• 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 »

Watch Hill Facilities & Hours

Watch Hill Facilities

Watch Hill Marina
Opens May 9, 2014

Please visit Fire Island Concessions, LLC for more information.
Phone: 631-597-3109

Watch Hill Family Campground
Opens May 9, 2014

Please visit Fire Island Concessions, LLC for more information.
Phone: 631-567-6664
Reservations: www.watchhillfi.com/camping.html

Watch Hill Visitor Center

Opens May 17, 2014
Phone: 631-597-6455

Effective May 15, 2013, reservations for required wilderness/backcountry camping permits must be obtained at Recreation.gov for overnight stays starting May 25, 2013. Check-in is required at the Watch Hill Visitor Center (or at the Watch Hill Ranger Station, after hours) for camping in either the eastern or western wilderness camping zone.

Watch Hill General Store & Snack Bar
Opens May 17, 2014

Please visit Fire Island Concessions for more information.

The Pier at Watch Hill Restaurant
Opens May 23, 2014

Please visit The Pier at Watch Hill for more information.
Phone: 631-597-9060

Watch Hill Lifeguarded Beach
Please check back for 2014 schedule.
Restrooms open 24 hours during the season.


Watch Hill Ferry
Please see schedule from Watch Hill Ferry Service
Phone: 631-475-1665

Did You Know?

PWC passes a green channel marker in bay near wooded shoreline and salt marsh.

The use of personal watercraft (PWCs or JetSkis) is restricted within the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore. While not permitted at National Park Service facilities or near shorelines, PWCs may use the marked channels to access some of the Fire Island communities. More...