• 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 »

Fire Island 2-Day Trek

Individuals stroll down quiet wide beach.
On the Fire Island Trek, you'll experience miles of wide open beaches, interspersed with the sights and sounds of Fire Island National Seashore's developed areas--Watch Hill, Barrett Beach, Sailors Haven, Fire Island Lighthouse--and the 17 Fire Island communities and other small settlements between them. 

While the breach at Old Inlet remains open, the Fire Island Trek will be a two day, thirteen mile hike beginning at the Watch Hill Visitor Center and ending at the Fire Island Lighthouse. The Trek is open to anyone who can meet the physical demands of the program: walking 13 miles in 2 consecutive days, walking long distances in loose sand and being exposed to the elements including the sun, wind and possibly rain.

Limited logistical support is available, but you must pay for some meals along the way. A $90.00 fee is charged for this program to cover the costs of lodging, some meals, ferry and logistical support. 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?

PWC passes a green channel marker in bay near wooded shoreline and salt marsh.

The use of personal watercraft (PWCs or JetSkis) is restricted within the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore. While not permitted at National Park Service facilities or near shorelines, PWCs may use the marked channels to access some of the Fire Island communities. More...