• 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

Wilderness Facilities & Hours

Wilderness Visitor Center
 

Wilderness Visitor Center (adjacent to Smith Point County Park)
CR-46 (William Floyd Parkway)
Mastic Beach, NY 11951
Phone: 631-281-3010

Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Wednesday - Sunday and Holidays
(Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days)

No backcountry camping permits are being issued from this office.
Effective May 15, 2013, reservations for a required permit may be obtained at www.recreation.gov for overnight stays starting May 25, 2013. Check-in at Watch Hill for access to both the eastern and western wilderness/backcountry camping zones.

 

Parking
If you are visiting to obtain a Fire Island National Seashore permit, 15-minute parking is now available in front of the Wilderness Visitor Center.

For all others, parking and restrooms are provided at adjacent Smith Point County Park. (Fee charged for parking seasonally.)

Did You Know?

Two boats side-by-side on the water.

Many boating accidents and drownings are alcohol-related. National Park Service rangers and other officers conduct safe boating checks and enforce boating under the influence (BUI) laws on the Great South Bay. More...