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 »
What's Happening this Week
Hurricane Sandy Impacts at the Fire Island Wilderness
Fire Island Lighthouse
Currently closed at least until Robert Moses State Park Field 5 reopens.
Hurricane Sandy Impacts at the Fire Island Lighthouse
Many dunes were flattened and boardwalks displaced by the storm. Hurricane Sandy heavily impacted all public access routes to the Fire Island Lighthouse, inlcuding the roads in Robert Moses State Park, where most Lighthouse visitors park.
Hurricane Sandy Impacts at Sailors Haven/Sunken Forest
Hurricane Sandy Impacts at Watch Hill
Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal
The Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal will reopen mid-May 2013.
For Routine Ferry Service to Fire Island National Seashore facilities
Did You Know?
Tiny insectivorous plants called sundews (Drosera rotundifolia and D. intermedia) may be found in the low moist swales between dunes in the Fire Island wilderness area. Sundew gets its name from the glistening sticky substance on its leaves that traps ants and other small insects. More...