing shoreline. More

  • Junior Ranger Beach Naturalist

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Bring your Junior Rangers to the beach to learn more about Fire Island National Seashore. More

  • How Bird Decoys Became Art

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Hear how decoys have become valuable works of American folk art. More

  • Amateur Radio Lighthouse Weekend

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Listen to the Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club communicate with radio operators around the world. More

  • The William Floyd Estate Comes to Patchogue

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    View artistic photographs by New York artist Xiomaro, featuring The William Floyd Estate. More

  • William Floyd Biographer Book Signing

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Fire Island National Seashore will host a book signing event at the Patchogue -Watch Hill Ferry Terminal. More

  • All About Bats: The Secret Life of Night Flyers

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Learn more about bats at this special evening program. More

  • Sunken Forest Tours

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Explore and learn about the Sunken Forest on a guided tour. More

  • Old Mastic House Tours

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Enjoy a guided house tour through the William Floyd Estate and learn about the artifacts and family. More

  • A Guided Canoe Tour: Exploring the Salt Marsh

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Paddle through Fire Island's most extensive salt marsh and learn more about the plants and animals of this shoreline habitat. More

  • Catch of the Day at Watch Hill

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Wade into the bay for this fun net fishing program and learn about Fire Island's marine life. More

  • Catch of the Day at Sailors Haven

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Grab a net and see Fire Island's marine life first-hand. More

  • Amateur Radio Lighthouse Weekend

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Listen to the Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club communicate with radio operators around the world. More

  • The William Floyd Estate Comes to Patchogue

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    View artistic photographs by New York artist Xiomaro, featuring The William Floyd Estate. More

  • Old Mastic House Tours

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Take a guided house tour through the William Floyd Estate and learn about the artifacts and family history. More

  • Summer Stars & Constellations

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Learn tips for viewing the night skies over Fire Island. More

  • Old Mastic House Tours

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Take a guided tour through a historic 25-room mansion. More

  • Sunken Forest Tours

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Explore and learn about the Sunken Forest on a guided tour. More

  • A Guided Canoe Tour: Exploring the Salt Marsh

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Paddle through Fire Island's most extensive salt marsh and learn more about the plants and animals of this shoreline habitat. More

  • Junior Ranger Beach Naturalist

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Bring your junior rangers to the beach to learn more about Fire Island's ever-changing shoreline. More

  • Junior Ranger Beach Naturalist

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Bring your Junior Rangers to the beach to learn more about Fire Island National Seashore. More

  • The Buzz About Bees

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Meet a local bee keeper and learn about the role bees play in nature. More

  • Summer Stars and Constellations

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Learn tips for viewing the night skies over Fire Island. More

  • Songs of Wilderness

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Enjoy the artwork of mixed media artist, David Adams. More

  • Artist Reception: Songs of Wilderness - Works by David Adams

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Opening reception for Songs of Wilderness exhibit at the Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal. More

  • Sunken Forest Tours

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Explore and learn about the Sunken Forest on a guided tour. More

  • Old Mastic House Tours

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Enjoy a guided house tour through the William Floyd Estate and learn about the artifacts and family. More

  • A Guided Canoe Tour: Exploring the Salt Marsh

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Paddle through Fire Island's most extensive salt marsh and learn more about the plants and animals of this shoreline habitat. More

  • Catch of the Day at Watch Hill

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Wade into the bay for this fun net fishing program and learn about Fire Island's marine life. More

  • Catch of the Day at Sailors Haven

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Grab a net and see Fire Island's marine life first-hand. More

  • Songs of Wilderness

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Enjoy the artwork of mixed media artist, David Adams. More

  • Old Mastic House Tours

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Take a guided house tour through the William Floyd Estate and learn about the artifacts and family history. More

  • Old Mastic House Tours

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Take a guided tour through a historic 25-room mansion. More

  • Sunken Forest Tours

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Explore and learn about the Sunken Forest on a guided tour. More

  • Beach to Breach Hike

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Join a park ranger for a 3-mile round trip hike to the breach and enjoy the beach after the crowds thin out. More

  • A Guided Canoe Tour: Exploring the Salt Marsh

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Paddle through Fire Island's most extensive salt marsh and learn more about the plants and animals of this shoreline habitat. More

  • Junior Ranger Beach Naturalist

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Bring your junior rangers to the beach to learn more about Fire Island's ever-changing shoreline. More

  • Junior Ranger Beach Naturalist

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Bring your Junior Rangers to the beach to learn more about Fire Island National Seashore. More

  • The Summer Gunner: The Art and Lore of Traditional Decoy Carving

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Join a decoy carver and learn about the history of waterfowl hunting and the tradition of local carvers. More

  • Songs of Wilderness

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Enjoy the artwork of mixed media artist, David Adams. More

  • Sunken Forest Tours

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Explore and learn about the Sunken Forest on a guided tour. More

  • Old Mastic House Tours

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Enjoy a guided house tour through the William Floyd Estate and learn about the artifacts and family. More

  • A Guided Canoe Tour: Exploring the Salt Marsh

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Paddle through Fire Island's most extensive salt marsh and learn more about the plants and animals of this shoreline habitat. More

  • Songs of Wilderness

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Enjoy the artwork of mixed media artist, David Adams. More

 

View or print our Summer Program Schedule for a list of events and ranger-led programs during the Summer 2014 season.


 

Did You Know?

View from the top of Fire Island Lighthouse, looking west over the narrow island to the inlet in the distance.

The first Fire Island Lighthouse was built in 1826 on the western end of the island. Today, Fire Island Inlet is more than 5 miles west of this foundation. More...