More Park Facilities Reopen During May 2013
Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas open May 10. Limited ferry service from Sayville to Sailors Haven resumes May 13 and ferries from Patchogue to Watch Hill start on May 18. Remaining park facilities to reopen by May 25, 2013. 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?
As you cross the Great South Bay from Long Island to Fire Island, you may be able to catch a glimpse of the light atop the Fire Island Lighthouse, which appears to flash every 7½ seconds. More...