• 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

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.


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.)

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