• 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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  • 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 »

For Your Safety: Always Stay On Boardwalks

Boardwalks help protect us from ticks and poison ivy.

Many of the park's paths and trails are marked by established boardwalks. By staying on these boardwalks, you can help protect native plants and animals, and help keep some of the native flora and fauna away from you.

Poison Ivy is abundant on Fire Island. Ticks are often encountered on the tips of grasses and other vegetation.

By staying on boardwalks, you help protect the plants that hold the fragile dunes together. Never walk on the dunes.

After rain, some boardwalks may be slippery so watch your step. Always wear shoes on the boardwalks to avoid splinters and cuts from nails.

Did You Know?

Two boats side-by-side on the water.

Many boating accidents and drownings are alcohol-related. National Park Service rangers and other officers conduct safe boating checks and enforce boating under the influence (BUI) laws on the Great South Bay. More...