Operating Hours & Seasons
Open all year, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
(Closed on federal holidays.)
Fire Island Lighthouse
Open Daily, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
* Please call for tower tour availability.
Friday through Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Starting June 27: Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Open Friday - Sunday and Holidays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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 for Season:
Starting June 27: Watch Hill Visitor Center open Wednesday through Friday, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm; and Saturday and Sundays, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Sailors Haven Visitor Center open Saturday and Sundays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Starting June 27: Sailors Haven Visitor Center open Wednesdays through Fridays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; and Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
PLEASE NOTE: The marina at Sailors Haven is currently under construction and will be closed to private boaters until further notice. Shoreline access to the site is closed during construction.
Ferry service to Sailors Haven will continue to be provided by Sayville Ferry Service during construction and visitors may also access the site by foot from nearby Fire Island communities. Minor interruptions to regularly scheduled ferries may occur to accommodate construction activities. The snack bar may be closed during construction. Please call (631) 597-6171 for most up-to-date information.
Starting Friday, June 19:
Daily ferry service from Sayville to Sailors Haven begins.
General Store open daily.
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.