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: Protect Yourself From Sun
Be sure you're protecting yourself and your children from the sun. The sun's rays reflect off the water and can cause long-term damage to your skin and eyes. You should apply appropriate sunscreen, even on cloudy days.
Fire Island's cool breezes often temper the effects of summer heat. However, you should recognize the signs of common hot-weather health emergencies—heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburn, and heat rash—and take proper precautions to protect yourself.
Did You Know?
The Floyd family left to the National Park Service more than 3,000 books from their family's personal library. A number of books were written by descendants of William Floyd, who lived in the house at "Old Mastic." More...