• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

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  • Pet Restrictions in Effect March 15 through Labor Day

    Dogs/other pets (except for service animals) are not allowed in the wilderness or on any of Fire Island's federally owned oceanfront beaches from March 15 through Labor Day to help protect threatened and endangered beach-nesting shorebirds. More »

  • Backcountry Camping Permit and Access Procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through www.recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Watch Hill or points west, and involve a 1½ to 8 mile hike. More »

  • Attention Watch Hill Ferry Passengers

    Due to channel conditions, delay or cancellation of ferry service between Patchogue and Watch Hill may occur. For updated ferry schedule information, please call 631-475-1665.

Smith Point County Park

Smith Point County Park

A variety of recreational activities are available at Smith Point County Park.

Smith Point County Park is located at the eastern end of Fire Island. While it lies within the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore, this area is not managed by the National Park Service. The park is accessible by car via the William Floyd Parkway. Parking is available in the Smith Point County Park lot (fee charged) for access to the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness and Wilderness Visitor Center.

Smith Point County Park provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities and services not available at national park facilities on Fire Island. For more information, please visit Smith Point County Park or call 631-852-1313.


TWA Flight 800 Memorial
The TWA Flight 800 International Memorial and Garden is located adjacent to the Smith Point Pavilion. This site, which opened on July 17, 2002, was designed to honor the victims of the crash of Flight 800 off Fire Island on July 17, 1996.

Did You Know?

Winter Backpacker in Fire Island Wilderness.

The Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness was named for New York Congressman Otis G. Pike, who served from 1961-79, and co-sponsored the bill to create Fire Island National Seashore in 1964. The Fire Island Wilderness was designated in 1980. More...