Operating Hours & Seasons
Open all year, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
(Closed on federal holidays.)
Fire Island Lighthouse
Open Daily, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.
* Please call for tower tour availability.
Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Open Friday - Sunday and Holidays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm through November 11.
Backcountry/Wilderness camping within the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness, accessible via Watch Hill, is available year-round. Reservations and permits are required. Please visit www.recreation.gov for more information.
Watch Hill Facilities (Open Seasonally):
National Park Service Facilities
Open all year (hours vary by season)
Open mid-May through mid-October
Open mid-May through mid-November
Please Note: Parts of Fire Island are accessible all year, but most people come during the summer months (late-June through September) when the weather is most favorable for beach related activities. In the off-season (October through April), public transportation to the island may be limited, and some services on various parts of the island are unavailable.