• 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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  • New Backcountry Camping procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through Recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Davis Park or access points west, and involve a 2½ to 10 mile hike. More »

Fall Twilight Trek

Group on trail through swale at Sailors Haven.
Experience Fire Island at a quieter time of year, during late September. On the Fall Twilight Trek, you'll explore a variety of barrier island habitats, as well as the western communities of Fire Island.

The Fall Twilight Trek is a seven hour, non-stop, nine mile hike beginning at the Fire Island Pines and ending at the Fire Island Lighthouse. The Twilight Trek is open to anyone who can meet the physical demands of the program: walking nine miles in seven hours, walking long distances in loose sand and being exposed to the elements including the sun, wind and possibly rain. Registration is required as space is limited. Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.


For more information or to request an application please contact the Office of Interpretation at 631-687-4780 or e-mail us.

Did You Know?

Portrait of William Floyd, painted in 1792, with his Mastic plantation in background.

In 1790, William Floyd - one of New York's four signers of the Declaration of Independence - was the largest slave holder in Suffolk County, New York, at one time. The 1790 U. S. Census indicates that 14 slaves lived on his Mastic plantation. More...