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 »
For Your Safety: Always Stay On Boardwalks
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.
By staying on boardwalks, you help protect the plants that hold the fragile dunes together. Never walk on the dunes.
When and where dogs are allowed, always keep your pet leashed. You are required to pick up your dog's waste and dispose of it properly.
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?
The 4-day Fire Island Trek began as a special event in September, 2004, in celebration of Fire Island National Seashore's 40th anniversary. The program has been continued as a means to showcase the variety of resources and recreational and educational opportunities that exist on Fire Island. More...