Pet Restrictions in Effect March 15 through Labor Day
Dogs/other pets (except for service animals) are not allowed in the wilderness or on any of Fire Island's federally owned oceanfront beaches from March 15 through Labor Day to help protect threatened and endangered beach-nesting shorebirds. More »
Backcountry Camping Permit and Access Procedures
Reservations for required permits must be obtained through www.recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Watch Hill or points west, and involve a 1½ to 8 mile hike. More »
Attention Watch Hill Ferry Passengers
Due to channel conditions, delay or cancellation of ferry service between Patchogue and Watch Hill may occur. For updated ferry schedule information, please call 631-475-1665.
William Floyd Estate Facilities & Hours
William Floyd Estate
Free 1-hour guided tours of the 25-room furnished house are offered every half-hour. Last tour leaves at 4:00 p.m.
Plan to spend at least 2 hours at the William Floyd Estate to see the house, grounds and family cemetery. Don't forget to bring insect repellent if you plan to tour the grounds and cemetery.
An Eastern National sales area is located in the Old Mastic House. At the conclusion of the guided tour, you may purchase additional materials to help you learn more about the life and times of William Floyd and his family.
Stop by as you leave the tour.
Did You Know?
The origin of the name "Fire Island" has not been officially documented, and several theories exist. What do you think? More...