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 »
Operating Hours & Seasons
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.
Open all year (hours vary by season):
Open mid-May through mid-October:
Open mid-May through mid-November:
Summer 2014 Opening Dates
Snack bar and retail will be unavailable the weekend of May 9, 2014. Please plan your camping and boating trips accordingly. Restrooms and showers will be available and water/electric stanchions at marina slips identified by dock-master will also be available.
Restaurants and Snack Bars
Did You Know?
In the mid-1970s, Fire Island's deer herd consisted of only about 50 white-tailed deer. By 2005, the number was estimated to be 500-700 deer. More...