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 May 2: Grounds open on weekends, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Starting Memorial Day Weekend: open Friday - Sunday, 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.
Starting May 8:
Watch Hill Family Campground opens, (631) 567-6664
Watch Hill Marina opens, (631) 597-3109
Starting May 16:
Watch Hill Snack Bar opens, (631) 597-3109
Patchogue-Watch Hill ferry service begins, (631) 475-1665
Visitor Center opens on weekends, (631) 597-6455
PLEASE NOTE: The marina at Sailors Haven is currently under construction and will be closed to private boaters until further notice. 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.
Memorial Day Weekend:
Ferry service from Sayville to Sailors Haven available Friday through Monday.
Starting Saturday, May 30:
Weekend ferry service will be available on Saturdays and Sundays through June 14.
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.