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 »
Places To Go
Fire Island National Seashore provides opportunities to enjoy relatively undeveloped barrier island beaches, see a rare maritime holly forest, explore wilderness, learn about the country's maritime history, and gather with friends and family. At the park's William Floyd Estate, you can see evidence of almost 300 years of one family's history and use of the land. On Fire Island within the boundaries of the national seashore, there are 17 pre-existing communities, some with restaurants and other facilities for guests, and there's Smith Point County Park, with a wide range of beach recreation opportunities. Long Island's first state park, Robert Moses State Park, lies just outside the federal boundaries on Fire Island.
Some facilities are accessible and open year round, weather permitting, while other sites are open seasonally or are less easily accessible. Many sites were impacted by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.
You can find out "What's Happening This Week" at each location.
National Park Facilities Open All Year/Accessible by private vehicle
National Park Facilities Open Seasonally/Accessible by private vehicle
National Park Facilities Open Seasonally/Accessible by passenger ferry or private boat
National Park Areas Open Seasonally/Accessible by private boat only
Did You Know?
The first Fire Island Lighthouse was built in 1826 on the western end of the island. Today, Fire Island Inlet is more than 5 miles west of this foundation. More...