Sportsman's ORV driving limitations
Due to the breach at Old Inlet, the sportsman's driving area is reduced to approximately 1¼ miles of the beach west of the Wilderness Visitor Center. Required permits may be purchased at this visitor center when staffed, for use through 12/31/2013. More »
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 »
Pets are restricted March 15 through Labor Day on Fire Island National Seashore's ocean beaches and in the Fire Island Wilderness.
Where Can I Take My Dog?
During the summer when ocean beaches are closed to pets, your leashed pet can still join you in some areas:
While Fire Island National Seashore offers some areas where you and your pet may enjoy the park together responsibly, the National Park Service does not allow pets (excluding service animals) in buildings, on ocean beaches from March 15 through Labor Day, in picnic areas, or in areas closed for wildlife protection. Pets must be leashed at all times.
Dogs and other domestic pets may be permitted to ride on ferries to Fire Island, at the discretion of the captain. A dog fare is charged.
All pet excrement in public use areas or on the beach must be picked up and disposed of properly.
Did You Know?
You might get to observe a number of birds on a ranger-guided walk at the William Floyd Estate: a blackburnian warbler perched on a tree branch, a woodcock flushed from the fields, or a bald eagle chasing an osprey with a fish over the salt marsh! More...