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.
Support Your Park
You can help support the National Park Service and Fire Island National Seashore through a number of avenues. Your participation and assistance is greatly appreciated.
Monetary donations may be made directly to Fire Island National Seashore. You may specify that your donation go to either the General Purpose Donation Account or the William Floyd Estate Donation Account.Make a Donation
Write your check or money order payable to "National Park Service" and mail to:
Fire Island National Seashore
120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772
Please specify either the General Purpose Donation Account or the William Floyd Estate Donation Account.
Several official park partners are also approved to accept donations and raise funds that support Fire Island National Seashore.
You may also donate your time and talents. Join more than 125 active volunteers who help make Fire Island National Seashore such a special place for so many people.
Did You Know?
Seals occasionally bask on Fire Island beaches in winter. Enjoy watching them from a safe distance. Remember to give these wild mammals plenty of room to retreat if you encounter one during your winter hike! More...