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 »
Fire Island's scenic oceanfront vistas and colorful sunrises and sunsets over the ocean or bay provide great opportunities for photography.
The Fire Island Lighthouse is perhaps one of the most recognizable landmarks on Long Island, and makes a very patient "model" for your camera.
If you are engaged in any commercial photography or filming, you must obtain a special use permit from the National Park Service.
You may share your images on Facebook and Twitter, or enter either the park's annual photography contest or the larger National Park Foundation-sponsored event.
The Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society hosts an annual art show, usually in July, that includes local photography.
Want to learn more? Join a photography workshop on Fire Island. Check the Schedule of Events for dates and times.
Did You Know?
The piping plover is a federally threatened and New York State endangered species. It may be delisted when a total of 575 breeding pairs can be maintained in New York and New Jersey for five years. Fire Island National Seashore is currently the home of 15 - 20 nesting pairs of these shorebirds. More...