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 »
Join Our Friends
Friends of Fire Island National Seashore (FFINS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage proper stewardship of park natural resources, foster cooperative and mutual communication between the National Park Service, communities and user groups, and to promote environmentally sound access to all of the various aspects of Fire Island National Seashore.
The group welcomes more members and contributions to help fund additional services for visitors to Fire Island.
For more information contact:
The Friends of Watch Hill (FOWH) is another active organization focused on the visitors and boaters, and helping to take care of facilities at the Watch Hill area. FOWH members work cooperatively to maintain and operate mosquito traps donated by the FFINS. They have also reconstructed a damaged deck overlooking the Great South Bay, and plan to support many other programs and activities at Watch Hill.
This group may be reached at:
Did You Know?
Barrett Beach/Talisman is one of the narrowest parts of 32-mile-long Fire Island. You can easily walk from one side of the island to the other—bay to ocean—in 5 minutes or less. More...