Pet Restrictions in Effect March 15 through Labor Day
Dogs/other pets (except for service animals) are not allowed in the wilderness or on any of Fire Island's federally owned oceanfront beaches from March 15 through Labor Day to help protect threatened and endangered beach-nesting shorebirds. More »
Backcountry Camping Permit and Access Procedures
Reservations for required permits must be obtained through www.recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Watch Hill or points west, and involve a 1½ to 8 mile hike. More »
Attention Watch Hill Ferry Passengers
Due to channel conditions, delay or cancellation of ferry service between Patchogue and Watch Hill may occur. For updated ferry schedule information, please call 631-475-1665.
Patchogue / Headquarters
Fire Island National Seashore Headquarters is located in Patchogue, on the south shore of Long Island, New York.
The America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Senior Pass* ($10, check or money order) and America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Access Pass**
(Free) are issued at park headquarters during regular business hours (Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; closed holidays).
Did You Know?
Seals occasionally bask on Fire Island beaches in winter. Enjoy watching them from a safe distance. Remember to give these wild mammals plenty of room to retreat if you encounter one during your winter hike! More...