More Park Facilities Reopen During May 2013
Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas open May 10. Limited ferry service from Sayville to Sailors Haven resumes May 13 and ferries from Patchogue to Watch Hill start on May 18. Remaining park facilities to reopen by May 25, 2013. More »
Fees & Reservations
While there are no entrance fees for Fire Island National Seashore, you must plan to pay parking and/or transportation fees in order to get to most parts of Fire Island.
Additional fees are charged by a park concessioner (Fire Island Concessions, LLC) for use of the marinas at Sailors Haven and Watch Hill, and for the campground at Watch Hill. Fire Island Concessions manages reservations for the Watch Hill Campground, which usually fills early for summer weekends.
Interpretive and educational program fees are charged by one of the park's cooperating associations, the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society.
Fees are charged for permits associated with several other activities within park boundaries.
As a convenience for visits to other national parks that charge entrance fees, three of these passes - the Senior Pass, Access Pass, and Annual Pass for U. S. Military - may be obtained at Fire Island National Seashore park headquarters in Patchogue during normal office hours. (Remember to bring your check or a $10 money order if you're obtaining the Senior Pass at this office.)
1) America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Annual Pass: $80.
This is an annual admission pass which replaces the Golden Eagle Passport and National Parks Pass, and can be obtained by calling 1-888-ASK USGS (1-888-275-8747), Ext. 1, or online.
2) America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Senior Pass: $10.
This is a lifetime admission and discount pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are age 62 or over. The pass does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
3) America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Access Pass: Free.
4) America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Volunteer Pass: Free.
Since there are no park entrance fees and the park's campground is operated by a concessioner, none of these passes provide discounts or cost savings at Fire Island National Seashore.
Did You Know?
Lifeguarded beaches are provided at Fire Island National Seashore during the summer at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven. More...