Pet Restrictions in Effect March 15 through Labor Day
Dogs/other pets (except for service animals) are not allowed in the wilderness or on any of Fire Island's federally owned oceanfront beaches from March 15 through Labor Day to help protect threatened and endangered beach-nesting shorebirds. More »
Backcountry Camping Permit and Access Procedures
Reservations for required permits must be obtained through www.recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Watch Hill or points west, and involve a 1½ to 8 mile hike. More »
Attention Watch Hill Ferry Passengers
Due to channel conditions, delay or cancellation of ferry service between Patchogue and Watch Hill may occur. For updated ferry schedule information, please call 631-475-1665.
There are no gas stations on Fire Island. If you’re arriving by car via one of the scenic parkways, don't expect to find a gas station on every corner. The closest gas stations are usually located on Montauk Highway just beyond the center of each town or village.
Fuel for boats (gas or diesel) is not available on Fire Island, so check your tank (or your towing service membership) before you leave your home port or launching site. Marine services are available on many of the major tributary rivers on the Great South Bay, and seasonally at nearby Captree State Park.
Did You Know?
Whales and other marine mammals live in the ocean south of Fire Island. Occasionally, they are can be spotted from shore, and rarely a dead whale will wash ashore. More...