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 »
The Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society staffs a contact facility and museum at the Fire Island Lighthouse, open all year. You may purchase a wide selection of maritime books, souvenirs and other items at the Lighthouse gift shop.
The William Floyd Estate, open seasonally, includes a small orientation exhibit and book sales counter in the historic manor house. You may learn more about Long Island's colonial history and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence at this park site.
While there is no major visitor center in Patchogue, you may pick up brochures or obtain Golden Age and Access passports at park headquarters on weekdays.
Did You Know?
You can hike into New York State's only federally-designated wilderness area on Fire Island. Day trips into the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness provide an opportunity to sample the sensation of being miles away from civilization. More...