• 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


Special Permits
In order to monitor and regulate the use of the park while still conserving the scenery, natural and historic objects, and wildlife within park boundaries, all National Park Service areas require special use permits for certain activities.

Fire Island National Seashore's policy is to accommodate requests for special use permits when and where possible. However, the primary consideration must be given to potential resource damage and to anticipated disruption of normal public use.


Fire Island National Seashore issues permits for the following activities. Additional permits from other agencies are required for some actions.

There is an application fee associated with most permits, and additional administrative costs are recovered for some activities.

Individuals and small groups are no longer required by the National Park Service to obtain a permit for First Amendment activities, but special areas are set aside for these purposes. (See Public Gatherings/Special Events.)


Learn More
For more information about the special uses of national parks, see current planning documents:

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