Sportsman's ORV driving limitations
Due to the breach at Old Inlet, the sportsman's driving area is reduced to approximately 1¼ miles of the beach west of the Wilderness Visitor Center. Required permits may be purchased at this visitor center when staffed, for use through 12/31/2013. More »
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
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 $100.00 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.
Did You Know?
In 2014, America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act on September 3, 1964, just a week before the establishment of Fire Island National Seashore.