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 Communities
Some of the Fire Island communities consist of only a few homes while others have hundreds of houses, with restaurants, small grocery and retail stores, and other businesses. There is one elementary school on Fire Island.
There are rental properties, summer homes, and year-round residences on the island. Several hundred people reside in the communities within the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore during the winter months, while that number swells during the summer.
Although ferry service is available to most communities, many locations do not provide public restrooms. Some of the communities have their own web sites with tourism information. You may contact them directly for more information.
Did You Know?
Located on the Atlantic migratory flyway, Fire Island National Seashore is recognized as a globally important bird area. More...