• 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

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  • 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 »

Leave No Trace

To keep the park and its beaches clean and healthy, Fire Island National Seashore embraces a Carry-In, Carry-Out policy.

By not having garbage cans on the beach, there is less of an attraction for sea gulls and other birds, which may prey on shorebirds and leave unsanitary droppings behind.

By cooperating with Carry-In, Carry-Out, you can help save money which may be better used to provide lifeguards, maintenance, rangers and other park services.

While camping, always practice applicable Leave No Trace techniques. (At Fire Island National Seashore, ground fires are not permitted, and other restrictions may apply.)

"Take only pictures; leave only footprints."

Did You Know?

Group gathers in front of white manor house surrounded by large trees.

Several generations of Floyd family women planted trees around the William Floyd Estate's Old Mastic House. You can still see some of those same trees today. Several big trees are now more than 150 years old. More...