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 »
Where can I take my dog?
During the summer, when piping plovers and colonial nesting birds are nesting, all stretches of federally-owned beach are closed to pets, and pets are not allowed in the wilderness area at that time. Your dog may walk with you on most boardwalks and foot trails. Pets are permitted to stay with you in the Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas and at the Watch Hill Campground. However, pets may not be tied to docks, boardwalks, structures or facilities, and may not be left unattended.
All pet excrement in public use areas or on the beach must be picked up and disposed of properly.
Did You Know?
You may drive to either end of Fire Island, and walk to Fire Island National Seashore from either Robert Moses State Park or Smith Point County Park. You should anticipate long lines of traffic on warm, sunny weekend days. More...