• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

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  • 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 »

Nearby Attractions

National Park Service Areas
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
38 miles (at least 1+ hour) from Patchogue, NY

Gateway National Recreation Area
Jamaica Bay Unit
53 miles (at least 1¼+ hours) from Patchogue, NY

Floyd Bennett Field
57 miles (at least 1¼+ hours) from Patchogue, NY

Staten Island Unit
66 miles (at least 1½+ hours) from Patchogue, NY

Sandy Hook Unit
113 miles by road (at least 2½+ hours) from Patchogue, NY

National Parks of New York Harbor
Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty National Monument -
64 miles by road (at least 1½-2+ hours) from Patchogue, NY to Statue Cruises' Battery Park Ferry Terminal

Manhattan Sites
(Parking is limited and very expensive; public transportation recommended.)

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
59 miles (at least 1½-2+ hours) from Patchogue, NY

Hamilton Grange National Memorial
60 miles from Patchogue, NY

General Grant National Memorial
62 miles (at least 1½-2+ hours) from Patchogue, NY

Federal Hall National Memorial
63 miles (at least 1½-2+ hours) from Patchogue, NY

National Parks in nearby New Jersey
Edison National Historic Site
81 miles (at least 2-2½+ hours) from Patchogue, NY

Morristown National Historical Park
95 miles (at least 2-2½+ hours) from Patchogue, NY

National Parks in nearby Connecticut
Weir Farm National Historic Site
96 miles (at least 2-2½+ hours) from Patchogue, NY

Long Island Attractions


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Did You Know?

1964-2014 Wilderness 50th Anniversary logo beside winter backpacker on Fire Island

In 2014, America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act on September 3, 1964, just a week before the establishment of Fire Island National Seashore.